This Week A Year Ago on ISBAA : Elvis is Everywhere in Nashville

This blog went daily a year ago and I have been fortunate to have a lot of new followers come along for the ride since. I have recently began reposting popular photos I placed on this blog a year ago.rob paine pileated

web  elvis rob paine
Elvis on Broadway by Rob Paine

Elvis Presley died 36 years ago today. For those of you who are old enough to remember do you recall where you were when you heard the news? I was in Scituate, Mass., visiting family. It is one of those things you just don’t forget.

There was a funny song that Virginia native Mojo Nixon wrote and sang titled “Elvis Is Everywhere.” One of the verses goes like this:

“Elvis is in your jeans.
He’s in your cheesburgers
Elvis is in Nutty Buddies!
Elvis is in your mom!”

After an outing a few years ago to Nashville’s Lower Broadway, home to many famous honky tonk bars, I started thinking Mojo should add “Elvis is all over Nashville.” to his lyrics. (see below for more photos and text)

rob paine elvis

While we were eating a late lunch we look across the street and Elvis in on a rooftop as shown in this photo.

On another store front, Elvis is looks to be permanently singing on a pedestal above another storefront. (see photo below)
web elvis in air rob paine

elvis on wheels

Here is another Elvis stationed on Lower Broadway. This Elvis is on wheels, making it easy to take him in and out of the rain. I wonder if someone illegally parked Elvis on the street would  Elvis get a ticket?

web rob paine colorful elvis
A different view of the Elvis statue shown at the top of this posts

Finally, perhaps the most important likeness of Elvis can be found in the nearby Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, a fabulous museum celebrating the history and importance of country music.

elvis rob paine hall of fame

Elvis Presley was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1998. The first line of Elvis’ plaque reads “Known worldwide as the “King of Rock and Roll” Elvis’ earliest ambition was to be a country music performer.” According to CHOF tribute, in addition to his rock and roll fame, Elvis had great success on the country charts, especially early in his career.

As it should, the memory of Elvis definitely lives on in a big way in Music City.

Please feel free to leave a reply. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughtful feedback, Rob

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s