Stapleton acted as support for Little Big Town on their Painkiller tour earlier this year. At the time, neither acts knew they would be the top winners at the CMA Awards just a few months later. Instead of pondering over their nominations, these talented artists put their focus on creating a stellar cover of Oak Ridge Boys’ hit song “Elvira”.
In the video above, you’ll see Stapleton, his wife Morgane and Little Big Town put a smooth and slowed-down twist on the 1981 hit. Instead it’s trademark poppy and fast-moving sound, Stapleton puts a gritty and hard-hitting intensity into the song that gives the track new life.
The video stands as a perfect example of how Stapleton has been hiding in plain sight as one of the best country artists of our time. His outstanding voice and incredible ability to make any song, even a country classic, sound like an original is a talent that few artists have. This cover is just another addition to a massive catalog of incredible performances, which will only expand in the years to come.