There are many versions of Don Williams‘ song “Amanda.” One of the greatest of which was that of Waylon Jennings. Since then, not many artists covered the song as well as Don Williams, and Waylon Jennings did. However, in 2013, Chris Stapleton wowed the crowd when he and his wife stepped on stage to perform the song “Amanda.”
“Amanda” is a classic country song written by Bob McDill in 1973. It was first recorded by Don Williams on the same year. It may not have reached number one on the Billboard chart, but this is included on the Billboard’s Critic’s Picks as one of Williams’ best songs. Meanwhile, “Amanda” became a hit song for Jennings. He recorded the song the following year and made it reach number one on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. In addition, Jennings made the song enter the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary chart.
Chris Stapleton’s Grand Ole Opry Performance
In 2013, Stapleton stepped on stage with his wife Morgane Stapleton to perform the song “Amanda.” Chris was only backed up with a bass and his guitar. Morgane performed as a background vocal during Chris’ performance. They lit the stage up with their stripped-down rendition of “Amanda.”
Stapleton was beginning to make a name as a solo country artist that time. He began his career as a songwriter in 2001. Then in 2007, he became the lead vocalist of the group Steeldrivers. After being with the Steeldrivers, he formed his group in 2010 known as The Jompsons Brothers. It was only in 2013 that he decided to take a solo career.
Chris Stapleton’s Rose to Fame
He began his solo journey in 2013. However, it was in 2015 when he finally released his first solo album called the Traveller. This move became his ticket to stardom as his album not only topped the charts, but he also won three awards during the CMA’s Award show in 2015. Aside from him winning that night, he performed an unforgettable performance with Justin Timberlake.
Here is the country classic “Amanda” performed by Chris Stapleton and backed up by his wife, Morgane Stapleton.
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