In 1998 *NSYNC took the stage of the Ryman Auditorium. There doesn’t seem to be any footage of this show available, but one can bet it was quite the evening for the audience and the super poppy, dance heavy group of guys lead by Justin Timberlake.
Since that night in 1998 no other major boy band has taken the stage of the historic Nashville venue, but Chris Lane’s epic mashup of hits from *NYSNC, the Backstreet Boys and current hitmakers the Weeknd, Nick Jonas and Jason Derulo made it seem like boy band hysteria could return at a moment’s notice.
Lane was a part of the 12th Annual Stars for Second Harvest benefit presented by O’Charley’s and hosted by Craig Wiseman, acclaimed songwriter and founder of Big Loud Records and Big Loud Shirt. Wiseman, who wrote big-time hits like Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying” and Kenny Chesney’s “Summertime” even joined Lane on stage for a dance number that was clearly rehearsed and absolutely wonderful.
Lane’s mashup was laced with heavy banjo and those killer acoustics from the Ryman.
Lane’s debut single “Fix” is currently in the Top 20 of country radio as he joins Kelsea Ballerini and Rascal Flatts on tour this summer.
In the past, Wiseman’s annual show has raised almost $900,000and provided over 3.5 million meals to those in need in Middle Tennessee.
To learn more about Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee or to donate visit SecondHarvestMidTN.org.