American Idol Winner Wants to Know Where He Belongs
When Laine Hardy Asked the Genre Question, Fans Had Answers
Just a few days before Laine Hardy was crowned the official 2019 American Idol on the Sunday night (May 19) finale, he asked his growing social media following where he fits in. A simple question, for sure, but one with a not-so-simple answer. In fact, as of the day after his big win, that tweet has generated hundreds of responses and thousands of retweets. But still, it’s hard to put a label on Hardy.
“What genre do y’all think I am?” Laine Hardy
On one hand, Swampy Bayou Country Rock, if that’s indeed a thing, is what the majority of his followers used to describe his sound. And on the other hand, Hardy seems to have fans who want him to be all things. In other words, no labels, no boxes, no narrow-mindedness.
With Luke Bryan’s support throughout this Idol season — and last Idol season when Hardy had some success but failed to make it into the top ten — there might have been the assumption that Hardy was going to lean a little country.
After all, he drives a pick-up truck, sometimes just to burn gas. He has a deep Southern drawl that’ll make the conversation crawl. He’s hunted alligators. He’s been in a dirt bike accident. But of all the songs he performed on the show, only a few were straight-up country tunes: Chris Stapleton’s “Fire Away,” Hank Williams’ “Jambalaya (On the Bayou)” and a duet on Johnny Cash and June Carter’s “Jackson.” It’s unclear whether Hardy was just asking the genre question rhetorically, or if he truly wants to know where he stands with his fans. One thing we know for sure, though, is that America loves their #BayouBoy.
It was a nice of suspense, drama, tears, and wall-to-wall music
The finale of season 17 was as epic and awe-inspiring as was the entire season
In a night bursting with great music, ABC’s American Idol host Ryan Seacrest didn’t waste a milli-second opening the show with a simple, “Ladies and gentlemen, Lionel Richie.” Belting out “Dancing on the Ceiling” with Bobby Bones hot on his heels, Lionel was joined by Idol’s season 17 Top 10, many we haven’t seen in weeks, but who would also be showcased in performances throughout the night. Last season’s winner, Maddie Poppe, also returned to the Idol stage for a catch-up visit with Ryan and announcing that she had just released her album. Of course, the focus was on the Top 3 contestants: Laine Hardy, Madison VanDenburg, and Alejandro Aranda. Each of the finalists performed two solo songs of their choosing. Between rounds, viewers got a look into the lives of the rising stars as they returned to their hometowns and visited with friends and family. While each visit showed incredible local support for their contestants, it also revealed overwhelming emotions that the aspiring young stars were feeling.
LAINE HARDY (18) – Livingston, Louisiana
“Home” by Marc Broussard
KATY PERRY: “If you apply yourself like you’ve applied yourself for the next five years, every single week and don’t get lazy, you’re going to be one of the biggest stars on this planet.”
“Jambalaya (On the Bayou)” by Hank Williams Sr.
LIONEL: “Let me tell you what’s a big deal—when the governor of the state says ‘party with the Hardy.’ You’re on your way.”
MADISON VANDENBURG (17) – Cohoes, New York
“Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
LUKE: “You know what’s so exciting is your growth, and we have been pushing you the whole time to dig in and show the world what kind of next level voice you have. It’s been so amazing to watch and you have the twinkle in your eyes that is so beautiful to see.”
“Breakaway” by Kelly Clarkson
KATY: “Madison, you have come so far and I think you just have to continue to nurture and grow this gift you’ve been given because it’s amazing to see this growth. This is just like a master class, it’s a condensed version of what the real world is. And you’re about to spread your wings in the real world, but just keep this work ethic and you’re going to fly so far.”
ALEJANDRO ARANDA (25) – Pomona, California
“Millennial Love” – original
LUKE BRYAN: “I think in life you have those moments where you remember the first time you met somebody or saw somebody, and back in October I’ll never forget the first time I met Alejandro. We have been spoiled by you, week after week, and I want to thank you for that. We love you, we love you from the bottom of our hearts.”
“Tonight” – original
LIONEL: “Throughout this entire process, we’ve watched you try to identify with a place called ‘home.’ And after watching you return back to your hometown, welcome home to the business and welcome home to your heart, my friend.”
After their solo performances, the first elimination took place leaving just two to compete for the win. And the first artist sent home was Madison VanDenburg. Before the winner was announced, both Laine and Alejandro got one final performance.
LAINE – “Bring It On Home” by Sam Cooke
LUKE: “Laine, congrats man. From when I heard you last year, the tone in your voice is just something special and you can’t teach that. Always remember that you’ve just got that tone that is so identifiable. Congratulations. This is the last time I will ever get to comment on you and I love you, bud.”
ALEJANDRO – “Out Loud” original
KATY: “It’s just such an incredible honor to be given this opportunity to be able to give you a little boost for you to find your wings. I think I can speak for all of us, we love what we do and we love when we see a person like yourself shine.”
AND THE WINNER IS: Laine Hardy!
Longtime fans of American Idol will remember that Laine originally auditioned for season 16 of the show, and as much as the judges loved him, he didn’t advance past the Top 50. Then, for season 17, he arrived at the auditions as an accompanist for a friend with no intention of auditioning himself. After he was recognized by Luke and Katy, he gave an impromptu performance and earned a golden ticket to Hollywood. Congratulations to Laine, Alejandro, Madison, and all of these talented young people who have the potential for stardom.
Carrie Underwood – “Southbound”
Montell Jordan with Margie Mays, Austin Michael Robinson and VoKillz with – “This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan
Katy Perry and Daddy Yankee – “Con Calma” by Daddy Yankee
Alejandro Aranda with backing orchestra – “10 Years” – original
Adam Lambert – “New Eyes”
Adam Lambert with Dimitrius Graham – “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen
Dan + Shay – “All To Myself”
Dan + Shay with Madison VanDenburg – “Speechless” and “All To Myself” by Dan + Shay
Luke Bryan – “Knockin’ Boots”
Luke Bryan with Laci Kaye Booth – “Every Breath You Take” by the Police
Jon Pardi with Laine Hardy – “Dirt On My Boots” and “Night Shift” both by Jon Pardi
Katy Perry with Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon – “Unconditionally” by Katy Perry
Weezer with Wade Cota and Walker Burroughs – “Africa” by Toto, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” – Tears for Fears, “Take On Me” by A-ha medley
Shania Twain on Her Advice to ‘Real Country’ Contestants: ‘I Dare to be Different’
Shania’s advice for those hoping to make it in the industry: “Being like anyone else is the worst thing you can do.”
It’s this mentality she hopes to instill in the contestants on Real Country, USA Network’s latest competition show surrounding country music. In addition to serving as a panelist, Twain is also an executive producer of the show, contributing her more than 30 years of experience in the industry to those vying for their chance to breakthrough.
The show functions more as an industry showcase than it does a typical reality show competition. Panelists Twain, Travis Tritt and Jake Owen each hand selected seven acts that the audience will vote for across a total of eight episodes. The artists who win in the individual episodes will advance to the grand finale. Many of the performers are hardworking artists and musicians who have been honing their craft for years, ranging from songwriters who’ve already scored hits to Americana duo Young Fables who have three albums under their belt, all in search of an opportunity to elevate their careers.
“I think that we’ve created a platform that is much more like the real world than a talent show,” Twain shares with Sounds Like Nashville and other media. “If you’re in an environment like this and you’re going to be competitive in the grand scale beyond this show, you already have to have the goods.” For Twain’s role, she’s looking for evolved artists, ones who’ve harbored a steady passion for their art and are unwavering in their identity. When looking for talent, Twain was focused on diversity, drawn to artists who are unafraid of being unique. “I’d like to see a new confidence in people. I’d like to see people…saying, ‘I dare to be different. I challenge myself to be different,’” she reflects.
“When I was starting out I didn’t know what the audience wanted either, but that innocence is so valuable. I wasn’t writing to anyone’s expectations. I was just doing what I thought was interesting,” she continues. “I’m encouraging them to just do their own thing and not try to fit in and please the audience or us or the industry. Get up there and do your own thing and get lost in that as your focus.”
REAL COUNTRY — “Drink Up Party Down” Episode 101 — Pictured: (l-r) Jake Owen, Travis Tritt — (Photo by: CJ Hicks/USA Network)
With the Real Country format, the 90s era icon says confidence is a key factor, as performers only have one chance to move the audience into voting for them. But the most crucial aspect she advises is they remain true to is their authenticity. The contestants are able to look to Twain and her fellow panelists as guiding forces, but the singer insists they’re not trying to alter the artists’ vision. “We don’t get access to make them something that they weren’t at the beginning of the season. It’s a very fair show in that sense,” she says.
Twain admits, though, that rejection is an inevitable part of the industry, especially for artists venturing down a unique path. She encourages contestants to be open-minded toward credible critiques as a way to help them grow. “Constructive criticism is important to listen to and to take on because you’re going to learn something from it,” she explains. “Be honest with yourself. False confidence is never going to serve you well at all. Self conviction, determination, that’s a very different vocabulary.”
What Really Went Wrong On The Set Of the Castle TV Series
Where Did Things Go Wrong? Well, It’s Complicated
Castle was one of ABC’s steadiest performers for years, but following a flurry of head-scratching headlines and behind-the-scenes drama, the network abruptly canceled the crime drama after an eight-season run
Stana Katic was kicked off the show: The first sign that something was amiss on the set of Castle came in April 2016 when ABC abruptly opted not to renew star Stana Katic’s contract for a ninth season. According to Deadline, the decision was made due to “budgetary reasons.” To add more fuel to the fire, sources claimed that Katic wasn’t even approached to renegotiate her contract. Even the occasional Castle viewer was shocked by news of Katic’s departure. Although the show was named after Nathan Fillion’s character, Richard Castle, Katic’s Kate Beckett had become an integral part of the show’s storyline, especially after Castle and Beckett (known colloquially, if morbidly, as “Caskett” by fans) hooked up at the end of Season 4. At this point, moving forward without Beckett made absolutely zero sense. Sure, high-profile cast members leave shows all the time—just ask David Duchovny of X-Files or Shelley Long of Cheers. But considering the timing of the news, plus reports that Katic didn’t have a say in her exit, the whole thing felt strange, if not suspicious.
Tamara Jones got the boot, too: Katic’s departure from the show was extremely shocking for many of the viewers of the show, but the announcement was made all the more crazy when another one of Castle’s top female stars, Tamala Jones, left the show as well. To be fair: having Jones continue to appear on Castle without Katic didn’t seem plausible because her character, Dr. Lanie Parish, was Beckett’s close friend. The duo’s departure seemed to suggest Castle was preparing for a major storyline shift in Season 9, which never would have worked because…The show had been running for too long and fans were used to her sometimes funny/serious input.
The show had evolved too much: In its coverage of Katic’s shocking departure, The Hollywood Reporter noted that the shake-up could allow Castle to focus more on the show’s week-to-week crime procedurals, rather than larger character arcs, relationship drama, and all that jazz. The show had already hinted it was heading in that direction when Castle and Beckett separated at the top of Season 8. A shift like that would not have worked. Castle grew out of its procedural shoes a long time ago and had since become a show that many viewers invested in because of its characters. Returning Castle to your run-of-the-mill procedural drama would have set the show back years at a time when fans were expecting it to move forward. Given how upset fans, and the show’s own cast, became over Katic’s departure, it’s impossible to imagine Castle returning to its roots without losing viewers.
Did Fillion and Katic hate each other? Amid reports of Katic’s exit, word got out that she and Fillion did not get along on set, much to the heartbreak of Castle fans everywhere. In fact, things allegedly got so bad that Fillion would often make Katic cry. “Stana would cry on set because Nathan was such a bully to her,” a source told Us Weekly just days after Katic’s departure hit the wires. Added a second source: “Stana would go in her dressing room and cry. A lot of people who work on the show don’t like Nathan. It’s not just her.” “The friction was very evident,” the second source went on to say. “Nathan has been nasty to Stana for a long time. Stana was a pro, just wanted to get in there and do her job.” A rep for Katic denied any on-set tension. Fillion dodged the rumors, but the Firefly star’s tepid “I wish her well” reaction on Twitter led many to wonder if the reports were actually true.
Ratings were sluggish: When you remove all the behind-the-scenes drama from Castle, ABC’s decision to cancel the show might have been a lot easier and more rational than we initially thought. The show simply had not been pulling in the kind of ratings it used to. Its Season 8 premiere debuted to 6.84 million viewers, down about 4 million viewers from Season 7’s start. That was likely an especially tough pill for ABC execs to swallow, considering Castle once averaged more than 12 million viewers for three consecutive seasons. But the bleeding didn’t stop there. In February 2016, Castle aired its midseason premiere to 5.72 million viewers, a series low, according to TV Line. By that point, the writing was already on the wall.
New showrunners were brought in: Another obvious sign that Castle’s time was running out: the series hired new showrunners Alexi Hawley and Terence Paul Winter to take the reins in Season 8. Hiring new people to run a show that late in the game is never a great sign, and it’s even worse when they make risky changes to the storyline only to backtrack a few episodes later. Such was the case with Castle and Beckett’s separation. Amid outrage from fans, Hawley and Winter were forced to go on the defense, assuring everyone that nobody was actually getting divorced, but when Castle and Beckett got back together—by taking their relationship on the DL—even that felt forced, unnecessary, and creatively lame. It seemed like Castle’s new showrunners were running with scissors
The show could not survive the negative press: Between Katic’s exit, rumors of bad blood on set, and ratings in the toilet, Castle limped to the season finish line with the kind of bad press that no show could shake. Even if Castle had returned for a ninth season—which was going to be much shorter, anyway, according to rumors—the show would have spent the entire time dealing with the fallout of getting rid of popular main characters. It also would have spent a good chunk of time contending with bad press, which no doubt would have ballooned the moment the show took another dip in ratings. In other words, by pulling the plug on Castle now, ABC saved itself from fighting a battle it was never going to win. Sad as it may sound, it was safer to go out on a low note rather than the absolute bottom of the barrel.
Nashville Reveals 16-Song Track List for Final Soundtrack
Nashville will close its final chapter on July 26 when its finale episode airs on CMT.
At long last, fans will see if their favorite characters get their happy endings as their stories conclude after six tumultuous seasons.
With that, the series as compiled a massive soundtrack featuring 16 songs about love, life and Music City on The Music of Nashville, Season 6 Volume2. To put their stamp on the show, many of the show’s cast contributed both songwriting credits and vocals to the compilation, combining both their on-screen and off-screen personas. Additionally, some of Nashville’s finest songwriters also contributed to the project, including Maren Morris and Ashley Monroe.
Since the show debuted in 2012, 12 soundtracks have been released, featuring many an favorite songs from throughout the seasons. The releases have resulted in more than one million albums sold and nearly 400 million streams.
The Music of Nashville, Season 6 Volume 2 is set for release on July 27.
The Music of Nashville, Season 6 Volume 2 Track List
1. “When You Came Along” | Clare Bowen, Jake Etheridge Written by Clare Bowen, Jake Etheridge, Brandon Young
2. “The Giver” | Jonathan Jackson Written by Jill Andrews, K.S. Rhoads
3. “Let Love In” | Rhiannon Giddens Written by Rhiannon Giddens, Dirk Powell
4. “Sorry Now” | Rainee Blake Written by Jill Andrews, Trent Dabbs
5. “Go” | Rainee Blake, Chris Carmack, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio Written by Tim Lauer, Micah Wilshire, Ricky Young
6. “Without Warning” | Maisy Stella Written by Kevin Griffin, Lennon Stella, Marylynne Stella
7. “Love Goes On” | Ilse DeLange Written by Ilse DeLange
8. “I’ll Waltz You Home” | Ronny Cox Written by Ronny Cox, Howard Russell Smith
9. “Going Electric” | Sam Palladio Written by Jabe Beyer, Trent Dabbs, Sam Palladio
10. “Bring Me An Angel” | Jake Etheridge Written by Jake Etheridge
11. “Little Fire” | Lennon Stella Written by Sarah Buxton, Lennon Stella, Kate York
12. “Itty Bitty Ditty” | Charles Esten Written by Charles Esten
13. “My Turn” | Chris Carmack Written by Chris Gelbuda, Maren Morris
14. “Love Can Hold It All” | Lennon Stella, Maisy Stella Written by Peter Groenwald, Tim Lauer, Lauren Strahm
15. “Free” | Hayden Panettiere Written by Jill Andrews, K.S. Rhoads
16. “A Life That’s Good” | Nashville Cast Written by Ashley Monroe, Sarah Siskind
He’s Not Here! He’s Risen! He’s Made Us New Again! Happy Easter! – WETv
Today many of us are celebrating with egg hunts and candy. Many of us will start our day at a church remembering the reason we celebrate this day. Because the truth is, we don’t celebrate Easter because of candy, eggs, and a treat delivering rabbit. We celebrate because this is the day Jesus gave us everlasting life and paid our debt! – TawnyTucker
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Reba on ‘Reba’ Reboot: ‘All The Actors Are For It 100%’
Sitcom fans have recently been hit with a dose of nostalgia as many shows from the past have returned to the small screen. NBC’s hit Will & Grace made a triumphant return and recently earned Golden Globe nominations for its successes. Roseanne Barr’s show, Roseanne, will return in 2018 with nearly all the original cast returning. But fans have long since wondered… will Reba ever get a reboot?
The concept of revisiting the hilarious comedy hasn’t been lost on country superstar Reba McEntire, who starred in the show bearing her name. In fact, she’s talked about it several times over the past few months, revealing that she’d love to step back into Reba Hart’s shoes.
“There have been some in the past and hopefully some in the future too,” she previously told Entertainment Tonight in August. “We’d love to do it.”
The thought of bringing back the sitcom hasn’t gone away since, as the “Fancy” singer revealed that she has the cast on board for a revival.
“Everybody was wanting to do that. We’d love it. If everybody else would go for it, meaning the heads of the networks and things, all the actors are for it 100%,” she recently told Sounds Like Nashville and other media.
As she waits for the heads of the networks to make a call, Reba admits that she’s been bitten by the acting bug and would love to pursue more roles should she find one.
“A dream role would be ten different kinds because I would like to hit all facets, you know the kooky neighbor down the hall or the heroine in a western,” she said previously. “There’s just so many different types. I love to watch television. I love movies. So acting is something that it entertains me. Television and movies entertain me so I love to be entertained but I also love to entertain people.” Reba ran from 2001 until 2007 on the WB and CW.
Austin City Limits Appearance is Well-Deserved Opportunity for Turnpike Troubadours
The Turnpike Troubadours will finally get their own appearance on Austin City Limits. The revered, longest-running music television program taped live at Austin’s Moody Theater has chosen the Oklahoma-based band for the final episode of ACL‘s 43rd Season.
This is a huge honor for a band that’s been making big waves in the Texas and Red Dirt music scene for nearly a decade, including packing Austin’s Moody Theater for regular gigs. This will be the band’s first opportunity at a national broadcast, and is well-deserved considering the size of their following, and the influence they have in the Texoma music scene.
The band will tape the episode on December 5th, and for those who can’t be there in person, the episode will be streaming live worldwide starting at 8pm CT/9 pm ET. The episode will air at some point in 2018.
Turnpike’s latest record, A Long Way From Your Heart, debuted at #3 on the Billboard Country Albums chart upon its release on October 20th, with strong sales behind the critically-acclaimed effort that continues to place the band near the very top of independent country music. Signed with Thirty Tigers, and with little help from radio beyond regional play in Oklahoma and Texas, they continue to show what quality music and grassroots efforts can result in, regularly packing large venues in the region, while their prestige continues to grow across the country.
Also announced for Season 43 is Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach, who will tape his episode on November 27th. Though Austin City Limits is sometimes criticized for not featuring enough actual Austin and Texas artists, the 2nd half of the Season 43 taping has picked up for locals, including Shinyribs, who taped his appearance on October 29th. Frontman Kevin Russell’s last appearance on the show was in 2007 as a member of The Gourds. Also of note in country and roots, Chris Stapleton taped an episode on October 23rd that will also air in Season 43.
Get to Know 2017 Nash Next Finalist Natalie Spiroff
Nash challenge is down to 10 finalists, NCD will be profiling Natalie Spiroff Today
Today, we are getting to know Natalie Spiroff: In May, Cumulus Media and Big Machine Label Group invited aspiring country artists and bands to participate in Nash Next 2017, a grassroots talent search and artist development program for country music. Sponsored nationally by Country Inns & Suites by Carlson, the winner of the competition will receive a recording contract with Nash Next Records under the Big Machine Label Group and garner substantial exposure, commensurate with a major-label release, on Cumulus radio stations nationwide.
The 10 finalists were selected by a panel of country radio professionals and will be judged in the finale by a group that includes Brooks & Dunn’s Kix Brooks and Scott Borchetta, president and CEO of Big Machine Label Group. The 10 finalists will perform at the 2017 Nash Next finale event at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. open to the public.
How did you get started in music?
I have been singing ever since I can remember. I was always in school choirs and musicals, and I took any opportunity to showcase my original music. Some of my favorite childhood memories are the times my dad would play his guitar and help me write songs. It really helped that I have two extremely musical parents. My dad performed in many Off-Broadway shows and my mom was Eddy Arnold’s back-up singer.
At what age did you realize you wanted to make music your career?
I have always known it. Okay, there was that one year in sixth grade that I wanted to be an astrophysicist [laughing], but besides that, I’ve always known music was my true passion. Nothing else makes me feel more free.
What three words describe you?
Genuine, passionate, relatable.
Who are some of your musical influences?
Maren Morris, Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus.
What is unique about your sound?
I think my music is different than anything that’s on the radio right now. The Nash Next regional judges told me my song was unlike anything they’ve heard before and that made me so happy. My music has many different elements of country and pop music within it.
What three albums would you take with you to a deserted island?
Hero by Maren Morris, Black by Dierks Bentley and Younger Now by Miley Cyrus.
What’s a song you wish you had written?
Little Big Town’s “Better Man, which was written by Taylor Swift.
What was the first concert you attended?
What’s the last song you heard that blew you away?
“Hard to Love” by Lee Brice. I perform on Lower Broadway in Nashville and my friend Jay always sings this song. As I sing the lyrics in harmony, it blows me away. The words are so genuine. The songwriters [Billy Montana, John Ozier and Ben Glover] poured their absolute souls into it. That’s what I try to do each time I write.
What’s your go-to karaoke song?
“Jolene” by Dolly Parton.
Where is the coolest place you’ve performed?
Carnegie Hall with my high school a cappella group.
What’s the first thing you do after a show?
Talk to people in the audience. I can put on the best show of my life but nothing beats the human connection. Talking face to face with people who just heard my music is so valuable. I want them to know I do it for them and it makes me so happy when they tell me it really made them feel something.
What’s your favorite song to cover?
“Little Red Wagon” by Miranda Lambert.
What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve done onstage?
I stopped in the middle of a song and shouted to my band that there was a guy standing in the doorway with a bomb strapped to his waist—it was a harmonica belt [laughing].
What was your reaction when you learned you were one of 10 Nash Next 2017 finalists?
Absolute gratitude. I don’t know what I did to deserve blessings like, but I am just so grateful. This is the chance of a lifetime to show the world what I’ve got and show that this is what I was meant to do. Writing and performing is my love and passion and if I get the chance to make this dream a reality, I am going to give it everything I’ve got.
What family member or friend has been the most supportive of your music career?
My momma. She is my absolute number-one fan. She never misses a show, but more importantly, she always encourages me to be my best. Without her, I would not be the musician or performer I am today. I am so thankful for her honesty and constant push—in a good way—to become better each time I put on a show.
Kris Kristofferson Added to Skyville Live Tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis
Skyville Live announced the addition of Kris Kristofferson & Waylon Payne for a special show in honor of Jerry Lee Lewis Aug 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.
For more information, and to learn about upcoming shows, visit SkyvilleLive.com