Five Artists Chris Stapleton Should Collaborate With Next
Ever since they dueted on Tennessee Whiskey and Drink You Away back in 2015, we've been clamoring for a collaboration between Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake. Fortunately, the former N*Sync frontman (search your feelings, JC Chasez, you know it to be true) delivered with the recently released 'Say Something' off his upcoming Man of the Woods album. I love it. I think it's great. They work well together.
Take that into consideration with his fantastic duet with Emmylou Harris at the Grammys on Tom Petty's Wildflowers, his partnership with Sturgill Simpson on this past week's Saturday Night Live, and of course his unforgettable duet with Dwight Yoakam on Seven Spanish Angels at the 2016 CMA Awards, there's a whole host of artists he could work with that would just be fantastic. I've compiled a short list
1 - Maren Morris
Both Stapleton and Morris have this big voices that just fill the room. An epic ballad between the two would tear the house down, letting the both soar to great vocal heights and really just cut loose vocally.
2 - Elle King
King has already dipped her toe into country waters, both with some twang infused tracks on her debut album Love Stuff, and her fantastic duet "Different For Girls" with Dierks Bentley. I think both could do well with anthemic, rowdy, boisterous foot-stomper.
3 - Eddie Vedder
Oddly, for being a grunge frontman, and being one of the all-time great rock lead singers, I'd rather these two go sort of... I don't know, a stripped down acoustic track. I think Vedder and Stapleton could leave a haunting presence on the right song that would just stay with you.
4 - Nikki Lane
Nikki Lane's Highway Queen was the 2nd best country album last year, after Jason Isbell's Nashville Sound. It was a very, very, tight race between those two. I think Stapleton and Lane could rock a really fun throwback country tune. Vocally, she's similar to the aforementioned Elle King (great voice with a nice rasp), but she walks closer to the country side of life than King does.
5 - Florence Welch
Much like Maren Morris, Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine (she's the Florence part) just has this big voice I think would play well with Stapleton's. The style of the song for these two is somewhat trickier to pin down, though.