By: Linda Lee
As Justin Timberlake said: “Lord have mercy!”
Sometimes “magic just happens” and that is exactly what took place last night at the CMA Awards.
Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake teamed up for this epic performance of Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey” and then Timberlake’s “Drink You Away!”
When you see country music superstars like Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum’s Hilary Scott whip out their cell phones to record a live performance, you know something super special is happening.
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, it does just that! I never thought that Justin Timberlake was “country” until I saw this!
A well deserved congratulations to Chris Stapleton who took home not one or two, but 3 CMA Awards last night!
Stapleton was named the 2015 New Artist of the Year, nabbed yet another trophy for Album of the Year for The Traveller and then beat out Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley and Blake Shelton for his Male Vocalist of the Year award!
Such a soft-spoken and humble man, Stapleton gave thanks first and foremost to his wife every time he went onstage to accept his award, also thanking “the 6 people who came to see me play in a basement somewhere” and laughed and joked that hoped now he might be able to bring his music to a larger crowd!