Country Music

Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton’s show at CMA may be the greatest exhibition yet ‘Tennessee Whiskey’

When Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton teamed up for a performance of “Tennessee Whiskey” and “Drink You Away” at the 2015 Country Music Awards, it was clear that something special was happening. The two artists brought their distinct styles together to create a truly unforgettable moment on stage.

“Tennessee Whiskey” is a classic country song, first recorded by David Allan Coe in 1981. Chris Stapleton’s version, released on his 2015 album “Traveller”, breathed new life into the tune with his powerful vocals and soulful style. When Justin Timberlake joined him on stage to perform the song, it was a surprise to many fans who were not familiar with his country roots. But Timberlake held his own, delivering an emotional performance that impressed both country music fans and critics alike.

The medley continued with “Drink You Away”, a track from Timberlake’s 2013 album “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2”. The song’s bluesy influences meshed well with the country sound of “Tennessee Whiskey”, creating a seamless transition between the two tracks. As the performance reached its climax, Timberlake and Stapleton traded verses and harmonized together, showcasing their impressive vocal abilities and undeniable chemistry.

The collaboration between Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton on “Tennessee Whiskey/Drink You Away” was a standout moment in both artists’ careers. It showed that genre boundaries can be crossed and that great music is universal. The performance has since become a fan favorite and has helped to introduce new audiences to the world of country music.

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