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  • Deborah Allen to Announce "Amazing Graceland" Contest Winner on April 13

    Mon, 09 Apr 2012 10:31:08

    Deborah Allen to Announce "Amazing Graceland" Contest Winner on April 13 - She got 10,000 entries from Elvis fans all over the US

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    In less than three months, Deborah Allen's "Amazing Graceland" contest has generated more than 10,000 entries from Elvis fans around the country hoping to win an all-expense paid trip to Elvis Week 2012. That's what we call a successful promotion.

    The contest, which invited fans to submit their memories about Elvis and Graceland ended this past Saturday, April 7. Allen will announce the winner on Friday, April 13, during George Klein's "Elvis Hour" radio show on Sirius XM. Since the contest began on Jan. 8, Allen has appeared on the program numerous times to read some of the thousands of entries she has received online and through the mail.

    We can't wait to find out who won and who shared the best memory. "The response to our ‘Amazing Graceland' contest has exceeded all of our expectations," says Allen. "It just goes to show you how timeless and iconic Elvis Presley remains in this country and in our culture. As a Memphis native, I am a devoted Elvis fan, and it was his spirit that moved me to write 'Amazing Graceland.' I never thought it would take on a life of its own the way it has, though! The number of letters and emails we've received just floors me!"

    Allen wrote "Amazing Graceland" after visiting Elvis' famed Graceland mansion in 2009. The powerful tribute song is the opening track on her 2011 Delta Rock Records release, Hear Me Now, and has become one of the multi-talented singer's favorite songs to perform live.

    The Amazing Graceland Contest grand prize winner and a guest will receive roundtrip airfare and three night's hotel accommodations, admission to select Elvis Week 35th anniversary events and attractions in Memphis (Aug. 15-17 only), an autographed copy of Allen's latest album, Hear Me Now, and a special meet-and-greet and dinner with the Grammy-nominated performer. Elvis Week 2012 is held Aug. 10-18, 2012.

    What is your favorite Elvis Presley "memory?"

    —Carly Costello
    04.06.12



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