Chris Stapleton Steals Show At 2015 CMA Awards
A new face in the country world stole the show last night at the 2015 CMA Awards and his name is Chris Stapleton.
Chris Stapleton Wins Big at 2015 CMA Awards
Stapleton was the big winner last night for the 49th presentation of the awards ceremony. He won awards in three big categories including New Artist Award, Album of the Year Award, and the coveted Male Vocalist of the Year Award. The whole crowd was in support of Stapleton, a Kentucky native, that Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan congratulated him during their acceptance speeches of Female Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year, respectively.
The highlight performance of the night came when Stapleton performed with Justin Timberlake, a Memphis native, who went back to his love for country to duet with the rising solo artist in singing Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey” and then Timberlake’s “Drink You Away,” which comes off of Timberlake’s latest album The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2.
Stapleton released his debut solo album Traveller this past May which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and number 14 on the Billboard 200. He was part of the Grammy-nominated bluegrass The SteelDrivers from 2008-2010 before embarking on a solo career.
PHOTO: NASHVILLE, TN – NOVEMBER 04: (L-R) Morgane Stapleton, singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton with his Album of the Year, New Artist of the Year, and Male Vocalist of the Year awards, and producer Dave Cobb with his Album of the Year award pose in the press room at the 49th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 4, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images)