Country music powerhouse Chris Stapleton pleased two packed audiences when he performed back-to-back shows in Nashville on Oct. 14-15.
The bearded megastar brought his husky talents to the open-air stage at the Ascend Amphitheater.
Fans camped out in lawn chairs, sat on blankets and danced the night away in perfect weather conditions, as the 38-year-old singer wailed out impressive numbers like “Nobody to Blame,” “Fire Away” and “Outlaw State of Mind.” Heck, one concertgoer even got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend during Chris’ lovey-dovey waltz, “More of You,” which was penned for his wife and duet partner, Morgane.
At one point during the more than 90-minute set, a humbled Chris flaunted his falsetto with a freestyle introduction to his numerous, loyal band-members.
Namedropping his beloved bride with praise, Chris said, “Last but not least she’s the beauty that tamed this beast. She’s the love of my life…. Honey, I’m so in love with you … She’s one bad mother, and the mother of my children, too. Let’s welcome Ms. Morgane.”
Then, turning to his screaming fans Chris asked, “Now do you know what time it is? Oh, it’s time to drink some whiskey.” He then launched into his rousing cover of George Jones’ ballad, “Tennessee Whiskey.”
At that moment, he played the familiar introduction to the soulful song on a pearly white electric guitar. Sporting his signature cowboy hat, he leaned into the microphone and wowed thousands of fans just like he did when he stole the show at the 2015 CMA Awards with Justin Timberlake.
Oh, but Chris wasn’t done just yet. After “Tennessee Whiskey” he walked off the stage and then returned for an encore of songs.
“I really appreciate you all being here. I’m going to play some more music,” he said.
“Tennessee Whiskey” is included on Chris’ debut album, “Traveller.” Chris is nominated for CMA entertainer of the year at the 50th annual CMA Awards, which take place on Nov. 2. And, we’re pretty sure this performance gives every reason as to why he deserves to win the crown!