Tuesday, December 7, 2010
It’s not a secret that EP loved the voice of Sherrill Nielsen. During a Las Vegas show, Elvis introduced him as “the greatest tenor in gospel music.” In Elvis’ final years, Sherrill became an integral part of his music both on stage and in the recording studio. For instance, you can hear Sherrill singing harmony with Elvis on “Blue Spanish Eyes,” “Help Me” and the high falsetto ending on “Unchained Melody.” Sherrill is well known to fans for singing “O Solo Mio” as an intro to “It’s Now Or Never” during Elvis’ concerts, and for the unusual “Softly, As I Leave You,” where Sherrill sings and Elvis recites the words. On the back of Sherrill's first paycheck Elvis wrote, "God loves you, but He loves you best when you sing." Sherrill has given his life to the music so many of us have loved for many years and now he needs our help!
In March of 2010, Sherrill and Brenda were performing in Europe when a blood clot was found in his leg. They flew home to Alabama, where he developed pneumonia. Then, he was diagnosed with lung cancer. Currently, Sherrill is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments. They have health insurance, but it’s not covering everything and those uninsured medical expenses continue to soar. This presents them with a serious financial problem, because Sherrill and Brenda have been unable to perform and earn an income since the first of 2010.
1. Pray for Sherrill
2. Spread the word to others
3. Log on http://cdbaby.com/cd/christmaswithvoice and digitally download the album. We are now in the process of manufacturing three additional albums which will also be placed on cdbaby.com as soon as possible. They are: “Distilled Gospel,” “Voice Reunites,” and “Sherrill Nielsen and Voice.” Sherrill and Brenda will receive 100% of the net profits from all four of these albums to hopefully help defer some of those soaring medical costs.
But the most needful and best way to help is by sending donations (as often as possible) directly to Sherrill Nielsen, P.O. Box 2626, Cullman, AL 35056.
UPDATE: The handicapped seating issue has been resolved.
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|Elvis Presley Fan Club CD & Letter From Priscilla & Lisa Marie|
This has been a great year to be a fan of Elvis Presley! The launch of Viva Elvisnby Cirque du Soleil, the new Elvis exhibit at The Newsuem in Wahington, the celebration of "Elvis On Tour", and the recent release of Viva Elvis - The Album have been just a few ways fans around the world have celebrated Elvis' life and legacy.
2011 is certain to be another amazing year. As you know, it is the 55th anniversary of Elvis' first RCA single, first album, first movie and first television appearances. From the new exhibits at Graceland and on Elvis.com to special movie and music releases, there will be many ways for you to celebrate this special year with us.
Many of you have donated to the "Give Like The King" campaign to support Presley Place through the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation and for that we are also very grateful.
Thank you for your continued support and all the work you do in the name of Elvis Presley. Warm wishes to you and your family this holiday season.
Lisa Marie Presley Priscilla Presley