Raye and Martindale Head to Nashville for Inaugural Nashville Elvis Festival

(MARCH 2017) – On March 30, country icon Collin Raye and TV game show host Wink Martindale will join Elvis fans from around the world in traveling to Nashville to attend the inaugural Nashville Elvis Festival.  The Nashville Elvis Festival is an event like no other, celebrating the music and legacy of Elvis Presley.

“I always get excited when I have the opportunity to be involved in anything Elvis related,” Raye said. “I grew up loving Elvis…the persona, the unbelievable charisma that transcended all entertainment genres, and above all, the music… the incredible collection of songs he left behind.  It is an honor to be involved in this celebration.  Long live the King!”

The four day festival will be filled with live music, celebrity appearances and on-stage interviews with Elvis Presley’s friends and band members. The festival will also include an Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest and will be judged by Envision Networks Rewind Country host Collin Raye, and Presley’s lifelong friend and host of  The 100 Greatest Christmas Hits of All Time, Wink Martindale.

“My wife Sandy and I are looking forward to the upcoming Nashville Elvis Festival.  This will be the first of such celebrations in Music City U.S.A.” Martindale said“Highlighting the event will be an Ultimate Elvis Tribute competition for which Sandy and I will proudly serve as judges.”

“People are coming to Nashville from all over the world to help us celebrate Elvis – an astonishing four decades after his passing,” said Nashville Elvis Festival Co-Founder, Brian Mayes.  “Elvis has been underrepresented in Nashville for far too long… and we’re thrilled to bring Elvis back to Music City!”

Collin Raye’s Rewind Country is hosted by country icon Collin Raye. These daily vignettes highlight the untold stories behind the music and artists who ruled the country music charts over the last 30 years. From Dolly Parton, John Michael Montgomery, Lorrie Morgan to Ronnie Milsap, Charlie Daniels, Montgomery Gentry, Pam Tillis, Joe Nichols and many more artists have already been interviewed for Collin Raye’s Rewind Country, sharing their amazing moments and stories.

Wink Martindale is currently host of The 100 Greatest Christmas Hits of All Time, a special holiday radio program that counts down everyone’s favorite Yuletide hits from 100 to number one. The song list is based on data compiled by Billboard Magazine and listings of the Christmas tracks most played on radio over the past decade.  This compilation includes hit singles as well as classic tracks from the most-loved and best-selling Christmas albums of all time.

For more information about Collin Raye’s Rewind Country or The 100 Greatest Christmas Hits of All Time visit goenvisionnetworks.com. Stations interested in adding the feature or show to their programming should contact Amber Wade at amberw@envisionradio.com or 216-831-3761.

About Envision Networks®:

Envision Networks® provides content and services to more than 2,500 radio stations and reaches millions of listeners each week. Envision Radio Networks, Inc. is the largest independently owned affiliate relations company in the country and supplies all types of programming and services to radio including morning show content, short-form vignettes, virtual weather-news-sports broadcasts, live syndicated morning shows, long-form weekend programming, 24/7 formats, comedy services, event programming, off-air tools, web content, album releases and artist specials. Envision Networks® is based in Cleveland, Ohio, with offices in New York City and Nashville.   



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