The U.S. Government will honour Elvis Presley with a Presidential Medal of Freedom later this week. On Friday, President Donald Trump will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 7 distinguished individuals including the late musician. The prestigious award is the nation's highest civilian honour, awarded to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavours, the White House said. "Elvis Presley defined American culture to billions of adoring fans around the world. Elvis fused gospel, country, and rhythm and blues to create a sound all his own, selling more than a billion records,"