CMT Airs Elvis Week

Posted by Lisa Ann Schleipfer on 08/06/2008

INPUT { behavior: url( ; }INPUT,TEXTAREA,SELECT,.FCK__Anchor,.FCK__PageBreak { behavior: url( ; }TABLE { behavior: url( ; }Elvis Presley Week Country Music Television is preparing for a week of hound dogs and heartbreak hotels.  Starting August 11, CMT is honoring the King with week-long programming featuring specials on CMT Insider and CMT Top 20 Countdown.The six-day event kicks off with Elvis: Las Vegas, a concert special that features rare footage of the rock-and-roll legend, and interviews with those who were close to him.  The special also will showcase performances of Elvis classics, including Toby Keith and Joe Perry performing "Mystery Train," Faith Hill performing the gospel classic "Peace in the Valley," and Three 6 Mafia performing "In the Ghetto." Elvis: Las Vegas airs Monday, Aug. 11 at 8:00 p.m. Other programming for Elvis Week includes footage of the Elvis Week 2008 events held in Memphis, Tenn., with a launch party for the Elvis: Las Vegas special.  On Saturday, Aug. 16, the channel will air Jailhouse Rock at 3:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. EST/CST.