The forty-yr-previous nation singer, together with three different artists, carried out a rendition of iconic bluesy southern-rock jam ‘Midnight Rider’ as a tribute to the late singer.
It was most unlikely to open the most important night time of nation music with a rock music. However there was no higher solution to honor a legend like Gregg Allman. Following the death of the southern-rock pioneer final month, a gaggle of artists teamed as much as honor the late singer on the 2017 CMT Music Awards on Wednesday night time, June 7.
A notable fan of Allman, Jason Aldean, was joined by Darius Rucker, Derek Vans and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum onstage to ship a tribute efficiency to the late musician. “That is for the one and solely Mr. Gregg Allman,” Aldean stated, earlier than kicking off the occasion with an electrifying efficiency of The Allman Brothers Band‘s basic music “Midnight Rider”.
“Gregg Allman and The Allman Brothers Band helped create the bedrock basis of recent southern music. Over the weekend following his dying, CMT’s most necessary artists reached out to see how we’d honor Gregg at our Awards,” CMT President Brian Philips stated. “This tribute will rejoice Gregg Allman’s soul, charisma and enduring artistry. ‘The Street Goes on Endlessly,’ certainly.”
Previous to this, the occasion’s host Charles Esten claimed that he was anticipating the tribute efficiency. “I feel it will be one thing very particular and he definitely deserves it. The influence that he has had on the artists in nation music- there’s actually no overstating it,” he shared. “I understand how a lot this group felt that loss. I didn’t get to know him however like everyone else, I used to be simply astonished by his music. That is the factor about music, you need not know anyone to have it’s private.”
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