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 PERFORM
WITH THE 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
Nashville, TN (November 09, 2015) — 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 on SkyvilleLive.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. Gregg Allman is one of the most-acclaimed and beloved icons in rock and roll history. As a founding member of the legendary Allman Brothers Band and in his own storied solo career, Allman has long been a gifted natural interpreter of the blues, his soulful and distinctive voice one of the defining sounds in the history of American music. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s emerging songwriting and keyboard prowess perfectly complemented his late brother Duane’s legendary guitar virtuosity, and their brotherhood made history that kick-started the entire genre of Southern Rock and defined an era of ’70s rock ‘n roll with its freewheeling yet musically masterful sound. The band’s unique amalgam of rock, blues, country and even jazz flourishes expanded the boundaries of rock music and their signature, extended onstage jamming set new standards for live concert performance. Gregg wrote many of their most memorable signature hits, including the classics “Whipping Post” and “Dreams” from their self-titled debut album, “Midnight Rider” and “Please Call Home” from their second LP, Idlewild South and “Melissa” from 1972’s Eat A Peach. He has also earned notable fame throughout the years for his work as a solo artist. Gregg is currently on tour in support of his latest album, Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA. For more information, visit GreggAllman.com.
Grammy award-winning country group, Little Big Town –consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook — first entered the music scene more than 17 years ago with hits such as “Boondocks,” “Bring It On Home,” “Good As Gone” and Grammy-nominated single “Little White Church.” With albums Tornado and Painkiller, they have seen massive success with #1 singles “Pontoon,” “Tornado,” “Day Drinking,” and most recently the history-making, best-selling country single of 2015, with “Girl Crush.” Just over a year ago, the group fulfilled a career milestone and lifelong dream when Reba McIntire asked them to become the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry; two weeks later, they were inducted. Little Big Town has earned over 30 award show nominations and in the past 4 years has taken home 12 awards including a Grammy, multiple CMA and ACM awards, and an Emmy award. Most recently, they received honors from the CMA for Vocal Group of the Year and Single of the Year-“Girl Crush.” “Girl Crush” was also honored CMA’s Song of the Year. For more information, visit LittleBigTown.com. Follow them on Twitter @littlebigtown.
Taj Mahal, a two-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, film composer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist was presented with the Lifetime Achievement for Performance Award at the 13th Annual Americana Honors and Awards in 2014. The recognition celebrates decades of recording and touring for his work in reshaping the definition and scope of the blues through his exotic sounds from the Caribbean, Africa and South Pacific. Since the release of his 2008 Grammy-nominated album Maestro, Mahal has been busier than ever, touring and recording at a whirlwind pace. He was nominated for Entertainer of the Year by the Blues Foundation in 2010, and the following year received an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. For more information, visit TajBlues.com. Follow him on Facebook or on Twitter @kingbmahal.
SKYVILLE LIVE is filmed in front of a live studio audience from Nashville, Tennessee. Recorded with full HD video, the intimate performances are live-streamed exclusively to online viewers around the world, providing a high-quality experience on any device viewers may be using. More great shows are expected to be announced in coming weeks. For more information, visit SkyvilleLive.com. Follow them on Twitter @SkyvilleLive.