Cody Slaughter, has the raw talent and passion that Elvis himself exhibited when he first started. Apart form his tribute to Elvis, Slaughter has a budding career as a country music singer and songwriter. But in spite of his repertoire and building a reputation with his own music Slaughter still says "My greatest joy is when I'm paying tribute to Elvis, his music and keeping his spirit alive with his fans" Among some of Cody's most exciting accolades were winning The People's Choice Award during Elvis Week 2008. In July of 2011. At the Las Vegas Elvis Fest, Cody received The New Horizon Award for best new Elvis Tribute Artist. The award was given on the same stage where Elvis made history at the Las Vegas Hilton. Representing Tupelo, Mississippi (Elvis' Birthplace) Elvis Presley Enterprises' named Cody the 2011 "Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist" in Memphis TN in 2011.