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Justin Timberlake & Chris Stapleton delivered a stunningly heartfelt performance of “Tennessee Whiskey.”

Justin Timberlake might not be the first artist you associate with Chris Stapleton, yet their unlikely partnership creates an explosive dynamic. This was evident during their electrifying rendition of “Tennessee Whiskey” at Timberlake’s concert in the Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee.

Timberlake, the pop sensation, extended an invitation to the country music star to perform this beloved track, which Stapleton often includes in his performances. Their collaboration began with an impressive guitar riff, leading into Stapleton’s powerful delivery of the first verse. The duo harmonized on the chorus, after which Timberlake infused the song with his signature pop and R&B flair, complementing Stapleton’s soulful country tones.

In a generous move, Timberlake ensured Stapleton remained at the forefront, captivating the audience with his vocal prowess. Stapleton’s expertise on the guitar was highlighted from the outset with a masterful solo.

The audience’s reaction to their performance was overwhelmingly positive, with comments under the video praising Stapleton’s effortless singing and calling for more collaborations between the two. Their synergy was further showcased in a live performance of “Say Something” on Jimmy Fallon.

The origins of Timberlake and Stapleton’s partnership trace back to mutual acquaintances and a memorable joint performance at the 2015 CMA Awards, where they performed “Tennessee Whiskey” and Timberlake’s “Drink You Away”. This performance significantly boosted Stapleton’s national recognition, setting him on a trajectory of continued success.

Their collaboration extended into 2018 with the release of “Say Something”, a single from Timberlake’s fifth album, “Man of the Woods”. Both artists contributed to the songwriting, leading to a track that achieved significant acclaim and earned a triple Platinum certification in the US.

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