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December 20, 2012

Here Comes the King!

Strap on your blue suede shoes, pop up your jacket collar and get ready to shake those hips because the King is coming to Weatherford!

That's right, Donny Edwards is coming to the Texas Opry, New Years Eve at 2:30 for a single performance of "One Night With Elvis" that promises to be one heck of a rock-n-roll good time.

Donny Edwards is a two-time world champion Elvis Tribute Artist, who has performed on hit television shows such as NBC's "Next Best Thing" and "The Young and the Restless." He has also played with some of Elvis's original band members such as D.J. Fontana, Elvis's drummer; and his back up group the Jordanaires.

"We are going to come through there and bring back the spirit of Elvis, with his persona, and the atmosphere. That's the difference between me and other tribute artists, we are very authentic and even sing in Elvis's original key. And we have a good time doing it," said Edwards.

Edwards said being Elvis has always come naturally for him and that from an early age people would mistake him for the King.

"My mom said, when I was a kid and an Elvis record would come on, I knew how to shake my leg. Ever since I was a kid, I remember watching him. I was an avid Elvis fan, it always stuck with me. When kids were jamming out to Bon Jovi, I viewed Elvis as the best. As I got older, people started to comment on my look. When I hit my teenage years I started to look more like him and people said, ‘Hey Elvis.' Its funny because I was always drawn to it."

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