What else do you need in this world besides Chris Stapleton and a crisp alcoholic beverage? The country crooner opened with ‘Whiskey & You’ at the CMT AOTY Awards on Oct. 20, and left us with our jaws on the floor. Read all about the singer’s performance, right here.
Just by looking at Chris Stapleton, 38, and his kickass beard, we can tell he’s the type of guy who likes to sip whiskey. Luckily, he’s got the track “Whiskey & You” to totally support our assumption. While he may look like a hardcore rock ‘n’ roll guy, his CMT AOTY performance suggests anything but!
“Whiskey & You” is a super chill and romantic song that’s meant to be playing while sipping, well, whiskey, and cuddling next to the fireplace. The Kentucky-native stuck true to his country roots, and hit the stage on Oct. 20 dressed in his signature cowboy hat. The audience looked completely mesmerized by Chris’ deep, soulful voice that pulls you in without even realizing.
But if you thought “Whiskey & You” was an awesome hit, did you happen to hear his “Parachute” performance back in June? Now that’s the kind of rock ‘n’ roll we expected! Everything from his raspy voice, to the electric guitar made our hearts sing. Both Chris’ CMT songs are featured on his latest album, Traveller. The country rockstar is currently on tour across the US and Canada all the way through Mar., so be sure to see when he’s coming to your town!
This is Chris’ breakout year, so why wait to go to a show? Tackling the hipster world, Chris rocked the boat at music festival Coachella this year, which is a huge accomplishment for any rising star! Normally Coachella is all about the after-dark DJs, which is why it was up to Chris to add a little bit of country to the mix. Shoutout to Chris and the other CMT AOTY performers who rocked our worlds!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Chris’ CMT performance?