The first call I made was to the administrative offices of Graceland, Elvis estate in Memphis, to members of the marketing team who regularly came to Nashville to promote it with a booth at Fan Fair, now known as CMA Fest. In addition to the show presentation, we would also have a special section in theCMA Awardsprogram book recognizing each inductee. We decided to approach Sam Phillips about writing a tribute piece to Elvis. As the legendary producer behindSun Records,Phillips launched a musical revolution with Elvis and Johnny Cashs first recordings, among others. This story plays out in Episode 4, I Cant Stop Loving You, ofCountry Music.
References^ CMA Fest
(www.cmafest.com)^ CMA Awards
(www.cmaawards.com)^ Sun Records