Justin Timberlake generally isn’t associated with country music, but on Wednesday the singer became an honorary member of the country community. The 34 year old joined New Artist of the Year winner Chris Stapleton for a performance during the CMA Awards.
Timberlake and Stapleton, 37, took to the stage to perform “Tennessee Whiskey” off of Stapleton’s debut album, “Traveller.” They transitioned into Timberlake’s “Drink You Away,” which is off his 2013 album “The 20/20 Experience.”
News that Timberlake and Stapleton would be playing together broke earlier this week when the former NSYNC member posted a photo with the country singer on Twitter.
“Honored to share the stage with this BADA--,” he shared with his followers.
While Timberlake generally isn’t associated with country music, the two are both from the great state of Tennessee. Timberlake is from Memphis while Stapleton hails from Nashville.
Stapleton won New Artist of the Year at the 2015 CMAs and is nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year.