In just a short time Shawn Klush has emerged as the world’s top professional Elvis Tribute Artist. Born and raised in the small coal-mining town of Pittston, Pennsylvania, Shawn’s love for music led him to begin imitating his musical idol, Elvis Presley.
Each January he stars in the “Elvis Birthday Tribute Tour”, an Elvis extravaganza with Elvis’ own musicians, singers, and friends, in major venues in multiple cities.
On August 16th, on the 30th anniversary of Elvis’ passing, Shawn was named the ‘First Ever’ “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist” by Elvis Presley Enterprises in Memphis TN.
Cody Ray Slaughter has been tagged as one of the most talented, young Elvis Tribute Artist’s in the world. Born and raised in Harrison, Arkansas, Cody’s true passion for Elvis’ music and memory has directed his career path.
In July of 2011, at the Las Vegas Elvis Fest, Cody received The Horizon Award for best new Elvis Tribute Artist. The award was given on the same stage where Elvis made history at the Las Vegas Hilton.
Representing Tupelo, Mississippi (Elvis’ Birthplace) Elvis Presley Enterprises’ named Cody the "Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist" for 2011.
Estelle Brown, Portia Griffin and Kelly Jones are The Sweet Inspirations. The powerhouse female vocalists have worked with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick, The Bee Gees, Dee Dee Warwick, Wilson Pickett, Solomon Burke, and More.
Their most famous collaboration is ofcourse as the backing singers for Elvis Presley.
In recent years, The Sweet Inspirations have toured with "ELVIS: The Concert" and have also worked with some of the worlds top Elvis Tribute Artists, including Shawn Klush.