The Kentucky native is gearing up to release his latest album, Rustin’ In The Rain, this coming Friday, September 8. But ahead of the album drop, Tyler treated the Opry crowd to a special sneak preview of the album during a “Tyler Childers and Friends” performance on country’s most famous stage.
Featuring a slate of guests including S.G. Goodman, the Travelin’ McCourys and Margo Price, Tyler opened up with the title track to the upcoming album.
And from there, he played the whole damn thing, including “Phone Calls and Emails” and “Luke 2:8-10,” along with “Percheron Mules,” and his cover of Kris Kristofferson’s “Help Me Make It Through the Night.”
(This couple even danced their way down the aisle as Childers performed the heartbreaker).
This couple started dancing in the aisle while Tyler Childers was singing “Help Me Make It Through the Night” and by the end of the song they were all the way at the back of the Opry. pic.twitter.com/byC9cE8TEu
Between songs, his guests took center stage to perform their own music, with Margo Price debuting a new song that she just wrote a couple weeks ago and S.G. Goodman commanding the crowd’s full attention with a powerful acoustic performance.
But the highlight of the night may have been when Tyler was joined by Goodman for a duet of her song “Space and Time,” the first time the two had ever performed the song together.
There was another special moment as Childers performed his latest single, “In Your Love,” when a man in front of the stage proposed to his boyfriend, which caught Tyler’s attention from the stage – and drew a round of applause from the packed crowd.