Country superstars Ronnie Milsap and Little Big Town teamed up as musical guests on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” last night (Feb. 6). They performed a beautiful rendition of Milsap’s smash hit medley, “Lost in the Fifties (In the Still of the Night).”
The new rendition of the timeless track is featured on Milsap’s latest album, The Duets, which dropped last month via Riser/House Sony.
Milsap plays piano while he croons the familiar opening verse and Little Big Town provides stunning vocal harmonies. The song remains a sweet, nostalgic, and romantic ballad, as Milsap’s rich vocals glide effortlessly through the notes. Karen Fairchild joins him to sing the first bars of the chorus and then the rest of the Little Big Town members sweep in to add even more lovely harmony. Eventually, music -loving “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon jumps on stage to join in on a fun round of “Shoo Doop, Doobie Dos.”
Milsap’s album, The Duets, features a star-studded roster of duet partners who sing new collabs of some of the Country Music Hall of Famer’s biggest hits. Kacey Musgraves, for instance, joins him on “No Getting Over Me.” Dolly Parton appears on “Smoky Mountain Rain.” George Strait is featured on “Houston Solution,” and Willie Nelson guests on “A Woman’s Love.”
Ronnie Milsap is highly-regarded as one of the biggest artists in country music history. His signature, soulful sound has delighted live audiences and country music fans for more than five decades. “Lost in the Fifties" is arguably one of his most beloved songs. The 1985 single was performed as a medley, which includes a cover of “In the Still of the Night” by The Five Satins. The song notably marked Milsap’s 27tth chart-topper on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.
The combination of Milsap and Little Big Town’s collective vocals gives the romantic tune extra warmth and shimmery, nostalgic magic. (Watch their entire performance in the video above).