ELVIS TRIBUTE ARTISTS
Bill Cherry is the winner of the 2009 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Competition in Memphis, Tennessee.
Born into a musical family, Bill was introduced to the rich sounds of southern-style gospel at an early age from his father, a Pentecostal minister. This musical influence was one of many similarities in which Bill felt an instant connection with Elvis Presley.
A life-long fan, Bill began his professional ETA career in 1989, eager to honor the memory and music of his idol. He specializes in the concert years.
Bill takes great pride in each performance. Onstage, he completely transforms himself into the King of Rock & Roll. With precise vocals, movements, and an uncanny physical resemblance, Bill’s interpretive style is instantly recognizable and embraced by his audience. From the most tender love ballads, to the hard-rocking show stoppers, Bill delivers each song with impeccable energy, spirit and heart, like that of his mentor.
His efforts to maintain a respectful and accurate tribute to Elvis have proved nothing short of successful, as Bill received numerous awards throughout his career. Prior to Memphis, Bill took first place at the 2009 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Preliminaries in Tupelo, Mississippi. This back-to- back win proved historic as it was the first time any ETA won the title of Ultimate at both the birthplace and the hometown of Elvis Presley in the same consecutive year.
His titles include: First Place Winner 2009 Ultimate preliminary winner in Tupelo, Mississippi. 2009 Mid-West Tribute To The King Competition, Springfield, Illinois; First Place Winner 2007 Elvis Extravaganza contest, Henderson, Kentucky; First Place Winner 2007 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Preliminary in the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri; and First Place Winner Blueberry Hill’s “Elvis Look Alike, Sound Alike” contest in St. Louis, Missouri for 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1994. 2011 Heart of the King award in Las Vegas.
Bill continues to entertain fans worldwide and salute the greatest entertainer of all time. Bill has spent the past year traveling and touring the country as well as in Australia, New Zealand and Europe. He just completed touring as a featured artist on the “Elvis Lives Tour”.
Come see Bill Cherry at the new Ultimate Finale on Sunday, July 30 at 8 pm in the Eddie Bush Arena.