Chris Stapleton has been added to the all-star lineup of artists already confirmed for a SKYVILLE LIVE homage to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Gregg Allman.
The next installment of the innovative online music series will deliver live performances and unprecedented collaborations by Allman with Stapleton, CMA, ACM and Grammy Award honorees Little Big Town and multiple-Grammy winner and blues giant Taj Mahal, streaming live December 11, 2015 on SkyvilleLive.com at 8pET/7pCT.
“For years I’ve been awestruck by Chris’s talent and grateful for his friendship,” says Wally Wilson, Creator and Executive Producer for Skyville Live. “I invited him to be a part of this show several weeks before his stratospheric rise at the CMA’s. Now that he’s a ‘man on fire’ he can help us set the night on fire on December 11!”
Chris Stapleton was the unquestioned star of this year’s CMA Awards, where he earned top honors in the New Artist, Male Vocalist and Album of the Year categories. Prior to his explosive entry into the national spotlight, Stapleton was long revered in Nashville as a singer, songwriter and perfomer. He has written No. 1 hits for Luke Bryan (“Drink A Beer”), Kenny Chesney (“Never Wanted Nothin’ More”), Darius Rucker (“Come Back Song”), George Strait (“Love’s Gonna Make It Alright”), Josh Turner (“Your Man”) and Thomas Rhett (“Crash and Burn”) and been nominated for three Grammy Awards. Prior to launching his solo career, Stapleton fronted The SteelDrivers, whose achievements include recognition by the International Bluegrass Music Association as Emerging Artist of the Year. Immediately after the CMA Awards, sales of his debut album, Traveller, rocketed from 2,350 to 153,428 — an increase of more than 6,000 percent — and topped both the Billboard 200 and Country Albums charts for two consecutive weeks. .
Recently nominated for three Midsouth Emmy Awards, SKYVILLE LIVE is filmed in front of a live studio audience in Nashville, Tennessee. Each episode features some of the world’s greatest artists spanning generations and musical genres. Recorded with full HD video, the show is live-streamed exclusively to online viewers around the world, providing the best streaming experience available today. Previous episodes have included Gladys Knight, Jason Isbell, Kris Kristofferson, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride and many others. More great shows are expected to be announced in coming weeks. For more information, visit SkyvilleLive.com.