Elvis (Jimmy W. Johnson)

Elvis (Jimmy W. Johnson)

Photo Credit: Kim Hadley

A true Elvis experience. Relive the fantasy as Starrlyte Promotions presents Jimmy W. Johnson in the “Spirit of Elvis.”“Elvis never left the building like we thought; you may not be able to see him at the moment… but if you’re quiet, long enough… you can still hear him singing.” The Legend Lives On!

Jimmy W. Johnson started singing at an early age in his home church in Eastern North Carolina. As a teenager, his vocal abilities and uncanny resemblance to Elvis gained him fame around Memphis. He began touring the Southeastern United States with several well-known beach bands. While performing, he met Claude Bailey, manager for Jackie Wilson. Mr. Bailey immediately recognized the similarities and charisma of the “King of Rock-n-Roll,” thus began Jimmy W.’s career.

In 1990, his recording, “Tying Yellow Ribbons Round the USA” became the number one song played on Armed Forces Radio Network during Operation Desert Storm. The recording earned him recognition from the pentagon.

Jimmy has performed for and been endorsed by Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records and the man who discovered Elvis Presley himself. Sam once said to Jimmy, “The only difference in you and Elvis is that Elvis came first.

Jimmy W. is probably best known for his national hit, “The Tomahawk Chop,” which he performed live on ESPN during the 1992 World Series. This celebration of the Atlanta Braves was seen by more than 80 million viewers. Jimmy W. has performed throughout the Southeast, Atlantic City, Las Vegas and Carnival Cruise Lines.

The “Spirit of Elvis ” show is endorsed by the “Elvis Fans Forever” Fan Club, Linda Lee, President. This fan club is officially authorized by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Memphis, Tenn. We invite you to be a part of the show as Jimmy W. Johnson highlights a ‘A Special Time’ in the Life and Music of the “King of Rock-n-Roll.”

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Jimmy at the
Blue Ridge Dinner Theater

All Photos © Kim Hadley

  1. Kathy Gunter
    Kathy Gunter03-20-2013

    When will Jimmy W Johnson be in Mt Airy N.C.

    • web-lady
      web-lady03-21-2013

      Kathy, I’ve passed on your question to Jimmy – I know he’ll be performing with us a few more times this year, but I’m not sure of the rest of his schedule. He’s in high demand, I’m sure!

  2. TERRY LEVAN
    TERRY LEVAN04-11-2013

    WOW….. JIMMY W IS THE MAN!! I WAS LUCKY ENOUGHT TO SEE ELVIS BACK YEARS AGO.. BUT HE AINT NOTHING COMPARED TO JIMMY!!! THIS GUY IS GREAT!!! EVERYBODY SHOULKD COME OUT TO SEE JIMMY! YOU SEEN THE REST…. NOW COME SEE THE BEST!!!! LONG LIVE THE KING!

  3. Peter Finch
    Peter Finch07-24-2013

    I am curious if Jimmy Johnson does private party shows – I had an impersonator for my wife’s 50th birthday and she loved it – she is an Elvis nut! Her 65th birthday is August 19th and I could afford up to $1,000 for 30 minutes or so. Hope someone can help me out with the answer or contact information for him. Thanks.

  4. michelle kirby
    michelle kirby02-26-2014

    heyyy this is linda lou granddaughter i was seeing how yall were since her loss.. love yall

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