Emmy Award-winning online music series Skyville Live has announced country superstar George Strait will grace the stage on August 24 as part of a show honoring rock and country icon Jerry Lee Lewis. Celebrating the legacy of Jerry Lee Lewis and his award-winning catalog of hits, previously announced performers in addition to Lewis include Kris Kristofferson, Toby Keith, Chris Stapleton, Lee Ann Womack and Waylon Payne.
“This is going to be an over-the-top night of music with the King of Country joining an already amazing lineup honoring living legend Jerry Lee Lewis,” commented Wally Wilson, creator of Skyville Live. “George is a tremendous talent and adding him to the lineup will make the evening even more unforgettable.”
The show will film live in front of a studio audience on August 24 and streaming details will be announced at a later date. The latest 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 backup singers.
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.