Chris Stapleton is hands down country music’s biggest breakout star of 2016. His soulful duet of ‘Fire Away’ — with wife Morgane — at the ACM Awards proved once again why he’s a force to be reckoned with.
Chris Stapleton, 37, brought the house down at the 51st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 3. His haunting voice was on full display during the duet and so was his love for his wife of 9 years Morgane Stapleton. Here’s all the details on their heartfelt performance.
The packed crowd at the MGM Garden Arena couldn’t contain their love for Chris and neither can we. Chris and his wife Morgane blew us away with their perfect harmonizing on their super romantic song “Fire Away” from his award winning album Traveler. With lyrics like, “Your love might be my damnation, But I’ll cry to my grave” we couldn’t help but get a little choked up. And we weren’t the only ones feeling the love! Miranda Lambert, 32, and Anderson East, 27, snuggled close in the crowd during the rousing performance. And Chris’ biggest competitor of the night Eric Church, 38, was in awe, giving a standing O and clasping his hands in prayer during the duet.
It’s no wonder the crowd packed with country music’s finest, gave Chris a standing ovation — his talent is simply stunning. Chris isn’t just dominating the country charts, he’s got the musical chops to tackle pretty much any genre. Remember his incredible tribute to the late BB King during the 2016 Grammy Awards? Or how about his mind blowing performance with Justin Timberlake at the CMAs?
Chris’ soulful performance of “Fire Away” wasn’t the only thing that made him a stand out star of the night. He was nominated for seven awards — the most of the night — and took home album of the year for Traveler. Even before the show started he was awarded his first ACM award for New Male Vocalist Of The Year. Giddy up!
We think Chris and Morgane gave one of the most memorable performances of the night! But what do you think HollywoodLifers? Do you think Chris was the standout star of the night? Tell us below!