Fall In Deep Like With Justin Timberlake & Chris Stapleton’s Performance At The CMAs

Last night, country star Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake took the stage for a tight, cute and actual chill-inducing duet of Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey” and Timberlake’s “Drink You Away.” The transition is seamless. Justin no longer looks like a parody of himself, but like an actual person who plays the guitar with the studied casualness of that guy from freshmen year who was always noodling in the common room, and it somehow made you want to lick his face instead of punch it.

Chris Stapleton is a delight, all gravel and smoke in the voice. He looks as if he smells like woodchips and also peat and maybe something leathery? I don’t know! Justin doesn’t look too shabby himself, but what’s wonderful is that every single person in the audience appears to be really, truly enjoying themselves and the musical wonderment before them.

Delete your entire secret ‘First Dance At My Maybe Wedding?!?!’ Spotify playlist and just add “Tennessee Whiskey” – you’ll be better off for it, trust me.