The 49th Annual CMA Awards took place in Nashville, TN this past Wednesday and the night belonged to two men.
First, the amazing Chris Stapleton finally got the national respect and acknowledgment he deserves by winning 3 CMA Awards for Best New Artist, Best Male Vocalist and Album Of The Year for his breakthrough hit album, Traveller.
Stapleton not only owned the night by winning three of the biggest awards, but he also completely stole the show with his good buddy megastar Justin Timberlake who he performed two duets with.
Using parts of both of their bands which made for a great medley, the two stars first performed Stapleton’s smash hit “Tennessee Whiskey” which was a great performance in it’s own right. But it was the pair’s second duet of Timberlake’s “Drink You Away” from his album The 20/20 Experience – 2 Of 2 that absolutely brought the house down!!!
Justin’s charisma oozed all over the stage and everyone in attendance was loving every second of it, with the likes of Keith Urban, Jake Owen, and Little Big Town among others all jamming out to the performances and Chris was right there with him rockin’ out. It was without a doubt the best moment of the night.
They were great together and it was a big and amazing moment for country music. You can see both performances below.
Chris Stapleton And Justin Timberlake – “Tennessee Whiskey”
Justin Timberlake And Chris Stapleton – “Drink You Away”