“lord have mercy”–JT

for years i caught every CMA. never missed a single one. however daylight savings has officially kicked my tail. and while i’m no longer a night owl, it takes all manner of mental energy to make it past 8 pm-especially since i am now waking in the 4 o’clock hour. being pitch black by dinner time isn’t helping either.

so needless to say i didn’t make it through the CMA’s last night but it was all i could do…at 4 40 something mind you….to get down here & see what went down.

what went down my friends? well. that was a rhetorical question because i’m sure all you guys already saw it…but lord. have. mercy. give me some country music sung with a raspy-raw, heavy voice like chris stapleton harmonized with none other than justin timberlake. that’s what i’m talking about.

but you know what i loved and caught my attention right along with that epic performance? these guys are clearly in two different genres. and while chris took home a slew of awards (he’s sorta an unknown songwriter until last night), JT is the man in entertainment these days. yet neither of them….chris on his home playing field, justin just because he’s justin, didn’t try to outdo or upstage the other one. beautiful powerful harmony not only in their vocals, but in their stage presence. and then at the end…justin does his bow to chris. honestly. ( just after justin wraps it up with a-lord have mercy!)

i mean honestly. could we all do that with one another? not feel like we have to compete with each other? use our “platform”…whatever that may be…& stand literally and figuratively with someone that might be considered our competition? or a friend who’s success seems to know no bounds in the same field we feel like we can barely get rolling in? give a shout out to somebody else and not just because they’re doing a mutual shout out to us? c’mon. i love seeing this when it happens. it’s a mighty beautiful thing & last night’s performance was a jaw dropping reminder.

i don’t know. i’m just always moved by music. and country music will always be where my heart is. even if i’m sound asleep.




November 5, 2015 - 9:58 am

Marcy Norman Cox - I completely agree… And best performance of the night!! Chris and Justin were amazing !!!!

November 5, 2015 - 10:03 am

KC - Paige I watched these two artists performance last evening and it was absolutely mesmerizing! I did not want it to end. Just the perfect blend of blues, country and SOUL! I hope we see Justin and Christopher do another collaboration REAL SOON!

November 5, 2015 - 3:46 pm

chrissi - just the best performance,true artists♥ so much fun to watch!

November 5, 2015 - 4:03 pm

Heidi Ferguson - OH.MY.WORD it was unbelievable!!! We DVR’d it and haven’t had a chance to finish it up but I think we saw what we needed to see. That performance was unbelievable!!! Crazy awesome!! I just don’t watch award shows much anymore because basically, they compete to see who can outdo the other with the most outlandish, scandal filled, bizarre behavior. No thanks. Last night was about TALENT, pure and true.

Okay, here’s some backstory to their performance last night in case you want to know (came from the hubster-he likes to google 🤓). Justin Timberlake’s wife (Jessica Beil -the actress) is a big fan of Chris Stapelton’s. She got JT to listen to him and JT loved him! So, JT called CS and told him he was a huge fan and said he’d love to perform with him one day! CS was like “DUDE, Um YES!! JT told him to say the word, when & where and he’d be there. Fast toward to when CS found out he’d get to perform at the CMA’s -he called JT and said, the “when & where” is here-wanna perform on the CMA’s with me! (Okay, I paraphrased a few of the words-I’m dramatic-whatev 🤗) What a KILLER performance!

I so agree, lets celebrate each other’s awesomeness more and more!!!

November 5, 2015 - 4:14 pm

Lisa Mothersead - JT’s mamma got it right! He’s grounded despite enormous success. A true talent who isn’t pretending to be someone he’s not. Comfortable in his own skin. Kind and giving. Love him!

November 5, 2015 - 4:36 pm

Diane Zundel - Oh my goodness my sweet beautiful friend, it was absolutely fabulous. I was singing, dancing , smiling, and enjoying every minute of the best performance all night. But,girlfriend you nailed it…..what a wonderful thing the world could learn from watching those two completely opposite stars perform with each other. They weren’t competing, they were enjoying every minute they had together on that stage with a huge amount of friends around them. Such a great lesson to be learned by many. xoxo

June 26, 2016 - 4:27 am

Doc - That’s a skillful answer to a dicfifult question

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