The memorable duet took place during Bryan’s second-annual Crash My Playa event in Rivera Maya, Mex., which featured solo sets from both performers. Long before Stapleton became a household name after his surprise sweep of the 2015 CMA Awards, he was writing hit songs for some of country’s biggest names.
One of his most successful cuts was Bryan’s “Drink a Beer”, which Stapleton penned along with fellow songwriter Jim Beavers. While Bryan performed the track to sold out arenas, Stapleton sang his own version in small bars and nightclubs. Now, the two have finally reached the same level of success, and decided to celebrate with a special performance together.
Although Bryan and Stapleton have performed the song together numerous times over the years, this was one of the first times the audience was just as excited to see Stapleton as they were Bryan. The crowd let out a wave of screams and applause when Stapleton supplied an impressive sprinkling of backing vocals and harmonies behind Bryan. Both artists seemed to be soaking up the moment, wearing huge grins as they slowly strummed through the 2013 chart-topper.
Click below to see Luke Bryan and Chris Stapleton perform “Drink a Beer” at Crash My Playa in Rivera Maya, Mexico.