There was an terrible lot of soul onstage for what was fairly arguably the 2018 Country Music Association Awards' hottest collaboration. Chris Stapleton, Mavis Staples, Maren Morris, Morgane Stapleton and Marty Stuart actually introduced the star energy, however would they ship the chemistry and the magical harmonies? The reply was a convincing "sure."
Live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, the two-song extravaganza opened with CMA favourite Chris Stapleton crooning the opening strains of his 2017 music "Friendship." After an enormous, group-powered refrain, Staples acquired a loud spherical of applause for her solo verse. And after all, Morris, Morgane Stapleton and Stuart carried out their elements admirably.
The residing gospel legend (and gospel choir) naturally stole the highlight for the ensemble's second music "I'll Take You There," made well-known by The Staple Singers within the early '70s.
Watch a clip of the collaboration above.