Elvis Presley was inducted to the MAEE Walk of Fame on January 19, 2016.
In Meridian, Tommy Dulaney, president of the MAEE’s board of directors, was joined in the Walk of Fame presentation by Marty Gamblin, executive director of the MAEE. The January 19 event was free and open to the public.
“It’s incomprehensible when you look at what this man accomplished,” said Gamblin. Today’s pop artists have a longevity of about three to six years. Elvis has been gone for 39 years, and according to Forbes, last year alone he earned $55 million dollars, second only to Michael Jackson. He was a phenomenal icon.”
A star presentation had also taken place on Elvis’s January 8 birthday in Tupelo, the birthplace of Elvis Presley.
“This presentation is a welcome addition to our annual celebration and certainly if you think about Mississippi in terms of music and entertainment you think about Elvis Presley almost immediately,” said Dick Guyton, the Birthplace executive director. “We also appreciate the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Alliance for their partnering with the MAEE to bring this ceremony to the birthplace.”
“Elvis is unquestionably one of the greatest entertainers I’ve ever seen,” said MAEE Executive Director Marty Gamblin at the Tupelo, Mississippi. star presenation “And he’s probably our most famous Mississippian.”
Enjoy this Elvis moment.