Those who attended the show were treated to an early taste of the album in its entirety, with Childers playing each of the seven songs that make up the track list for the new project.
The eastern Kentucky native played “In Your Love” later on his set in the circle, which of course was released as the sole single for the album back in late July.
Tyler Childers brought along the artists and musicians who helped craft Rustin’ In The Rain, which included the likes of Margo Price, The Travelin’ McCourys, S.G. Goodman, and Erin Rae.
Though much of the night was for Childers to debut his new album, each of the “friends” that came along with him had their own time to shine in the spotlight, and each of them undoubtedly did so.
One of the performances that stood out in front of the energized, packed house at the Grand Ole Opry was when Childers brought out S.G. Goodman to sing “Space and Time” as a duet.
Goodman is the original artist behind the song that Childers has somewhat made into his own, and the track is featured on his upcoming album as an official cover.
Fans of Childers have had to listen to his version of the song primarily on YouTube and other non-official music providers, so many will be happy to know that it’s finding a home on Rustin’ In The Rain.
It certainly felt at home on country music’s biggest stage, where Tyler Childers and S.G. Goodman performed the song together for the very first time, and the Opry crowd absolutely loved it. In the performance, you can see why Childers thought he could do the song justice just by how well the voices of he and Goodman work together.
Both artists shine as they trade turns singing the heartfelt love song, with it being clear that Goodman is the creator of the song as she works comfortably within it, and that Childers is the borrower as he pushes the tune’s vocal and emotional limits (like any good cover song accomplishes).
It was truly a special moment, and for it to happen in S.G. Goodman’s Opry debut made it that much more meaningful. Take a listen to the duet of “Space and Time” below, and make sure to look out for the studio version when it drops with Rustin’ In The Rain this Friday: