I Still Can’t Get Over Chris Stapleton & Tyler Childers’ Duet Of “Follow You To Virgie”

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What is better than seeing Chris Stapleton or Tyler Childers perform? I’ll tell you what is… watching Chris Stapleton AND Tyler Childers perform together.

The duo got together for what was called Kentucky Rising back in October, which was a benefit concert for those in the state of Kentucky who were affected by major flooding.

Stapleton, whose hometown is Staffordsville, Kentucky, and Tyler Childers, originally from Lawrence County, Kentucky, got together with other artists to help raise money for those in need.

There were many duets throughout the night, but none could top the singing power of Chris Stapleton and Tyler Childers together. They decided to sing one of Childers’ lesser known but incredibly touching songs, “Follow You To Virgie.” A song that did some damage in our annual March Sadness Tournament by the way…

The decision to play the song, which plays so well for both artists, was a phenomenal choice. The pair had the crowd at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky right where they wanted them for the duration of the duet.

A video of the performance (which we still wish could be released as a live version) can be seen below:

As we often say here on Whiskey Riff, COME ON WITH IT!

Childers opens the song, and Stapleton’s supporting vocals slowly turn into leading vocals during his additions in the chorus. I wonder if artists ever get upset when Stapleton joins in on their song, because he absolutely crushes it every single damn time.

The visual of the spotlight hitting the two guitar-wielding country stars is almost just as good as the performance itself. Childers leads and Stapleton supports, and if you have an 8-time Grammy-winner on supporting vocals, you’ve got a hell of a song.

I think all country music fans wouldn’t mind to see Childers and Stapleton collaborate again (as soon as possible). A full length duet album would be just fine with me.

And here’s a look at the original:

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A beer bottle on a dock