"Blue Suede Shoes" is still making money - and for a good cause, too.

The son of the late rockabilly star Carl Perkins played "Blue Suede Shoes" and some of his father's other hits during a nine-hour telethon to raise money for his father's favorite charity.The show took in $300,000 for the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. The center serves children in Tennessee.

Stan Perkins, who played drums in his father's band, highlighted a lineup of local performers.