After picking up a newly Re-Dazzled Elvis jumpsuit from Debbie, Vernon breaks parole by crossing state lines and going with Walt to an Elvis Impersonator Contest at a casino in Tunica. Doily pursues. To Walt’s chagrin, Vernon agrees to take a dive and lose the contest when Starman tells him they can make more money in side bets. But, ultimately, Vernon can’t help himself and remains true to the king and wins, but the victory is cut short when a full on bar brawl breaks out between the Elvis impersonators and Johnny Cash impersonators. Charlotte and Mabel visit Dallas’ band for an interview and walk in on band strife and a low-budget, cheesy music video shoot.
Still The King features Billy Ray Cyrus as Vernon Brownmule, aka “Burnin’ Vernon,” a scandal-ridden, washed-up, one-hit-wonder who was kicked out of country music, only to emerge 20 years later as the second best Elvis impersonator around. After crashing into an old country church sign during a drunken bender, he is arrested and sentenced to return and serve as the church’s handyman as part of his parole. Along the way, he pretends to be the congregation’s new minister and reconnects with a former one-night-stand (Joey Lauren Adams), when he learns he has a 15-year-old daughter (Madison Iseman) he’s never met.