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Watch Chris and Morgane Stapleton’s Soulful Version of ‘You Are My Sunshine’

 

Long before they took the stage at this year’s memorable CMA Awards, Chris and Morgane Stapleton wowed audiences with their magical live performances.

In this clip taken from a 2013 appearance at Atlanta’s famed listening room Eddie’s Attic, the couple is shown putting a gritty and powerful spin on the lighthearted classic. The crowd, which initially responds with waves of cheering, clapping and whooping with delight, is eventually entranced and silenced by the couple’s innovative rendition.

Morgane, who has stood at her husband’s side during almost all of his career performances, gets to take the spotlight during this track. Her sweet yet soulful voice stands firmly on its own, which is no easy feat when positioned alongside one the best voices in country music today.

Now that Stapleton has been catapulted into the mainstream world, it’s hard to believe that this same celebrated artist was playing tiny venues as a modest songwriter just a few months ago. For many years, Chris and Morgane stood as one of the most under-appreciated duos in country music. Now, these two incredibly gifted artists are finally getting the recognition they deserve.

Next: Chris Stapleton’s ‘Traveller’ is the No. 1 Album for the Second Week in a Row

 

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Watch Chris and Morgane Stapleton’s Soulful Version of ‘You Are My Sunshine’