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Tue, 17 Apr 2012 10:20:13 GMT | By Alana Horowitz and Vivian Giang, Business Insider
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The manager of the Grand Ole Opry told Elvis he was better off driving trucks.



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Elvis Presley may be the king of rock 'n' roll but he hit some major setbacks on his way to the top. After one performance at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, the concert hall's manager told the singer he was better off returning to Memphis and his old career, driving trucks.

Luckily for modern music, he didn't. Presley continued to book shows in the area and eventually landed a spot on a tour with Hank Snow, the then biggest star in country music.

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