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The two sang Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey” and Timberlake’s “Drink You Away” and had the whole crowd on their feet for the entirety of the performance.
Stapleton went on to win two Grammys and four ACM Awards, as well as Breakthrough Artist at the CMT Artists of the Year ceremony.
He is probably the most in-demand artist of any genre at the moment. Following the CMAs, he was booked as the musical guest for SNL, performed at every awards show, and is in the lineup for Coachella, Bonaroo, and Lollapalooza, three of the most famous music festivals in the country and none of them usually feature country artists.
He seemed to have come out of nowhere, but what most people don’t know is that he has been writing songs for the last 15 years in Nashville. He’s had notable hits beginning in 2003 from artists ranging from Alan Jackson and George Strait to Darius Rucker and Thomas Rhett.
Click through the slideshow to find out what songs he’s written for other artists. Some might surprise you!
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