Emmy Award-winning online music series Skyville Live is thrilled to announce that, alongside its August 24 show, country icon Jerry Lee Lewis will be honored by both the City of Nashville and Berry Hill by making the day “Jerry Lee Lewis Day.” The cities will continue the honor by renaming Skyville’s Live’s home intersection for the day, changing Westwood Drive to “Jerry Lee Lewis Lane” and Inverness Avenue to “Skyville Live Drive” to celebrate his legacy, including his lasting impact on Nashville and country music.
The very special August 24 edition of Skyville Live will stream live at 8 PM, featuring a stellar lineup of artists paying tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis. Artists appearing on the show include George Strait, Toby Keith, Kris Kristofferson, Chris Stapleton, Lee Ann Womack and Waylon Payne. Fans at home can stream the magic as it happens on AOL, Yahoo Music! and Rated Red. Full streaming details can also be found at SkyvilleLive.com.
“We are so thrilled that the cities of Nashville and Berry Hill are joining us on August 24 to honor a living legend that has made a tremendous impact on Music City and beyond,” commented Wally Wilson, creator of Skyville Live. “We’re looking forward to sharing this special moment all day long with these honors for Jerry Lee. And with such a killer lineup coming together to celebrate The Killer, we can’t wait to bring this phenomenal night of music to both the in-studio audience and fans worldwide who will be able to catch all the magic with the live stream.”
This edition of Skyville Live will also feature the Skyville Live band of industry elites. Led by guitarist Kenny Greenberg, the band features the best session musicians around including Mike Rojas (keys,) Mickey Raphael (harmonica,) Fred Eltringham (drums,) Justin Schipper (pedal steel/utility) and McCrary Sisters.
Unique and unexpected pairings will add to the growing list of once-in-a-lifetime collaborations delivered only by Skyville Live, from Lady Antebellum, Jason Isbell, Jewel, Brandy Clark and Amanda Shires bringing down the house with Kris Kristofferson on his classic “Me and Bobby McGee” to a fiery take on “Come to My Window” with Cam joining Melissa Etheridge on stage to the impassioned performance of Steve Earle’s “Pilgrim” featuring the acclaimed songwriter alongside Emmylou Harris, Brothers Osborne, Margo Price and Colter Wall.