In just a short time Shawn Klush has emerged as the nation\'s top Elvis tribute artist. Born and raised in the small coal-mining town of Pittston, Pennsylvania, Shawn\'s love of music led him to begin imitating his musical idol, Elvis Presley. He performed in the famous Poconos region, followed by a tour of Canada where he entered and won the $5,000 prize in the \"Worldwide Elvis Competition\" in Montreal.
This caught the attention of the award winning Las Vegas show \"Legends in Concert\" where in 2004 he starred as \'Elvis\' in their Branson, Mo. production. He also alternated in their Las Vegas and Atlantic City show rooms. 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.
Shawn has recorded 2 CDs and performed with Elvis\' closest friends, musicians and singers such as JD Sumner and the Stamps Quartet, The Jordanaires, DJ Fontana, Charlie Hodge, Myrna Smith, The Sweet Inspirations and Joe Esposito. He recently portrayed Elvis in the hit TV miniseries \"Shake, Rattle and Roll\" which aired on CBS and VH1.
On January 6th, 2005, just 2 days before Elvis\' 70th birthday, Shawn became grand champion at the $25,000 \"World Elvis Tribute Artist Competition\". He received \"The Peoples Choice Award\" from Gibson Guitar in Nashville as \"Best Concert Elvis\". In 2007 Shawn was named the international champion of BBC1\'s \"World\'s Greatest Elvis Competition\" in the United Kingdom. In August, 2007 on the 30th anniversary of Elvis\' passing, Shawn was named the \"Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist\" by Elvis Presley Enterprises in Memphis, Tn.
Shawn Klush brings all the electrifying magic of Elvis to the stage. Shawn Klush is..... \"The Closest Thing to the King in Concert\".