The Skyville Live series aired their latest installment by giving tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis. Creator of the show, Wally Wilson told us that the plan was in the works for 2 years to honor the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame member. Choosing the city of Nashville was a great full circle moment for the icon to be recognized by music city, since Lewis was part of the era of music that brought Johnny Cash & Elvis. Mayor Megan Barry named August 24th Jerry Lee Lewis Day and a street was renamed to Jerry Lee Lewis Way.
Country artists jumped at the chance to honor the legendary piano player such as George Strait, Toby Keith, Chris Stapleton, Lee Ann Womack, Kris Kristofferson and actor/singer/songwriter Waylon Payne who portrayed Jerry Lee Lewis in the movie “Walk The Line”.
‘King’ George Strait opened the show with “Great Balls of Fire” while Toby Keith performed the iconic “Chantilly Lace”. Each performer added a little of their own flavor while imitating Lewis’ animated stage presence. Waylon Payne was first to begin the show by playing on a piano during the introduction with the song “Lewis Boogie” that kicked off the show officially.
Jerry Lee Lewis closed the production by performing “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” where all the performers were joined on-stage to sing BGV’s for Lewis.
You can see our Red Carpet interviews down below with clips from the show. Watch the full show by visiting the Skyville Live Facebook page.