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In the months since Gregg Allman’s death, we’ve had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the incredibly broad cross section of artists who cite him as a major influence, each one paying tribute in a way that would have made the Midnight Rider smile that shy smile we all miss so much. One of the tributes making the rounds over the weekend came from Grammy Award winning country act Lady Antebellum, who during Friday night’s New Jersey stop on their You Look Good World Tour completely dazzled the entirety of the PNC Bank Arts Center with a “Midnight Rider” tribute to Gregg Allman that was so good, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone silly enough to even attempt an unkind word.
From the moment vocalist Charles Kelley – who along with Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker and Derek Trucks masterfully navigated “Midnight Rider” at the 2017 CMT Awards – kicks things off with a powerful nod to Gregg, it’s off to the races; of all the various takes on “Midnight Rider” that we’ve heard in recent months, Lady Antebellum’s tribute is far and away one of our favorites, beautifully blending together that heady brew of soul music and country music to get to the heart of what made Gregg Allman’s particular brand of Southern rock so unforgettable.
Check it out in the video below – we’ve watched it at least three times back to back and as a matter of fact, we’re about to hit that play button again! Happy viewing!