It wasn’t long ago that the bluesy Chris Stapleton teamed up with R&B/pop star Justin Timberlake to sing onstage at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena during the 49th annual CMA Awards.
And, it sure hasn’t left our memories that that moment helped launch Chris into country music stardom.
Need a refresher? Just watch the video above. The clip shows one of two songs that the duo performed together. The one featured above is George Jones’ classic “Tennessee Whiskey” — a song that’s found a place on Chris’ fast-selling “Traveller” album. The other piece of the musical puzzle, which is not shown above, was Justin’s groovy tune “Drink You Away.”
While that unforgettable performance has since come and gone, Chris has been playing show dates all over the country. And now, he’s returning to the stage that made him famous. Yep, Chris will mark yet another prized moment in his career at the Bridgestone Arena.
On Nov. 30, Chris will join a slew of other artists including rock icon Kid Rock and comedian Larry the Cable Guy to help celebrate the legendary Charlie Daniels’ 80th birthday. Together, the friends will take to the stage for the 41st annual Volunteer Jam concert, which helps raise money for the Journey Home Project — a non-profit that’s close to Charlie’s heart.
Some past artist for that show include The Allman Brothers Band, Billy Joel and Ted Nugent. As for Chris, he’ll be making his debut as a headliner for that event.
“This is going to be one of them magic evenings,” said Charlie in a statement. “I’m really looking forward to jamming with Chris Stapleton. I’m looking forward to just getting on stage with him and some other pickers and just let the music take us wherever it wants to go.”
Charlie, we’re looking forward to it, too!