I mean, the man picked up three Grammys last night at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards, delivered a jaw-dropping performance of “Cold,” and has won countless other awards during his relatively short country music career as a solo performer.
George Strait’s 2011 hit single “Love’s Gonna Make It Alright” was actually written by Chris, and as it turns out, he was writing a song specifically to pitch to George:
“Sat down to write this song, this is another one where this kinda worked… George was cuttin’ and my friend Al Anderson who used to be in a band called NRBQ, back in the ’80s… he goes ‘hey man, George cuttin’ and we need to write something for George.’
That never works out when you do that… but he said ‘we need to write a song for George’ and we did and it turned out to be this one.”
Written by Al Anderson and Chris Stapleton, it was cut by George and released on his 2011 album, Here For A Good Time. The second single from the album, it went Top 5 on the Billboard Hot Country chart.
They were swinging for a home run… and sure enough, they hit one.
Here’s ol’ George with the recorded studio version.
Chris Stapleton Gets Goosebumps Performing Alongside George Strait
For a country music singer, even one as incredible as Chris Stapleton is, singing with George Strait is about as good as it gets.
And for a country music fans, Chris Stapleton singing with George Strait is also about as good as it gets.
Back in 2017, Chris and George and a ton of other superstars got together to raise money for Hurricane Harvey victims at a benefit concert called Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief.
The special raised $44 million dollars and featured performances from Stevie Wonder, Blake Shelton, Dave Matthews, and more.
Chris Stapleton joined George Strait for a duet of Strait’s 1993 hit “When Did You Stop Loving Me” and hot DAMN if that isn’t a lethal combo.
And even for Chris, it was enough to give him goosebumps:
“If you don’t think growing up listening to George Strait and then getting up here and singing with him is the coolest thing that you’ll ever do, let me tell you that it is.
It made the hairs on my arm stand up.”
Country music at its best.
George Strait Announces Arrowhead Stadium Show Featuring Chris Stapleton
Flashforward to today, George Strait and Chris Stapleton share the stage pretty often.
He recently joined George Strait in Minneapolis. After opening for the King, Stapleton joined him onstage later in the show to perform a killer duet of the Waylon Jennings classic “Waymore’s Blues.”
The King has also announced he’s coming to Kansas City, Missouri, to play a show at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday, July 30th, the home of the Kansas City Chiefs.
And Chris Stapleton will once again be joining him.