Charlie Worsham invited several of his talented musician friends to join him on stage in Nashville for a jaw-dropping cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird.” Part of the singer’s Every Damn Monday concert series held throughout July at the Basement East, Charlie & Co. took part in Skynyrd night where each singer had his time in the spotlight for a unique cover of the Southern rock band.
The sold-out show closed with a fiery rendition of “Free Bird” where each artist rejoined Charlie on stage and alternated at the microphone. The packed crowd roared in applause as Charlie and Brothers Osborne’s John Osborne traded lead guitar parts for an epic nine-minute jam.
“If you feel like you’re in Southern rock church let me get a hallelujah,” Charlie says at the start of the performance. “If you want another Skynyrd night down the road, let me get an amen!”
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The audience screamed along as Randy Houser walked up to the microphone to sing and traded off with TJ Osborne, A Thousand Horses’ Michael Hobby, Kendell Marvel and Ward Davis. All the while, Charlie’s impressive guitar shredding was highlighted as was John’s. Fans of each other, the guitar players shared the spotlight and the final song of the night proved to be a crowd favorite.
Charlie’s weekly concert aims to raise awareness and money for the singer’s Follow Your Heart Foundation. A non-profit organization Charlie founded in 2016, each year the Follow Your Heart Scholarship Fund aims to support a graduating senior or graduate from Grenada County, Miss. who demonstrates a passion for the arts. The student recognized must plan to pursue an undergraduate major in the arts. The singer, who grew up in Mississippi, hopes the foundation will help find and uplift local students who want to become the next John Grisham or Marty Stuart.