Everybody knows that Chris Stapleton can sing anything on this planet and make it sound like the gates of Heaven opening up. I mean, he’s one of the most well-rounded and impressive vocalists on Planet Earth.
From country, to blues, to rock, to soul, he can do it all.
And this time?
He’s teaming up with guitar legend Carlos Santana on “Joy,” a song from Santana’s upcoming album, Blessings & Miracles.
“The title of this album comes from my belief that we’re born with heavenly powers that allows us to create blessings and miracles.
The world programs you to be unworthy of those gifts, but we have to utilize light, spirit and soul – they’re indestructible and immutable. Those are the three main elements on this album.”
As far as working with other artists like Chris Stapleton, Santana says it was all about using music to heal people and bring them together during these tough times.
“I was very intrigued to work with Chris. We talked on the phone about the Covid situation and how there’s so much fear in the world, and I said, ‘We need to create music as a healing force. We must bring hope and courage and disinfect twisted minds infected with darkness.’
That gave him the ammunition to write such incredible words. Somewhere I said, ‘flying on the wings of angels,’ so it’s a collaboration. And what an incredible song it is. The choir in it – it’s like the Staple Singers.”