Country star Chris Stapleton is up for three Country Music Awards this year: Male Vocalist Of The Year, New Artist Of The Year, and Album Of The Year for his debut Traveller, which we included as one of our 50 Best Albums Of 2015 so far. In more exciting news, Rolling Stone reported today that Stapleton will perform a duet with Justin Timberlake at 49th annual awards, airing this Wednesday at 8PM EST on ABC. The song and performance details aren’t yet revealed, but here’s what Stapleton told Rolling Stone about the collaboration:
[Timberlake] is obviously one of the greatest musical talents in the world, maybe ever, that we have. I called him up with no thought of him agreeing to it, and he was ready to start planning it right then. I said, “Well, I think maybe we should wait, and if we get nominated they’ll let me have [a slot].” He was so gracious and kind to want to do it and was so excited about it, and I’m excited about it. It’ll be something I’ve never done before for sure.