KRIS KRISTOFFERSON AND WAYLON PAYNE ADDED TO SKYVILLE LIVE’S JERRY LEE LEWIS TRIBUTE ON AUGUST 24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Previously Announced Performers Chris Stapleton and Lee Ann Womack Will Also Take the Stage in Celebration of “The Killer”

NASHVILLE – (August 3, 2017) – Emmy Award-winning online music series Skyville Live has announced the addition of Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Payne for a special show in honor of Jerry Lee Lewis on August 24. The evening’s stellar lineup continues to grow as these performers join previously announced appearances from Chris Stapleton and Lee Ann Womack, and additional artists will be announced prior to the show.

“This is going to be a tremendous night of music packed with so many memorable moments,” commented Wally Wilson, creator of Skyville Live. “We pride ourselves on being a show that artists really enjoy doing, and the amazingly talented group coming together to celebrate Jerry Lee Lewis will make it a great night for everyone and surely lead to some more of the fantastic collaborations we’ve seen on the Skyville Live stage.”

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.

About Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson began achieving remarkable success as a country songwriter at the start of the 1970s. His songs "Me and Bobby McGee," "Help Me Make It Through the Night," "Sunday Morning Coming Down," and "For the Good Times," all chart-topping hits, helped redefine country songwriting. By 1987, it was estimated that more than 450 artists had recorded Kristofferson’s compositions. His renown as a songwriter triggered Kristofferson’s successful career as a performer and that, in turn, brought him to the attention of Hollywood, leading to his flourishing career as a film actor. Heralded as an artist’s artist, the three-time GRAMMY winner has recorded 30 albums, including three with pals Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings as part of the Highwaymen.

In addition to many other awards, Kristofferson is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, winner of the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriter Hall of Fame, and was honored with the American Veteran’s Association’s “Veteran of the Year Award” in 2002. In 2007, Kristofferson was honored with the Johnny Cash Visionary Award from Country Music Television and in 2009 BMI lauded Kristofferson with the Icon Award.  He received the Frances Preston Music Industry Award from the T.J. Martell Foundation in March, 2012. In 2014, Kristofferson was honored with a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award and the PEN Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award.

About Waylon Payne

The son of golden-age country soul singer Sammi Smith and longtime Willie Nelson guitarist Jody Payne, Waylon Payne was named for his godfather Waylon Jennings and surrounded by heroes such as Kris Kristofferson as a kid. He honed his own chops on the road with Shelby Lynne before releasing a critically acclaimed debut album called The Drifter in 2004. The following year, Payne gave a scene-stealing performance in the Oscar-winning Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line, playing Jerry Lee Lewis. Other film and TV roles followed, including a praised turn as the lead in 2007’s Crazy, about the life of legendary guitarist Hank Garland.

These days, Payne has returned to his original calling of being a singer and songwriter. Since coming back to Nashville over a year ago, he has returned to writing songs for Carnival Music, where he signed his very first publishing deal around eight prior. This includes two cuts on Miranda Lambert’s masterful double-disc The Weight of These Wings ––“Use My Heart” and “To Learn Her,” both co-written with Lambert and Ashley Monroe–– along with songs on Lee Ann Womack’s upcoming album, for which Payne also played guitar. He has rich history with Womack: her recording of his solo-penned “Solitary Thinkin’” earned a GRAMMY nod for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. He has also headed back into the studio to record his own follow-up album with Frank Liddell.

JERRY LEE LEWIS TO BE HONORED WITH SPECIAL SKYVILLE LIVE TAPING ON AUGUST 24 FEATURING CHRIS STAPLETON AND LEE ANN WOMACK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NASHVILLE – (July 20, 2017) – Emmy Award-winning online music series Skyville Live has announced a special show with rock and country icon Jerry Lee Lewis on August 24. Joining Jerry Lee on the stage will be Chris Stapleton and Lee Ann Womack with additional special guests announced in the coming weeks. The show will celebrate the legacy of “The Killer” and his award-winning catalog of hits.

“Jerry Lee Lewis is an American treasure and we’re beyond thrilled to welcome him to Skyville Live,” commented Wally Wilson, creator of Skyville Live. “We have some truly amazing artists lined up to play alongside and salute this living legend.”

Beginning at 7 PM CT on Thursday, August 24, 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.

Jerry Lee Lewis is one of the all-time best singer-songwriters, musicians, and pianists. A true American Stylist akin to all-time greats Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers and Al Jolson, he is an architect of great genres such as rock n' roll and rockabilly as well as a commander of country music and the blues.

He was born in 1935 to Mamie and Elmo Lewis of Ferriday, Louisiana. In November of ‘56 Jerry Lee made his way to Memphis, Tennessee where he would join Sun Records and launch hit records with "Crazy Arms," "Whole Lotta Shakin,’", and "Great Balls of Fire." Jerry Lee, along with his friends, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins would become known as the Million Dollar Quartet and there is not any part of music that their influences haven't touched. As a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s very first class of inductees, “The Killer” holds numerous awards including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, numerous GRAMMYs, the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award and countless other honors. He is truly rock’s first great wild man, and shows no signs of stopping, touring around the globe still today.

Kentucky-born musician Chris Stapleton is one of Nashville's most respected and beloved musicians. Since releasing his now double Platinum debut solo album Traveller in 2015, Stapleton has received multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM Awards and remains one of the most critically praised musicians of his time. His sophomore follow up, From A Room: Volume 1, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart upon its release and, with it's Gold certification, remains the strongest-selling country album of 2017. Rolling Stone calls the album "strikingly focused, sonically and thematically" while The New York Times praises, “Like TravellerFrom A Room is earthen, rich with tradition, has a tactile intensity and is carefully measured.” In celebration of the album, “Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show” tour is currently underway and will span throughout 2017. In 2015, Stapleton made his Skyville Live debut performing "Whipping Post" during the Gregg Allman Tribute show.

Known for her stunningly "shimmering" (NPR) voice, progressive traditionalist Lee Ann Womack has sung for multiple Presidents, performed award-winning duets with everyone from Willie Nelson and John Prine to John Legend, and much more. Lee Ann has built a career on songs that slice life wide open to let the pain and desire pour out; her music is the ultimate form of connection, unvarnished and true. With six albums and international chart-topping singles to her credit, Lee Ann has earned six Country Music Association Awards (including Single and Album of the Year), five Academy of Country Music Awards, a Grammy, and much more. Beginning July 22, Lee Ann will join her friend and collaborator Patty Griffin for a 7-date, co-headlining tour — “An Acoustic Evening with Lee Ann Womack and Patty Griffin.”

SKYVILLE LIVE GUITAR GREATS SHOW FEATURING  BILLY GIBBONS, ROBERT RANDOLPH, CHARLIE STARR AND CHARLIE WORSHAM TO STREAM ON MAY 31

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SKYVILLE LIVE GUITAR GREATS SHOW FEATURING  BILLY GIBBONS, ROBERT RANDOLPH, CHARLIE STARR AND CHARLIE WORSHAM TO STREAM ON MAY 31

Fans Can Experience This Extraordinary Show on Go90  

NASHVILLE – (May 22, 2017) – Emmy Award-winning online music series Skyville Live will stream its next show, a special episode filled with Guitar Greats, on May 31. Featuring acclaimed musicians Billy Gibbons, Robert Randolph, Blackberry Smoke’s Charlie Starr and Charlie Worsham, the show will be available exclusively on go90, beginning May 31.

Packed with searing solos and standout musical moments, the Skyville Live Guitar Greats show features some of the biggest hits and fan favorites from this celebrated group of artists. The show goes full throttle the entire way through, from Billy Gibbons and Robert Randolph’s high-energy opening with ZZ Top’s “Just Got Paid” to a fiery finale with the entire lineup taking on the Sam & Dave classic “I Thank You,” a hit song for ZZ Top and a track on Randolph’s latest release. Additional standout moments throughout the episode include Charlie Starr treating the crowd to Blackberry Smoke’s “Running through Time” and Charlie Worsham bringing fresh music from his new album “Beginning of Things” with “Please People Please.”

“Our Guitar Greats show brought together such an amazing and eclectic group of artists that all share the talent of being tremendous players and performers,” said Wally Wilson, creator of Skyville Live. “Not only was it a fun show for us, the audience and the artists, but it was truly an honor to have this group of skilled musicians on the Skyville Live stage. We can’t wait for the audiences at home to experience it also.”

Skyville Live has become known for its unique pairings and once-in-a-lifetime collaborations.  These outstanding performances include Lady Antebellum, Jason Isbell, Jewel, Brandy Clark and Amanda Shires bringing down the house with Kris Kristofferson on his classic “Me and Bobby McGee;” a fiery take on “Come to My Window” with Cam joining Melissa Etheridge on stage; and an impassioned performance of Steve Earle’s “Pilgrim” featuring the acclaimed songwriter alongside Emmylou Harris, Brothers Osborne, Margo Price and Colter Wall. In addition to the show’s stellar lineups, Skyville Live features a backing band with some of the greatest musicians in Nashville.

Rolling Stone: Billy Gibbons, Blackberry Smoke's Charlie Starr Set for 'Skyville Live'

Rolling Stone: Billy Gibbons, Blackberry Smoke's Charlie Starr Set for 'Skyville Live'

Skyville Live has distinguished itself among the glut of online live music performances by its unique pairings of musicians across generations. In past shows, Emmylou Harris matched with Margo Price, Cyndi Lauper had fun with Kelsea Ballerini and Kris Kristofferson blended with Lady Antebellum. On Monday, the series announced its May 4th installment, featuring the return of electric guitarist Billy Gibbons, of ZZ Top, along with Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke and slide guitarist and soul revivalist Robert Randolph of Robert Randolph & the Family Band. The concert is being billed as a "Guitar Greats" showcase. READ MORE

GUITAR GREATS BILLY GIBBONS, ROBERT RANDOLPH AND BLACKYBERRY SMOKE FRONTMAN CHARLIE STARR ANNOUNCED FOR SKYVILLE LIVE ON MAY 4

NASHVILLE – (April 24, 2017) – Emmy Award-winning online music series Skyville Live has announced the initial lineup for a special Guitar Greats show on May 4 featuring Billy Gibbons, Robert Randolph and Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke. These celebrated singers, songwriters and guitarists will bring some of their biggest hits to the Skyville Live stage as they showcase the genre-defying power of the instrument. With additional artists to be announced shortly, full details on the May 4 show, including streaming details, can be found at SkyvilleLive.com.

“Billy, Robert and Charlie are all guitar heroes and speak to the wealth of great guitarists across genres that captivate us and steal the stage with their exceptional skill,” comments Wally Wilson, creator of Skyville Live. “We wanted to celebrate the wonderful legacy of these impassioned players and vocalists with this electrifying lineup.”

Beginning at 7 PM CT on Thursday, May 4, 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 Steve Mackey (bass), Fred Eltringham (drums), Mike Rojas (keys) and a horn section conducted by Roy Agee 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.

A legendary master of the six-string, Billy Gibbons is widely regarded as one of America’s finest guitarists working in the blues-rock idiom. A centerpiece and one third of ZZ Top, the band’s sound owes much to his uncanny knack to squeeze unheard of sounds from his electric guitar that resonate with the blues, pop, R&B, country, gospel, western, hillbilly and West African influences that coalesced when Rock ‘N’ Roll was born.  As a vocalist, his down and dirty growl is unmistakable; he sounds ominous and mirthful at the same time as listeners to such hits as “La Grange,” “Sharp Dressed Man,” and “Cheap Sunglasses” can attest. Coming together in 1969, ZZ Top is the longest running major rock band still composed of its original members and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

In 2015, Concord Records released Perfectamundo, the debut solo album from Gibbons, with backing by a handpicked group of stellar musicians. The album received both critical laudation and commercial success, topping the Billboard’s blues chart for a number of weeks. 

Robert Randolph is a renowned pedal steel guitarist, vocalist and songwriter who is credited with taking sacred steel music from the church into the mainstream, fusing traditional sounds with elements of rock, funk, soul and jazz. On “Got Soul” - which features guest artists Anthony Hamilton, Darius Rucker and Cory Henry - Robert Randolph & the Family Band walk that line deftly, displaying their virtuosity within the context of a dozen smartly crafted tunes. Robert has shared the stage with guitar legends like Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana. In 2010 Rolling Stone Magazine named Robert one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”

Charlie Starr is the lead singer and guitarist of the acclaimed American country-rock band Blackberry Smoke. The 5-piece band's acclaimed new album “Like An Arrow,” which features special guest Gregg Allman, recently debuted at No. 1 on both Billboard’s Country Albums and Americana Albums charts as well as No. 3 on Billboard’s Rock Albums chart. Known for their impressive live performances, the band has toured relentlessly, building a strong and loyal community of fans.

SKYVILLE LIVE ANNOUNCES SPECIAL WOMAN’S MARCH SHOW WITH MELISSA ETHERIDGE, CAM, LINDSAY ELL, ORIANTHI AND TROI IRONS IN CELEBRATION OF THE MUSICAL POWER OF WOMEN

SKYVILLE LIVE ANNOUNCES SPECIAL WOMAN’S MARCH SHOW WITH MELISSA ETHERIDGE, CAM, LINDSAY ELL, ORIANTHI AND TROI IRONS IN CELEBRATION OF THE MUSICAL POWER OF WOMEN

The Varied Musical Styles Of These Talented Female Entertainers Demonstrate “Girl Power” At Its Best In Conjunction with March’s Woman’s History Month

NASHVILLE – (March 16, 2017) – Emmy Award-winning online music series Skyville Live has announced a special woman’s March 20th show with Melissa Ethridge, Cam, Lindsay Ell, Orianthi and Troi Irons in celebration of the musical power of women, it was announced today by Wally Wilson, creator of Skyville Live.

“Melissa, Cam, Lindsay, Orianthi and Troi speak to the wealth of talent that female entertainers share with us, the audience,” comment Wilson.  “In the spirit of the times and in conjunction with March being ‘Woman’s History Month’ Skyville Live wanted to celebrate this wonderful legacy.”

Beginning at 7 PM CT on March 20, the latest edition of Skyville Live will also feature the usual backing band of industry elites the show is known for. Led by guitarist Kenny Greenberg, this all-star group includes Steve Mackey on bass, Jerry Roe  on drums, Mike Rojas on B3, Justin Schipper slide guitar and a six piece horn section conducted by Roy Agee. For full details on how to stream the performance live, fans can visit SkyvilleLive.com.

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 stellar take on “Midnight Train to Georgia” with Gladys Knight, Martina McBride and Estelle to the impassioned performance of Steve Earle’s “Pilgrim” featuring the acclaimed songwriter alongside Emmylou Harris, Brothers Osborne, Margo Price and Colter Wall, Skyville Live continues to create music moments that are exclusive to its stage.

Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album and has remained one of America’s favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades. Etheridge has won two GRAMMY Awards throughout her illustrious career, including one in 1992 for “Ain’t It Heavy” and one in 1994 “Come to My Window,” her searing song of longing. In 2007, Etheridge celebrated a career milestone with a victory in the “Best Song” category at the Academy Awards for “I Need to Wake Up,” written for the Al Gore documentary on global warming, “An Inconvenient Truth.” In October 2016, Etheridge released “MEmphis Rock & Soul” to which debuted at #1 on the Blues charts. This marked her first album since 2014’s critically-lauded “This Is M.E.” Recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis, the 12- track album features original material as well as interpretations of classic songs from the legendary Stax catalog, celebrating its artists and legacy and spotlighting the vital role Stax Records played in the Civil Rights Movement.

Cam is a Grammy, CMA and ACM nominated artist who doesn’t limit herself to just one musical style. Since the beginning she has put faith in the uniqueness of her voice allowing that to be the defining character of her musical persona. She burst into the music scene in 2015 with the debut of “Untamed” which went to #2 on Billboard’s Top Country albums and had the best first week sales of 2015 for a debut country artist. In addition, her single “Burning House” is a #1 platinum-certified hit showcasing the counterpoint to the party atmosphere of modern country. Cam co-wrote each song on “Untamed” which is evident every time you hear her sing, she’s clearly living the experience for the three or four minutes she’s in it. The simple, three-letter name is bold. And that rings true to the art, and the heart, of one of country’s shining new acts.

26-year-old Calgary native Lindsay Ell was discovered at age 13 by BTO and The Guess Who's Randy Bachman. Diving head-first into the world of blues, jazz and rock guitar, Ell’s passion and study has served her well, leading to several unique opportunities, including an opening slot with blues icon Buddy Guy. With a focus on country music inspired by her first songwriting trip to Nashville, she knows her rare six-string prowess is not the only focal point, but an accent to her vision as an artist. Having spent a decade learning about the music industry from the front of a stage, Ell is more than ready to take the next step, however big or small.

By age 24, Orianthi has already experienced what most aspiring musicians only dream of. She's opened for her hero Steve Vai, backed for Carrie Underwood, traded solos with the legend Carlos Santana and shared the stage with Michael Jackson. At the age of six in Adelaide, Australia she began taking an interest in her dad’s record collection which led her to mastering the six-string. However, guitar is not the only means of express for Orianthi as she also sings, writes and leads her own band. Songs like “Suffocated” and “Think Like A Man” are anthemic rock tracks.  First single “According To You” is a catchy tale of an ungrateful boyfriend with a killer guitar solo.  She is also part of RSO—Richie Sambora & Orianthi—two extraordinary musicians and songwriters who combine their passion for guitars and putting on a magnetic stage shows.

Musician and singer Troi Irons has always been surrounded by music - her mom is ‘80s recording artist Anne G and her dad drummed for ‘70s group Brick.  Irons, grew up singing with her family and taught herself guitar at age 12. After graduating from college in her teens, Troi struggled to make ends meet and spent six months living in her car after being kicked out of the house at 18, all of which makes its way into her sincere, honest songwriting. Described as a “brutally honest bombshell making indie rock for the next generation,” Irons is currently working on her debut album and writes and produces all of her own songs.

SKYVILLE LIVE ANNOUNCES SPECIAL SHOW WITH MELISSA ETHERIDGE AND FRIENDS ON MARCH 20

SKYVILLE LIVE ANNOUNCES SPECIAL SHOW WITH MELISSA ETHERIDGE AND FRIENDS ON MARCH 20

NASHVILLE – (March 8, 2017) – Emmy Award-winning online music series Skyville Live has announced a very intimate show with GRAMMY Award-winning singer and songwriter Melissa Etheridge, taking place March 20 at the Skyville Live studios in Nashville. Additional performers joining Etheridge on stage will be announced shortly.

“Melissa Etheridge has such tremendous talent with her commanding stage presence, iconic voice and gift for songwriting. We cannot wait for her to join the list of legendary artists to grace the Skyville Live stage,” said Wally Wilson, creator of Skyville Live.

Beginning at 7 PM CT on March 20, the latest edition of Skyville Live will also feature the usual backing band of industry elites the show is known for. Led by guitarist Kenny Greenberg, this all-star group includes Steve Mackey on bass, Chad Cromwell on drums, Mike Rojas on B3, Justin Schipper slide guitar and a six piece horn section conducted by Roy Agee. For full details on how to stream the performance live, fans can visit SkyvilleLive.com.

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 stellar take on “Midnight Train to Georgia” with Gladys Knight, Martina McBride and Estelle to the impassioned performance of Steve Earle’s “Pilgrim” featuring the acclaimed songwriter alongside Emmylou Harris, Brothers Osborne, Margo Price and Colter Wall, Skyville Live continues to create music moments that are exclusive to its stage.

Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self- titled debut album and has remained one of America’s favorite female singer- songwriters for more than two decades. Etheridge has won two GRAMMY Awards throughout her illustrious career, including one in 1992 for “Ain’t It Heavy” and one in 1994 “Come to My Window,” her searing song of longing. In 2007, Etheridge celebrated a career milestone with a victory in the “Best Song” category at the Academy Awards for “I Need to Wake Up,” written for the Al Gore documentary on global warming, “An Inconvenient Truth.” In October 2016, Etheridge released “Memphis Rock & Soul” to stellar reviews, marking her first album since 2014’s critically-lauded “This Is M.E.” Recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis, the 12- track album features original material as well as interpretations of classic songs from the legendary Stax catalog, celebrating its artists and legacy and spotlighting the vital role Stax Records played in the Civil Rights Movement.

SKYVILLE LIVE LAUNCHES “SKYVILLE LIVE SPOTLIGHT” WITH MARCH 15 SHOW FEATURING NATALIE STOVALL, MAGGIE ROSE AND SAVANNAH CONLEY

SKYVILLE LIVE LAUNCHES “SKYVILLE LIVE SPOTLIGHT” WITH MARCH 15 SHOW FEATURING NATALIE STOVALL, MAGGIE ROSE AND SAVANNAH CONLEY

Ongoing “Skyville Live Spotlight” Series will Feature Artists on the Rise

NASHVILLE – (March 13, 2017) –Skyville Live has announced the launch of its second series, “Skyville Live Spotlight,” bringing artists on the rise to the Skyville Live stage and putting them in front of a large online audience. Kicking off March 15 at Skyville Live’s Nashville studio, the inaugural show will feature up-and-coming artists Natalie Stovall, Maggie Rose and Savannah Conley. The ongoing series will fuel music discovery, spotlighting these buzzworthy artists on a stage that has welcomed icons including Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris and Gladys Knight.

“We’ve been tremendously fortunate to welcome such amazing musical visionaries to the Skyville Live stage and to host some tremendous performances throughout the show’s history,” said Wally Wilson, creator of Skyville Live. “For every superstar, there are countless other gifted artists out there trying to make their mark. We think our ‘Spotlight’ series is going to be a great opportunity to showcase these singers and songwriters and give more people an opportunity to experience their talent.”

Skyville Live’s traditional shows have not only won Emmy Awards, but have also developed a major fan base, seeing millions of views per episode. This base provides a great platform for the launch of the “Skyville Live Spotlight.”

Natalie Stovall and her band, The Drive, are relentless road warriors, amassing over 200 dates each year across college campuses, clubs, festivals and military bases around the world. A powerhouse vocalist, fiddle phenom and multi-instrumentalist, Stovall made her Grand Ole Opry debut at 12 years old and has performed everywhere from the White House to “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Currently writing and recording for her 2017 release, she was named one of CMT’s “Next Women of Country” and has recently been touring with Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots as a featured performer.  

Maggie Rose has earned a loyal audience with her super-sized vocals and genre-spanning songwriting, establishing herself as the rare triple threat that can write, perform and produce a hit song. Rose has shared the stage with artists like Tim McGraw and Sheryl Crow, appeared at the Grand Ole Opry more than 30 times, scored an Emmy Award and received praise from outlets like Vogue, The New York Times and NPR. Her latest EP, “The Variety Show – Vol. 1,” was released in April 2016 and features songs that combine the exhilaration of hip-hop with the impact of '80s rock and the rootsy, story-based stomp of country music. Rose is currently in the studio, working on a project that continues to display her evolving style, transcend norms and showcase her unique artistry and sonic and lyrical versatility.

Born and raised in Nashville, Savannah Conley is a 20-year-old singer and songwriter that has been influenced by country along with countless other genres. Her parents, both heavily involved in the music industry, never pushed her to follow in their footsteps, but her path was apparent from an early age. Recording for hire by the age of seven and writing frequently by age 11, she has already explored many different avenues of the music world.  After winning the John Lennon scholarship in 2016, Conley is excited to share new music with her newest record.

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 stellar take on “Midnight Train to Georgia” with Gladys Knight, Martina McBride and Estelle to the impassioned performance of Steve Earle’s “Pilgrim” featuring the acclaimed songwriter alongside Emmylou Harris, Brothers Osborne, Margo Price and Colter Wall, Skyville Live continues to create music moments that are exclusive to its stage.

STAND WITH SAVANNAH!  A BENEFIT FOR THE WELCH FAMILY'S LIVING EXPENSES DURING THESE EARLY DAYS OF SAVANNAH'S RECUPERATION

STAND WITH SAVANNAH! A BENEFIT FOR THE WELCH FAMILY'S LIVING EXPENSES DURING THESE EARLY DAYS OF SAVANNAH'S RECUPERATION

Special Evening of Music Featuring Kevin Welch and the Return of The Dead Reckoners Along With Very Special Guests

NASHVILLE – (December 5, 2016) – On Tuesday, December 13, Kevin Welch and The Dead Reckoners will reunite for a very special, one-time performance for “Stand with Savannah!,” a benefit supporting actress and musician Savannah Welch. Savannah Welch, known for her acting roles in films such as Boyhood and Tree of Life and as a member of the band The Trishas, suffered severe injuries and lost her leg in a tragic accident on November 2 in Wimberley, TX. Hosted by Wally Wilson at the Skyville Live studio in Nashville, the evening will also include appearances by special guests.

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Kevin Welch, who is also Savannah’s father, is the driving force of The Dead Reckoners alongside Kieran Kane, Mike Henderson, Tammy Rogers & Harry Stinson. In addition, the group features a collection of well-respected musicians including Fats Kaplan and Glen Worf. 

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Jeff Hanna, a fan of the band, said “I love The Dead Reckoners with their great writing, genre-blending style and deep chops. They are just dripping with cool.”

Along with the Dead Reckoners, Dustin Welch and some special surprise guests will take the stage on December 13. The show will begin at 7 PM and tickets are available at https://standwithsavannah.eventbrite.com.  Contributions can also be made on the site to help the Welch family and support Savannah’s recovery.

In addition to her notable film roles, Savannah Welch is known as a member of the Texas-based band The Trishas. A former Nashville resident for over 30 years, her father Kevin has charted five singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts and released eight studio albums. He is also one of the cofounders of the Dead Reckoning Records label, which he founded with fellow musicians Kieran Kane, Tammy Rogers, Mike Henderson, and Harry Stinson.

SKYVILLE LIVE HOSTS THE ULTIMATE AFTER PARTY WITH LATE NIGHT SHOW FOLLOWING THE CMA AWARDS

Dr. John, Lucinda Williams, The Cadillac Three and Bonnie Bishop Deliver Memorable Moments for a Full House at Exclusive Event

NASHVILLE – (November 3, 2016) – Last night, Emmy-nominated online music series Skyville Live kept the music going into the late hours with a special, exclusive show taking place after the CMA Awards. One of the hottest tickets in town on a night filled with events and after parties, the packed house was treated to intimate performances from Dr. John, Lucinda Williams, The Cadillac Three and Bonnie Bishop. Fans that could not get into the room for the stellar lineup were able to view the show from a jumbotron in the heart of Downtown Nashville. 

In true Skyville Live form, the evening was filled with stand-out performances and special collaborations from the eclectic lineup.  In addition to performing his classics like “Right Place Wrong Time” and “Black Widow Spider,” Dr. John was joined by Lucinda Williams for a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration on “Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans” and brought the entire lineup on stage to close out the show with an energetic rendition of “Iko Iko.”

From Lucinda Williams performing “The Ghosts of Highway 20” and “Righteously” to The Cadillac Three’s southern rock of “The South” to Bonnie Bishop’s take on Little Feat’s “Dixie Chicken,” lucky revelers experienced unforgettable performances that have become a trademark of Skyville Live. Straight from a performance with Maren Morris on the CMA Awards stage, The McCrary Sisters also headed straight to the Skyville Live studio to lend their tremendous voices as backup vocals throughout the night.

For fans outside of Music City, the must-watch episode streamed live exclusively via AOL.com and go90, a free mobile video platform available across all wireless carriers. To access go90, simply download the app via the App Store or Google Play.