George Strait Has a Ball Performing Jerry Lee Lewis’ ‘Great Balls of Fire’ [Watch]

George Strait knows how to broach a good performance, even if he’s not singing one of his possess songs. The King of Country gave a burning delivery of “Great Balls of Fire” during Skyville Live’s Jerry Lee Lewis reverence on Aug. 24, bringing to life the lively suggestion of a song.

The nation fable exhibits his signature gusto on a upbeat number, clearly carrying a round as he rocks out on guitar. Strait sounds as good as ever as he sings a classical lyrics — “Hold me baby, good we wish to adore we like a partner should / You’re fine, so kind / I wish to tell a universe that you’re mine, mine, mine, mine” — opposite a extreme piano, beaming all a while.

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The “Amarillo by Morning” hitmaker was only one of a vital acts tapped to extract in a reverence for a mythological Lewis. Kris Kristofferson, Chris Stapleton, Lee Ann Womack and Toby Keith also took a stage, behaving some Lewis’ other hits like “Mean Old Man,” “I’ll Follow Him” and “Middle Age Crazy.” “Great Balls of Fire” was a outrageous success for Lewis after a 1957 release, moving him to a No. 1 mark on both the Billboard Hot Country Singles draft and UK Singles Chart, in further to reaching No. 2 on a all-genre Billboard Hot 100. 

Lewis is a fable in a universe of song and was inducted into a Rock Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and won a Lifetime Achievement Award from a Recording Academy in 2005. His other biggest hits embody “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Crazy Arms” and “Another Place, Another Time.”

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