Emmy-nominated, Groundbreaking Online Music Series Also Featured Country Star Frankie Ballard, Rock Goddess Orianthi, Soulful Powerhouse ZZ Ward, And Acclaimed Guitarist/Songwriter Mike Henderson
Nashville, TN (May 25, 2016) – Last night (5/24), the Emmy-nominated, groundbreaking online music series Skyville Live amped it up with a mesmerizing, guitar-fueled concert anchored by legendary ZZ Top frontman Billy F Gibbons. The unique live performance also featured country music rocker Frankie Ballard, internationally-acclaimed guitar slinger Orianthi, soulful powerhouse ZZ Ward, and Grammy-nominated songwriter and musician Mike Henderson.
Gibbons immediately set the tone for the show when he opened with “Waitin' for the Bus" and "Jesus Just Left Chicago,” followed by “Got Love If You Want It” and “Treat Her Right.”
The guest artists followed suit with Ward performing her empowering “365 Days,” Ballard showing off his guitar chops on new song “Cigarette,” Orianthi slaying Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child,” and Henderson bringing the crowd to their feet in one of the evening’s true highlights with “Pay Bo Diddley,” featuring Skyville Live’s producer Wally Wilson on the keyboard.
Each of the featured performers commanded with their own material – so much so, in fact, that Gibbons was “in a daze” after Orianthi, and had to take a moment before returning to the stage with “Sharp Dressed Man,” alongside Ward and Orianthi. Gibbons then closed the show by leaving the online viewers and packed room speechless with “La Grange,” joined by Ballard and Henderson.
For music lovers worldwide, this episode streamed live exclusively on 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.
Featuring the world's greatest artists spanning generations and musical genres, Skyville Live is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for performers and audiences alike. Each episode is recorded with full HD video in front of an intimate studio audience in Nashville and live-streamed around the world. Thanks to its reputation for inspiring creativity and magical on-stage moments, the show has become a destination for the biggest names in music: Since debuting in January 2015, Skyville Live has welcomed artists like Cyndi Lauper, Kris Kristofferson, Jason Isbell, Gladys Knight, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Taj Mahal, and many more.
Skyville Live is produced by famed songwriter, producer, and Grammy nominee Wally Wilson, and is executive produced by Tisha Fein and Bryan Lee.