Friday, Jan. 08, 2010

Bill Cherry

They say if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. So if you can't be better than the King of Rock 'n' Roll — and who can? — you can always try to look and sing and dance and talk like him better than anyone else. And if you get that right, you just might become the next Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champion, like Bill Cherry from Collinsville, Ill. Cherry, who was inspired by the King's movies and music growing up, has been performing as Elvis since 1989 — but prefers to call himself a tribute artist, rather than an impersonator, and won't let people call him Elvis on stage.