“I Ain’t Living Long Like This” is a country music staple.
Originally written by Rodney Crowell and recorded by Gary Stewart on his 1977, it’s been done time and time again. Emmylou Harris recorded her version in 1978, as did Crowell on his debut album, before Waylon released his the following year. It’s also been recorded by Brooks and Dunn, Justin Moore, Chris Janson and more.
During a Waylon Jennings tribute concert a few years back, it was Chris Stapleton’s turn to have a run at the classic country tune, and to literally nobody’s surprise, he blew the roof off the joint.
Joined by his wife Morgane and a backing band featuring some of the best players around, Chris puts on a masterclass in country music, while at the same time, tipping his hat to one of the best to ever play the game.
Later on that evening, Chris once again took the stage, alongside Sturgill Simpson, Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves, Ryan Bingham, Jamey Johnson, Willie Nelson and more for a performance of Waylon’s “Luckenbach, Texas.”