Chris Stapleton To Honor Route 91 Shooting Victims With ACM Awards Performance Of “Watch You Burn”

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The 57th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards is here.

The day has finally come, and this year’s ACM Awards will be coming to you live from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Since CBS decided to not renew their contract with the ACMs, this year’s ceremony will be streamed exclusively on Amazon Prime.

And I’ll admit, there are a number of performances that I’m less than thrilled to watch.

However, one of those that I’m pumped about it Chris Stapleton. I mean, the man could sing the back of a shampoo bottle and it would sound better than just about anything else on stage tonight.

From his most recent album Starting Over, Chris will be performing “Watch You Burn” as a tribute to the victims who lost their lives at the Route 91 harvest Festival shooting in Las Vegas back in 2017.

He told People:

“Tomorrow, we’ll be performing ‘Watch You Burn,’ which is a song that I wrote with Mike Campbell about the shooting that happened here during the country music festival.

So yeah, that’s what we’re doing.”

Chris is also said to have a special guest joining him for the performance, as well as a 16-person choir backing him up.

He’s is nominated for five awards tonight, including Entertainer of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, and more.

Hosted by Dolly Parton, with some additional help from Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett, the ACM Awards will stream live from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The show kicks off at 7pm CT, only on Amazon Prime Video.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock