Chris Stapleton was on a short hiatus following the birth of his twin boys. He made sure he performed his daddy duties well. And, on June 6, he took time off to perform his newest single at the 2018 Country Music Television Music Awards in Nashville. As far as country music award festivals go, Chris Stapleton kept a low profile that night. The successive award winner was up for only two categories, but left his mark with a genuine performance of “Millionaire”, off his From A Room: Volume 2 album.
Stapleton missed out on the goods for having lost the nominations for Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year, both for his duet with Justin Timberlake, “Say Something”.
Rare as it is, Stapleton did not take home any awards. However, he took the stage and showed why the awards keep coming his way with his outstanding performance of his first single off From A Room: Volume 2, “Millionaire.” Show hosts, Little Big Town, introduced him the best way he can be, as “a singer, songwriter, father, husband, and friend to all of us,” and “one of the great talents in music”.
Stapleton did what he does best, singing the hell out of a song. He kept his act simple because his talent does all the work for him. This awesome performance took place in the open air, on the historic street in Music City -Broadway. A sea of gadgets to take a footage of the performance rose from the crowd. Stapleton transported the crowd into his simple and candid performance, remaining on stage with his acoustic guitar. Truly, the much-admired performer offered a pitch-perfect rendition.
Watch the live performance below. Play all you want. We assure you, once you hear “Millionaire” you will want rerun it more than once.
“Millionaire”, Worth Listening To
“Millionaire” is a Kevin Welch original, which Stapleton recorded for From A Room: Volume 2. Welch is a renowned singer-songwriter whose career extends four decades and includes songs recorded by Roger Miller, Waylon Jennings, the Highwaymen, Solomon Burke, Linda Ronstadt, Patty Loveless and many others. Also, play the video below to hear the official audio of “Millionaire”.
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