Watch a Night of Slinging Six Strings

Watch a Night of Slinging Six Strings

If you missed our latest episode or want to revisit some of the many great moments, check out the go90 app to watch the complete show. You'll get to see Billy Gibbons, Frankie Ballard, ZZ Ward, Orianthi and Mike Henderson shred guitars, pay tribute to Bo Diddley, and perform a few ZZ Top classics. 

SKYVILLE LIVE AMPED IT UP LAST NIGHT WITH A GUITAR-FUELED SHOW FEATURING LEGENDARY ZZ TOP FRONTMAN BILLY F GIBBONS

SKYVILLE LIVE AMPED IT UP LAST NIGHT WITH A GUITAR-FUELED SHOW FEATURING LEGENDARY ZZ TOP FRONTMAN BILLY F GIBBONS

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.

For more information and to learn about upcoming shows, visit SkyvilleLive.com, or follow them onTwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

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Skyville Live and Dylan Fest

Skyville Live and Dylan Fest

SKYVILLE LIVE BECOMES OFFICIAL STREAMING PARTNER OF DYLAN FEST

Emmy-Nominated Producers To Stream 75th Birthday Tribute To Bob Dylan Live From Ryman Auditorium Benefiting Thistle Farms

Nashville, Tenn. (May 20, 2016) – Fans have been clamoring for tickets to Dylan Fest, a star-studded two-day concert celebrating Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday taking place at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium May 23-24, presented byThe Best Fest. For those unable to attend the hotly anticipated event in person, there’s good news: the Emmy-nominated producers of acclaimed web series Skyville Live will be the official streaming partners of Dylan Fest, benefiting beloved Nashville institution Thistle Farms.

"The Best Fest team has done it again,” says Bryan Lee, CEO, “and we at Skyville Live are honored to be included in this magical event. We are proud to be able to open the door and invite a worldwide audience into a performance this star-studded, celebrating the legend that is Bob Dylan."

“We are thrilled and grateful to celebrate the life and legacy of Bob Dylan at the legendary Ryman Auditorium," says Best Fest founder Austin Scaggs. "To honor Bob and raise money for a wonderful charity is a win-win. And we are very excited to be able to share this special event with Dylan fans tuning in from all around the world.” 

With a lineup stacked wall to wall with talent including Emmylou Harris, Jason Isbell, Kacey Musgraves, Kesha, Boz Scaggs, Brendan Benson, and more, Dylan Fest is a perfect fit for the Skyville Live team, who pride themselves on capturing magical collaborations and live-streaming them around the world. Their full HD video stream will be available for fans to view on go90, a free mobile video platform available across all wireless carriers, as well as AOL.

The Skyville Live team is especially proud to support this event as it raises money and awareness for Thistle Farms, a community of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction. Employing survivors through their Nashville-based social enterprises -- including a Home & Body company, Thistle Stop Cafe, artisan studio, and Thistle Farms Global -- Thistle Farms includes a two-year residential program and advocacy services for up to 700 women yearly.

Dylan Fest Line-up (Artists subject to change):
Emmylou Harris, *Jason Isbell, *Kacey Musgraves, Ann Wilson, Kurt Vile, Wynonna & The Big Noise, Boz Scaggs, Kesha, City And Colour, Moon Taxi, *Brothers Osborne, Dhani Harrison, John Paul White, Charlie McCoy,  Butch Walker, Nikki Lane, Brendan Benson, Rayland Baxter, Holly Williams, Langhorne Slim, Eric Pulido of Midlake, Ruby Amanfu, Karen Elson, Amanda Shires, Danny Masterson, Bijou Phillips, The Whigs, Cory Chisel, Adriel Denae, Jonathan Tyler, Shelly Colvin, Tommy Emmanuel and more surprise guests.
*Denotes Artists Performing May 24th Only

About The Best Fest:
Fifteen years after celebrating Bob Dylan's 60th birthday by jamming with a few friends in a tiny Lower East Side bar, The Best Fests - including Dylan Fest, Petty Fest, Stones Fest, George Fest, Brian Fest and Neil Fest - are now a rock and roll tradition. The New York Times described The Fests as "one of the most jubilant events of the year" and Rolling Stone touted it as "an experience that is equal parts concert and celebration." The Best Fest travels the globe producing one of a kind all-star charity concerts. They have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity nationally.  Multiple sold out shows in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, Nashville, New Orleans, Chicago, and Dublin have featured guest performances from an incredible and diverse array of celebrities and artists including: Brian Wilson, Norah Jones, Johnny Depp, The Black Keys, Kings of Leon, The Strokes, The Killers, Ryan Adams, The Flaming Lips, Emmylou Harris, Kesha, Perry Farrell, Spoon, Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Wiig, Ben Harper, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Ann Wilson, Jakob Dylan, Trisha Yearwood, and many more. George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music of George Harrison is now a beautify captured live album and full length concert film available on Vagrant Records (BMG). For updates and information, please visit www.thebestfest.com and follow @thebestfest on Instagram and @The_BestFest on Twitter.

For more information about Dylan Fest, visit www.thebestfest.com/dylan-fest-nashville/.

For more information about Thistle Farms, visit www.thistlefarms.org.

For more information about Skyville Live, visit www.skyvillelive.com

OUR NEXT ROCKIN' EPISODE

OUR NEXT ROCKIN' EPISODE

BILLY F GIBBONS TO HEADLINE SKYVILLE LIVE MAY 24

Emmy Nominated Series Will Feature ZZ Top Frontman
Alongside Country Star Frankie Ballard,
Rock Goddess Orianthi, Soulful Powerhouse ZZ Ward,
And Acclaimed Guitarist/Songwriter Mike Henderson

Nashville, Tenn. (May 9, 2016) – Emmy-nominated online music series Skyville Live announces the star-studded lineup for the May 24th broadcast of their conceptually groundbreaking online music series. Anchored by legendary ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons, the live performance will also feature country music rocker Frankie Ballard, internationally-acclaimed guitar slinger Orianthi, soulful powerhouse ZZ Ward, and Grammy-nominated songwriter and musician Mike Henderson.

"We've had some world-class-kick-ass guitar playing on previous shows....but every artist on here is a brilliant guitarist,” says Producer Wally Wilson. “This one's gonna take us to Six String Heaven with the Rev. Billy G. leading the way!”

The must-watch episode is scheduled to stream live exclusively via AOL.com and go90, a free mobile video platform available across all wireless carriers on Tuesday, May 24th at 8/7c. 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.

Billy F Gibbons is instantly recognizable. He’s best known as the centerpiece and one third of ZZ Top, the band that came together in 1969 and has stayed part of the American musical landscape ever since, the longest running major rock band still composed of its original members. Beyond his work with ZZ Top, Gibbons has recorded with such notable artists as B.B. King, Les Paul, Queens of the Stone Age, Nickelback, Kid Rock, Johnny Winter, John Mayall and others. His debut solo album, Perfectamundo, was released in November 2015 to critical acclaim.

Frankie Ballard burst on the country music scene in 2014 with his breakout album Sunshine & Whiskey, scoring three consecutive No. 1 singles: the gold-certified “Helluva Life,” the platinum-certified title track and one of the Top 3 Billboard Country Airplay songs of 2015, “Young & Crazy.” His upcoming third album, El Rio – recorded at the famed Sonic Ranch outside El Paso, TX – will be released June 10. The project has already earned him early praise with Entertainment Weekly calling it his “strongest musical statement yet” and Rolling Stone including it as one of their “35 Most Anticipated Country Albums of 2016”

Platinum selling artist Orianthi was named "Breakthrough Guitarist of the Year" in 2010 by Guitar International magazine, after being enlisted by the late Michael Jackson for his ‘This Is It’ concert tour. The Australian-born rock goddess is also known for the success of her solo career, playing to international crowds in excess of a hundred thousand fans. Her onstage collaborations over the years have included music icons such as Carlos Santana, Dave Stewart, Steve Vai, Slash and Sheila E, and she’s recorded with Jason Derulo, Adam Lambert, Chris Brown, Dave Stewart, Rascal Flatts, and more.

ZZ Ward’s powerhouse voice and high-wattage charisma led the Village Voice to call her “a force of nature” and The New York Times to say, “Her energy evokes Tina Turner’s, her chops Aretha Franklin’s, and her soul Etta James’.” Over the past few years, the Los Angeles-based artist has built a passionate fanbase with her unique blend of blues, rock, hip-hop, R&B, and neo-soul. Her debut album Til The Casket Drops was released in 2012; her follow-up is due later this year.

Three-time Grammy nominee Mike Henderson has recorded with such artists as Waylon Jennings, Emmylou Harris, Guy Clark, Sting, Bo Diddley, and many others; his songs have been recorded by Adele, The Dixie Chicks, Kenny Rogers, Trisha Yearwood, and many more. In 2006, Henderson formed groundbreaking bluegrass band The SteelDrivers with frequent co-writer Chris Stapleton and in 2015, the multi-platinum songwriter and musician released If You Think Its Hot Here.

Skyville Celebrates a Night of Soulful Music

Skyville Celebrates a Night of Soulful Music

The February 25 edition of SKYVILLE LIVE was a soulful music extravaganza filled with powerful performances and awe-inspiring collaborations from Andra DayPatti AustinMiesaDelbert McClinton and Mike Farris. But that’s what happens when you have amazingly talented singers, an angelic backup vocal trio and the rock-solid SVL ALLSTARS band.

Day presented outstanding performances of her own songs, “Forever Mine” and “Goodbye Goodnight,” both from her smash debut album Cheers To The Fall. Austin also combined spectacular chops, a compelling stage charisma and an infectious sense of humor throughout the evening, triggering standing ovations. 

One of the many memorable highlights of the evening included Day joining Austin for a duet on “Unforgettable,” the first of a two-song tribute to Natalie Cole. Miesa then joined them on “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love),” with all three locked on dazzling harmony during the tongue-tying a cappella vocal break.

Subbing for Sam Moore, who was unable to make the show due to travel difficulties, Mike Farris displayed a show-stopping, searing intensity in his vocals. Delbert McClinton tore down the house with his own brand of bluesy, old-school soul.

The night proved a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the artists as well as the audience.

Austin commented that “live is always spectacular when you have the highest-quality artists making the highest quality music with the highest-quality musicians and the highest-quality backup singers.

“I suggest that if you haven’t already seen SKYVILLE LIVE you should get onboard quickly lest you look very unhip to all your friends when they start raving about what they saw and you didn’t watch,” she continued. “I plan to go back to SKYVILLE LIVE ASAP whether theyask me back or not ‘cause it’s too much fun to do this show just once.”

“I was humbled and honored to share the SKYVILLE LIVE stage with Patti, Andra, Delbert and Mike, because it was all about the music, just a good time with amazingly talented musicians,” added Miesa. “It was like family.”

SKYVILLE LIVE PRESENTS "Girls Just Wanna Have Friends" Featuring Cyndi Lauper

SKYVILLE LIVE PRESENTS "Girls Just Wanna Have Friends" Featuring Cyndi Lauper

ICONIC ENTERTAINER TO HEADLINE EMMY NOMINATED WEBCAST SERIES THURSDAY, JANUARY 28 at 8p/7c

Country sensation KELSEA BALLERINI and Indie Pop Singer-Songwriter INGRID MICHAELSON also set to appear as special guests

Skyville Live is announcing another stellar concert titled Girls Just Wanna Have Friends, featuringCyndi Lauper with special guests Kelsea Ballerini and Ingrid MichaelsonThe next episode is scheduled to stream live exclusively via go90, a free mobile video platform available across all wireless carriers on Thursday, January 28 at 8pE/7c. To access go90, simply download the app via App Store or Google Play

“Leave it to the girls! This might be our most fun show yet. But it’ll also have some moments that’ll move you to tears,” says Wally Wilson, Creator and Executive Producer for Skyville Live. “Don’t miss this one!”

Skyville Live Nominated for Emmy Awards

Skyville Live Nominated for Emmy Awards

Only 10 months after its groundbreaking debut, the online live music program SKYVILLE LIVE has received multiple nominations for this year’s Midsouth Emmy Awards.

Just two inaugural episodes of the critically acclaimed new series sufficed to earn nominations in three categories: Audio (Skyville Live, Nicholas E. Dugger, Wally Wilson, Mills Logan), Director/Program (Skyville Live, TNDV: Television, Nicholas E. Dugger) and Entertainment (Skyville Live, Wally Wilson, Nicholas E. Dugger).

The Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (www.EmmyNashville.org) revealed its nominees Thursday evening, November 19, at BMI in Nashville, TN. Winners will be announced February 27, 2016, on a live telecast from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

“Nic Dugger (TNDV) and Mills Logan (audio) are not only our good friends, but the keystone in the SVL foundation,” says Wally Wilson, Creator and Executive Producer for Skyville Live. “We pay a great deal of attention to the look of the show, and perhaps even more to the sound. That’s why I am both proud and humbled to be singled out by my peers at the Academy this early in the game. We’ve only just begun, and the bar is high, but we promise we won’t let you down.”

Skyville Live Launches New Season with Epic Celebration of Rock Icon Gregg Allman

Skyville Live Launches New Season with Epic Celebration of Rock Icon Gregg Allman

COUNTRY SUPERGROUP LITTLE BIG TOWN, BLUES GIANT TAJ MAHAL TO HONOR AND PERFORMWITH LEGENDARY ROCKER DURING A NIGHT OF HISTORY MAKING PERFORMANCES

Special Surprise Guest To Be Announced Soon

New season for hit music series to stream live from SkyvilleLive.com on Friday, December 11, 2015 at 8p/7c

Returning with a brand new season of electrifying musical performances, the groundbreaking webcast SKYVILLE LIVE blasts back into action with an all-star homage to Gregg Allman.

Fresh from their CMA Awards triumphs, Little Big Town will join multiple-Grammy winner and blues giant Taj Mahal  to honor and perform with the rock legend for an evening of exciting music and collaborations, streaming live December 11, 2015 onSkyvilleLive.com at 8pET/7pCT.

“We’re about ready to light the fuse on this rocket,” says Wally Wilson, Creator and Executive Producer for Skyville Live. “We have an incredible season of shows planned. The first one out of the box celebrates the legacy of Gregg Allman, who will be joined on stage by one of the hottest groups in country music, Little Big Town, with the amazing Taj Mahal, and a band of the greatest musicians in the world.”

SKYVILLE LIVE debuted in January with a groundbreaking show featuring stellar performances by Gladys Knight, Martina McBride and Estelle. It returned in April with another magical night of music collaborations from Kris Kristofferson, Lady Antebellum, Jason, Isbell, and Brandy Clark.

SKyVILLE LIVE PRESENTS A SPECIAL NIGHT OF ICONIC MUSICAL PERFORMANCES FROM KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, LADY ANTEBELLUM AND JASON ISBELL

SKyVILLE LIVE PRESENTS A SPECIAL NIGHT OF ICONIC MUSICAL PERFORMANCES FROM KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, LADY ANTEBELLUM AND JASON ISBELL

On Tuesday, April 7, 2015 Skyville Live will present a legendary night of music featuring live performances from music icon and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Kris Kristofferson, seven time Grammy-winning trio Lady Antebellum and award-winning acclaimed singer/songwriter Jason Isbell. The show will be streamed exclusively online via SkyvilleLive.com at 8:00p ET/7:00p CT.

In addition to performing some of their biggest hits, artists will also honor Kristofferson by performing some of the most memorable songs in the living legend’s remarkable career. As always, the evening promises to hold plenty of spectacular moments on stage with the collaboration of these incredibly talented artists.

Few artists in any genre of music have penned such timeless and classic hits as Kris Kristofferson.  His songwriting talents have set the bar high with hits such as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “For the Good Times,” “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” and many others. He has paved the way for contemporary artists to follow, making him one of the most loved and respected artists of his generation. Kristofferson’s 28th album, Feeling Mortal was released in 2013 and he was recently honored with a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award and the PEN Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award.

“We’re quick to embrace opportunities like Skyville Live,” said Lady A’s Dave Haywood. “Helping kickstart a new and unique event, especially alongside an idol like Kristofferson, is a really great way for us to reach our fans across the world. Hopefully it’ll give us a chance to make a few new ones too!”