Members of the cast of Nashville and others, such as Pam Tillis, came together on Wednesday evening (July 13) to perform live on the online music series, Skyville Live.
Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, Lennon & Maisy, Mark Collie, JD Souther and Pam Tillis all graced the stage to deliver a night filled with magical performances for an intimate crowd that was also being streamed anywhere with an internet connection. The players all ventured away from songs featured on the hit television show, and let the crowd hear songs that they worked on independently.
“I’ve watched Skyville before and I was already a fan,” Esten shared with Sounds Like Nashville. “So when I got the call and they asked not just me to do it, but my Nashville friends, not just the cast members but everyone we’ve became friends with through the show, I couldn’t wait to be alongside them on the Skyville stage.”
Esten wowed the crowd with a performance with his latest single, the first in his “Every Single Friday” series, “Through the Blue.” Which made way for Bowen to take the stage to perform a song she wrote for her brother whom is recovering from cancer.
Carmack kept the good vibes rolling with a cover of the B.B. King classic, “Sweet Little Angel.” The electric guitar tribute left the crowd impressed and ready for more.
Famed songwriter, JD Southner gave a performance that would end up being a highlight of the night, when he performed his own “Heartache Tonight,” which was first made famous by The Eagles.
The cast finished off the evening in the most perfect way: all coming together on the Skyville stage to sing the Beatle’s classic, “With a Little Help From My Friends.”
“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,” Esten continued. “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.”