Chris Stapleton Joins With Justin Timberlake For A Special Performance At The CMA’s

Chris Stapleton will be joined by award-winning musician and actor Justin Timberlake for a special performance on “The 49th Annual CMA Awards.”

Celebrating his first artist nominations, Stapleton is a contender in three CMA Awards categories: “Album of the Year” for his acclaimed debut album, Traveller, which he co-produced with Dave Cobb, “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “New Artist of the Year.”

We’ve always talked about finding a reason to do something together,” Chris Stapleton tells Rolling Stone Country of buddy Justin Timberlake. And what better reason than the CMA Awards?

Stapleton and Timberlake will join the list of crossover duets on Wednesday’s broadcast that also include John Mellencamp with Keith Urban and Fall Out Boy with Thomas Rhett.

The awards ceremony will broadcast live on ABC from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena this Wednesday, November 4th at 8:00 PM|ET. Earlier Wednesday morning, Stapleton will appear on ABC’s “Good Morning America” to discuss the CMA Awards as well as his involvement with RAM Trucks.

Watch the first episode of Stapleton’s “Ram Traveller Stories” here:

Traveller” debuted at #2 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart with over 27,000 albums sold making it the best-selling first week by a debut country artist in 2015. Additionally, the record continues to receive overwhelming critical acclaim with “Best of 2015” attention at Rolling Stone, NPR Music, Entertainment Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, Stereogum, Taste of Country, Saving Country Music, etc.

With appearances on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “The View,” “Late Show With David Letterman,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “CBS This Morning” and NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series along with rave reviews from fellow artists,”Traveller” has been one of the most talked about albums of the year.

After selling-out shows in New York City, Nashville, St. Louis, Athens, Macon, Knoxville, Charlottesville and Prestonsburg, KY—Stapleton will continue to bring his “killer” (Rolling Stone) live show to audiences nationwide. See below for complete details.


November 11—Seattle, WA—The Showbox
November 12—Portland, OR—Wonder Ballroom
November 13—Chico, CA—El Rey Theatre
November 15—San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore
November 16—Los Angeles, CA—El Rey Theatre
December 31—Nashville, TN—Jack Daniel’s Bash on Broadway
January 22-26—Riviera Maya, Mexico—Crash My Playa
January 31-February 7—Cayamo Cruise
April 30—Indio, CA—Stagecoach Festival

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