Elvis received 14 Grammy nominations from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS). His three wins were for gospel recordings - the album How Great Thou Art (1967), the album He Touched Me (1972) and his live Memphis concert recording of the song How Great Thou Art (1974). In 1971, NARAS also recognized him with their Lifetime Achievement Award (known then as the Bing Crosby Award in honor of its first recipient). Elvis was 36 years old at the time.
Six of Elvis' recordings, all of them his original studio masters, have been inducted into the NARAS Hall of Fame: Hound Dog (1956 recording, inducted 1988), Heartbreak Hotel (1956 recording, inducted 1995), That's All Right (1954 recording, inducted 1998), Suspicious Minds (1969 recording, inducted 1999), Don't Be Cruel (1956 recording, inducted 2002) and Are You Lonesome Tonight (1960 recording, inducted 2007). The Recording Academy's national trustees established the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. Many inductees are recordings that were created and released before the 1958 inception of NARAS and the Grammy Awards.
Although Elvis won only three Grammy Awards, he was nominated several other times.
The following is a complete list of Elvis's Grammy nominations:
1. Record of the Year - "A Fool Such As I" ( lost to Bobby Darin's, "Mack the Knife")
2. Best performance by a " Top 40 " Artist - "A Big Hunk o' Love " ( lost to "Midnight Flyer " by Nat King Cole )
3. Best Rhythm and Blues Performance - "A Big Hunk o' Love" - (lost to Dianh Washington's "What a Diffference a Day Makes)
4.Best Album Cover - "For LP Fans Only" ( this was an art directors award and Col. Parker was nominated, lost to "Shostakovich:Symphony No 5 " )
5. Record of the Year - "Are You Lonesome Tonight? " ( lost to Percy Faith's "Theme From a Summer Place" )
6. Best Vocal Performance, Male - "Are You Lonesome Tonight? " ( lost to "Georgia On My Mind" by Ray Charles )
7. Best Performance by a Pop Singles Artist - "Are You Lonesome Tonight ?" ( lost to "Georgia On My Mind " by Ray Charles)
8. Best Vocal Performance - Male, Album - "G.I. Blues" ( lost to "Genius of Ray Charles")
9. Best Soundtrack Album or Recording of Original Cast From A Motion Picture or Television - "G.I. Blues " ( lost to Can- Can")
10. Best Soundtrack Album or Recording of Original Cast From A Motion Picture or Television - "Blue Hawaii" ( lost to "West Side Story ")
11. Best Sacred Performance - " How Great Thou Art" WON
12. Best Sacred Performance - " You'll Never Walk Alone" ( lost to Jake Hess's album " Beautiful Isle of Somewhere")
13. Best Inspirational Performance - " He Touched Me " album - WON
14. Best Inspirational Performance - " How Great Thou Art " ( this was a track from the LP "Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis") WON
15. Best Country Vocal Performance, Male - "Softly As I Leave You" ( lost to Willie' Nelson's, " Georgia On My Mind")
Best Album Notes - "Elvis Aron Presley ( Lorene Lortic was nominated ) ( lost to Frank Sinatra's "Trilogy: Past Present and Future")