Image: Edison Pena
Mark Humphrey  /  AP
Rescued Chilean miner Edison Pena, an avid Elvis Presley fan, walks from the front door of Graceland after receiving a tour on Friday.
updated 1/7/2011 2:37:05 PM ET 2011-01-07T19:37:05

Rescued Chilean miner Edison Pena says he was living a dream as he toured the Graceland estate of his late idol, Elvis Presley.

Pena was known to belt out Elvis tunes underground to lift the spirits of 32 other miners while they were trapped for 69 days last year.

On Friday, he toured the Memphis home and grounds that are a magnet for Elvis fans worldwide. Pena shot video with his cell phone. He occasionally broke into song, including "Hound Dog" and "Blue Suede Shoes."

Pena's Graceland tour is part of a five-day visit to Memphis, which has included stops at a practice session of the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies and a stay at the luxurious Peabody Hotel. It's paid for by mostly Memphis-area businesses and tourism groups.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Discussion comments


Most active discussions

  1. votes comments
  2. votes comments
  3. votes comments
  4. votes comments