Everyone knows who Elvis is and can name many of his hit songs. However, you usually don’t hear that much about his gospel music. This is not the case with my NaNa. If you mention Elvis around her, you better be prepared to listen to her talk about his gospel singing and how he could sing that better than any other musician. Of course, she knows all of his other music, but gospel is her favorite. It is funny to watch her expression when I mention his name. She gets this dreamy eyed look and corny smile. NaNa has all of his gospel albums, regular ones, movies and even some posters. Her favorite songs are “There Will Be Peace In The Valley” and “Mansion Over The Hilltop”, and she always sings along with him.
Singing gospel songs was very important to Elvis, and he wanted to share his love of God with his fans.
“Gospel music is the purest thing there is on this earth,” Elvis Presley