Watch George Strait Sing “Great Balls of Fire” at Jerry Lee Lewis Tribute + Clips From Chris Stapleton, Toby Keith, Kris Kristofferson & More

Watch George Strait Sing “Great Balls of Fire” at Jerry Lee Lewis Tribute + Clips From Chris Stapleton, Toby Keith, Kris Kristofferson & More

Innovative online music series Skyville Live paid tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis last night (Aug. 24) with performances from George Strait, Toby Keith, Lee Ann Womack, Chris Stapleton, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Payne.

The ivory-tickling Jerry Lee, whose career spans more than 60 years, is responsible for classic tunes such as “Great Balls of Fire,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and more. The 81-year-old Jerry Lee watched the hour-long show from the front row before sitting down at the piano and leading the all-star cast in a rockin’ rendition of “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” to close the evening.

Highlights of the show—and there were many—included:

  • George Strait opening the show by performing “Great Balls of Fire.”
  • Toby Keith performing “Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee.”
  • Lee Ann Womack performing “She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye.”
  • Kris Kristofferson, at 81 years old, singing “Mean Old Man.”
  • Chris Stapleton teaming with the McCrary Sisters to sing the gospel tune, “Where He Leads Me (I Can Hear My Savior Calling).”
  • Jerry Lee Lewis and the all-star cast of George Strait, Toby Keith, Lee Ann Womack, Chris Stapleton, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Payne closing the show by performing “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.”

photo by Jayme Casey

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