Chris Stapleton is once again showing why he’s one of the most talented acts in country music with a rousing cover of The Allman Brothers Band’s 1969 hit, “Whipping Post”.
Stapleton showed off his signature bluesy tone during the third instalment of the Skyville Live online concert series last week, where Little Big Town and guitarist Taj Mahal also performed, which paid tribute to The Allman Brothers Band vocalist, Gregg Allman.
Unsurprisingly, Stapleton’s stunning cover of the southern rock song written by Allman, which you can watch below, brought the Nashville crowd and even the honoree himself to their feet.
Post show, Allman admitted to Rolling Stone Country that he had no idea the band’s songbook, which includes the hits “Good Clean Fun” and “Ramblin’ Man,” would have such a big influence on country’s current crop of superstars.
“I had no idea,” the singer-songwriter said. “When you’re in the process of learning, you don’t even think about somebody else picking up on you. Because you’re more focused on picking up from somebody else,” he said. “It’s fathers and sons.”
Watch Chris Stapleton perform “Whipping Post” below.