Esten will be joined by some of his closest friends, some a part of the Nashville crew, including Chris Carmack, Clare Bowen, Lennon & Maisy, Mark Collie, Colin Linden, JD Souther and country legend Pam Tillis.
“How could you not be excited to work and play with Pam Tillis?” Esten says of their upcoming live performance. “They say not to meet your heroes because you might be disappointed. Well she’s the opposite of that. I only have more affection and more just awe at the type of artist with that voice, and then be in a writer’s room with her and just watch her mind work. So to get to watch her on stage and then finish singing together, I can’t wait.”
Skyville Live gives artists the the chance to stream performances all over the world, as well as to an intimate audience that will be up close and personal in the studio.
“I’ve watched ‘Skyville’ before and I was already a fan so I got the call and they asked not just me to do it but my Nashville friends, the cast and everyone we’ve became friends with through the show,” Esten continues to tell SLN. “I know how all the best places in Nashville and all the best shows in Nashville, they treat music and performers and songwriters with a certain amount of respect that you don’t always get everywhere else in the world. In the great places like the Ryman or The Opry or the Bluebird, they take the music and musicians and they just gave them the best pedestal to shine. And from the ‘Skyville’s’ I’ve watched, they are a part of that tradition. And to be alongside these people I can’t wait.”
Esten and crew will appear on tonight’s Skyville Live web concert, broadcasting on AOL.com and RatedRed.com at 8 PM EST.