Anytime an artist has to cancel last minute, it sucks.
It sucks for the fans that made preparations for the show, it sucks for the artist that is forced to let their fans down, it sucks for everybody.
Sometimes they can find a replacement, sometimes they can’t, and sometimes… it’s Tyler friggin’ Childers.
Sturgill Simpson unfortunately lost his voice and will be unable to continue his run of shows as part of Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival, so Tyler Childers will be stepping in tonight at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Not a member of the original tour, Tyler was also in attendance for the show in Virginia Beach, where he joined Willie, Sturgill, Margo Price and Gov’t Mule on the bill. The group later joined Willie on stage for a performance of “Amazing Grace.”
Outlaw Music Festival is thrilled to announce that Tyler Childers is joining our lineup in Atlanta on SEPT 22 – TMRW!! Sturgill Simpson has lost his voice and is unfortunately unable to appear. Willie, Tyler, Nathaniel and Kathleen can’t wait to see y’all in Atlanta! pic.twitter.com/o0LAdwfqDk