His voice was a gift from God. He believed in the Bible and loved singing gospel music, especially the traditional southern hymns.
“We do two shows a night for five weeks. A lotta times we’ll go upstairs and sing until daylight - gospel songs. We grew up with it...It more or less puts your mind at ease. It does mine, ” Elvis said.
Many of Elvis Presley’s backup singers were gospel quartets including the Imperials. From 1956 to 1970, the legendary gospel group, The Jordanaires performed alongside Elvis. Of all the music Elvis knew and loved, it was the gospel quartets that touched him so deeply. The Jordanaires were among Elvis' favorites. Their music was spirited and black-influenced, very much in keeping with Elvis's tastes.
With all the songs he performed during his career, Elvis won just three Grammys.
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12). Joshua Fit The Battle – a rhythmic hand-clapping song telling the Biblical story about the walls of Jericho.
11). I Believe In The Man In The Sky – a country gospel song of worship and praise.
10). Mansion Over the Hilltop – a great revival hymn with country roots.
9). – A song about faith and going through life’s storms. Elvis lifts his voice to the heavens as he sings.
8). He Touched Me – This 1972 gospel album, a compilation of gospel and contemporary Christian music, earned Elvis his second Grammy Award.
7). We Call On Him – This beautiful tribute to God’s amazing lovemade its debut in 1971.
6). In My Father’s House – This religious song refers to scripture. John 14:2 says, “In my Father’s house are many mansions…” This beautiful hymn attributes to that message.
5). Where Could I Go But To The Lord – a traditional, spiritually uplifting gospel hymn.
4). – Elvis performed this beautiful hymn on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1957.
3). American Trilogy – Some may not consider this a religious song, but listening to Elvis sing, “Glory, Glory, Alleluia... His truth is marching on, ” will lift anyone’s spirit.
2). Take My Hand, Precious Lord – an inspirational song filled with tender mercies and grace.
His music was fine but not my favorite
I very much like music...my folks thought I'd make a career of it (or writing) but I had stage fright so bad I knew that no one was gonna pay to see me passed out colder'n a brick in winter weather :) My grandma once told me she thought I would die if I didn't have music. But Elvis songs were not my favorite...the gospel songs yes,but others,,,not really.
john Wayne couldn't hold a candle to my real favorite cowboy, Roy Rogers! IMHO
F-Troop was just a really goofy show...the cowboy version of Hogan's Heros