Chris Stapleton Joins Justin Timberlake in Nashville for ‘Say Something’ [WATCH]
Fans at Justin Timberlake's Man of the Woods Tour stop in Nashville on Thursday night (May 9) were treated to a special surprise appearance from Chris Stapleton. The country star showed up to sing his and Timberlake's collaboration "Say Something," as well as his hit "Tennessee Whiskey."
The Tennessean reports that Stapleton appeared onstage unannounced, to cheers from the audience. Readers can press play above to see a snippet of Stapleton and Timberlake's "Say Something" performance from Thursday night. The song appears on Man of the Woods, Timberlake's newest album, which dropped in February.
Stapleton stayed onstage with Timberlake for a rendition of "Tennessee Whiskey," the George Jones song that Stapleton covers on his debut album, Traveller. The two first performed the track together during their iconic performance at the 2015 CMA Awards, along with Timberlake's song "Drink You Away." Readers can see a bit of Thursday night's rendition below.
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A Tennessee native, Timberlake has flirted with the country genre in previous years: Even before his performance with Stapleton during the 2015 CMAs, Timberlake had, in late 2014, invited Garth Brooks to sing "Friends in Low Places" during one of his The 20/20 Experience World Tour, teamed up with the Civil Wars' Joy Williams and hung out with Hank Williams Jr. Shortly after his CMAs moment with Stapleton, Timberlake released his song "Drink You Away" to country radio, and earned a country chart spot.
More recently, Timberlake appeared on Little Big Town's genre-bending Wanderlust album in 2016. In 2017, at September's Pilgrimage Festival -- of which Timberlake is a part-owner -- the pop star and Stapleton, along with Stapleton's wife Morgane, reunited for a performance of a few different songs during Timberlake's headlining set. Timberlake now lives in Leiper's Fork, Tenn., located southwest of Nashville.
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