Elvis. The music, the movies, the looks, the charisma, the distinction, the legend. There is no other person who has or will break records, set milestones, accomplish like no other, captivate an audience of all ages, contribute to the American culture, influence and change the world, and do it all first like Elvis Presley. I encountered the King at four years old on a family road trip to New Orleans when my father, a lifelong Elvis fan, had burned me a CD full of Elvis' hits that I would listen to on repeat in my car seat for a solid eight hours there and back. During the times when I would listen to Suspicious Minds, Kentucky Rain, and In The Ghetto I made a connection and since then my love for Elvis has set me off an incredible journey. After my first trip to Graceland in 2010 I knew I had a desire to let everyone around the world know I had a fond love of Elvis that would grow bigger and bigger each year. On July 7, 2011 The Elvis Aaron Presley-TCB 4EVR Official Fan Club was founded and Officially Recognized by Elvis Presley Enterprises. Over the past four years our fan club has not missed a Fan Club Presidents' Event during both Elvis Week in August and the Birthday Celebration in January held in Elvis' city, Memphis, Tennessee. As our fan club has grown and connected with thousands of Elvis fans in different corners of the globe, I have been blessed to have the wonderful opportunity to develop my very own story, develop very special friendships that will last a lifetime, and find my true passion in life. Elvis said during his Jaycees speech, "So every dream that I ever dreamed has come true a hundred times. I learned very early in life that without a song, the day would never end; without a song, a man ain't got a friend; without a song, the road would never bend; without a song. So I keep singing a song." Elvis has taught me to be a dreamer, to pursue my dreams, and I'm very thankful to be living out my biggest dreams because of him. I would like to give a very special thank you to one of my biggest mentors in life, Mr. Jack Soden for all he has done for me and taking care of me. Another special thanks to each and every single person at Elvis Presley Enterprises for all they do for not only myself, but for Elvis fans worldwide. Of course, thank you to Mr. Priscilla & Mrs. Lisa Marie Presley-for without them none of this would be possible for Elvis fans because all they have done to make Graceland and his legacy happen.
Isabella Taylor Scott