|When accepting the commitment to impersonate the "King of Rock and Roll", you do not only ensure clean, family entertainment but you also commit to God, Country and Family/Friends. Deep down Elvis Presley believed in God and this can be felt in his gospel arrangements. Elvis grew up in church and loved how gospel music can make the soul stronger and heal pain and hurt. Elvis was loyal to his country, accepting the duty to serve in the United States Army and continued afterwards to serve his country through his music. Elvis loved people, especially the closest to him. Whether it was his wife, his daughter, father or mother, Elvis always wanted that close bond and love he continued to crave throughout his life.
The same is true for Butch Dicus. Raised in a church as a grandson of a Baptist preacher, Butch also learned that the spirit moves in various gospel songs and when the soul is hurt, songs can heal the elderly or the sick, even though it is only for a moment. Butch, like Elvis, served his country for over 16 years and learned the greatest freedom can be found in America which gives him the ability to "feel" "America, the Beautiful" or "American Trilogy" and conveys it to the crowds through song. Butch's greatest strength lies in his commitment to family and friends. But without the support and love of Lisa and our three boys , this dream would not be possible. With the Lord's hands in all of this, Butch will sing forever with commitment, no matter who or what tries to stop him.
As you can see, before making the commitment to impersonate the greatest entertainer of all times, you must make a commitment to yourself too. Committing to remember you are only impersonating someone, but not becoming the individual. Committing to remember that others have feelings also and strive to befriend all, including your enemies. Commit to remember it was God who gave you the talent, not a manager. Commit to remember it is a great country to live in that allows you the freedom to express yourself as an entertainer. Commit to remember the love ones who support you and even with a simple "Thank you" or "I love you" makes the world a better place to live in.
Butch Dicus - The Heart of Elvis
|Butch and Lisa on Lisa's Graduation Day at UALR - 2005|
|Ryan, John, Lisa and Drew - 2005|
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