Watch George Strait Sing “Great Balls of Fire” at Jerry Lee Lewis Tribute + Clips From Chris Stapleton, Toby Keith, Kris Kristofferson & More

Watch George Strait Sing “Great Balls of Fire” at Jerry Lee Lewis Tribute + Clips From Chris Stapleton, Toby Keith, Kris Kristofferson & More

Innovative online music series Skyville Live paid tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis last night (Aug. 24) with performances from George Strait, Toby Keith, Lee Ann Womack, Chris Stapleton, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Payne.

The ivory-tickling Jerry Lee, whose career spans more than 60 years, is responsible for classic tunes such as “Great Balls of Fire,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and more. The 81-year-old Jerry Lee watched the hour-long show from the front row before sitting down at the piano and leading the all-star cast in a rockin’ rendition of “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” to close the evening.

Highlights of the show—and there were many—included:

  • George Strait opening the show by performing “Great Balls of Fire.”
  • Toby Keith performing “Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee.”
  • Lee Ann Womack performing “She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye.”
  • Kris Kristofferson, at 81 years old, singing “Mean Old Man.”
  • Chris Stapleton teaming with the McCrary Sisters to sing the gospel tune, “Where He Leads Me (I Can Hear My Savior Calling).”
  • Jerry Lee Lewis and the all-star cast of George Strait, Toby Keith, Lee Ann Womack, Chris Stapleton, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Payne closing the show by performing “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.”

photo by Jayme Casey

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson