The band this year consisted of Scotty
and Kevin Woods on guitar, D.J. Fontana and Ronnie McDowell Jr. on drums, Bob Moore on bass, Ronnie McDowell on vocals with Mille Kirkham and Gordon Stoker
, Curtis Young, Louis Nunley and Ray Walker of the Jordanaires , Steve Shepherd on keyboards and Frank Michaels on baritone guitar.
Gordon Stoker, the longest reining member of the Jordanaires has been with the group for 53 years and precedes even Elvis as a performing artist.
told the story of how Elvis
met them first in 1955 at the Ellis auditorium and said that if he
ever made it to a major label he
would have them sing backup for him.