Skyville Live: Jerry Lee Lewis will debut on CMT tonight (April 13). The show includes a stellar lineup of artists honoring the music icon including George Strait, Toby Keith, Kris Kristofferson, Chris Stapleton, Lee Ann Womack, Waylon Payne and a special performance from The Killer himself.
Originally filmed in 2017, the Skyville Live show marked the 60th Anniversary of mega-hits “Whole Lotta Shakin’” and “Great Balls of Fire,” both of which were recorded at Sam Phillips’ Memphis-based Sun Records and are in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Originally aired online, fans can catch the TV debut of the show on CMT at 9 p.m. CT and on CMT.com.
“Not only did I get to enjoy my music through the renditions of some of the finest musicians in the world, they also all happen to be my friends. What an honor,” says Lewis in reflecting on the event.
Jerry Lee Lewis is one of only two living members of the first class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame where he was inducted alongside Elvis, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and more in 1986. He is also a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, Memphis Music Hall of Fame, Mississippi Music Hall of Fame, The MAX Hall of Fame and has received countless awards and honors from organizations worldwide. Lewis has had 17 top 10 country albums and 30 top 10 country hits.