So, imagine the joy that resonated throughout Nashville when news broke that the two artists would be coming together for one night at the legendary Ryman Auditorium.
On Thursday night, Feb. 18, Stapleton and Morris brought their authentic, rich and raw sounds to the intimate venue. As expected, each performed their most well-known songs, including Stapleton’s “Nobody to Blame” and, appropriately in those four walls, Morris’s “My Church.” However, what fans were not expecting was a collaboration between the artists; especially in the form of a cover of Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’.”
Alternating on the verses and coming together on the chorus, Stapleton, Morris, and the entire Ryman crowd tore through Petty’s Top 10 track, delivering the song with beautifully explosive vocals, taking advantage of the incomparable acoustics in the room.
Stapleton recently took home three CMA Awards and two GRAMMY Awards in the country music genre and is up for several ACM Awards, also experiencing chart-topping album sales. Morris is currently on the rise on the country music airplay charts and is expected, and already proving, to be a major genre game-changer in 2016.