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Valentines With The King

Elvis, a Country Singer?  Yes, he was!  Tonight, February 11, WGNA welcomes you to an evening with the King.  Of course, the real deal won’t be in the house, but the next best thing is Elvis Impersonator Drew Polsun and the Fascinations.  Drew and crew will bring the spirit of Elvis back to life with a Valentine Concert at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga, New York!

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What shocks a lot of Elvis fans, is that the King of Rock and Roll started in Country Music.   Elvis placed his very first singles on the Billboard Country Music charts, before having any success in Rock and Roll music.   Actually, his very first Number One single, “I Forgot To Remember To Forget,” peaked at the top on the Country Music charts in September of 1955.   That’s right, Elvis’ first Number One was a Country Music hit!  The follow up, “Heartbreak Hotel,” would bring him to the pop charts where he would later become known as the King of Rock and Roll!

However, it’s also interesting to note that all of Elvis’ big hits were also Country Crossovers.   For example, “Hound Dog,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “All Shook Up,” “Teddy Bear,” and even “Jailhouse Rock” all received country radio support and hit Number One on the Billboard Country Music Charts.  Elvis would have fit easily in today’s world of Country Music, with so many crossover artists like Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker, The Eagles, Darius Rucker, Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi and Lady Antebellum putting songs on both the Pop and Country Billboard Charts.

Elvis Presley was elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1998 alongside Tammy Wynette. 

If you’d like to relive the great music of the King, join us Friday, February 11 as the Holiday Inn Saratoga turns into Graceland.  For more information visit

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