Elvis Presley was a true genius when it came to showbiz. He was an amazing singer and an even better performer. I have heard many people say that there will never be anyone like him again and I agree.
Even though he was known as The King of Rock n’ Roll, Elvis still loved gospel music. It was one of his early musical influences. His passion for gospel can be seen in this video!
His previous gospel album ‘His Hand in Mine’ was a huge success for RCA, despite the difficulty they encountered in getting airplay on radio stations.
“How Great Thou Art” has been one of my favorite classics for a long time. The way Elvis sang it made it even better. His performance managed to enthrall his audience back in the day, and it still enthralls many now. Elvis won three of his Grammy Awards for gospel recordings. The emotion and the passion he puts in his songs are truly hard to miss.
The church and steeple featured on the cover for this album is the First Church of Christ, located in Sandwich, Massachusetts. I love when he sings this, and raises his hand up to meet God. That’s how Pentecostals and Baptists sing and pray in church. They feel God’s Mighty hand reaching down to meet theirs. Elvis was filled with that Spirit, or he couldn’t have sung any of his music so deeply and well.