So good! Chris Stapleton nailed his performance of ‘Seven Spanish Angeles’ at the 2016 Country Music Awards, paying tribute to Willie Nelson, and was joined by country music legend Dwight Yoakam. We have the video, and all the details from the amazing moment, here.
Chris Stapleton, 38, dazzled the crowd at the show with a showstopping performance of “Seven Spanish Angels,” proving why he’s one of the hottest country music singers in the genre right now. Joined By Dwight Yoakam, 60, the two paid tribute to country legend Willie Nelson, dressed in their best traditional country attire. Can we also discuss how epic Chris’ cowboy hat was? The song was a hit for Willie back in 1984, and more than 30 years later, it still sounds as good as it did back then. We love the modern twist the guys brought.
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At the end of their performance, the crowd immediately rose and gave them a standing ovation. Even though Willie himself didn’t appear onstage with the singers, we’re sure he must have been so proud of them. Dwight and Chris looked so in sync together and truly played off one another, making this performance one of our favorites of the evening!
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Chris has been such an amazing songwriter for a long time, and has written hits for singers like Kenny Chesney, George Strait and Darius Rucker. We’re just so happy that he’s finally doing his own thing and getting the recognition that he deserves! As for Dwight? Like Willie, he is a country legend of his own, and we love how two of country music’s biggest stars came together on the same stage to pay tribute to Willie.
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Chris’ performance? Were you surprised by Dwight making his appearance? Watch the video above, and let us know what you think.