Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake have proven to be compatible musical companions, pairing on both “Tennessee Whiskey” and on “Say Something,” their duet on Timberlake’s current album, Man of the Woods. And there could be more coming.
“We were talking about something earlier today,” Stapleton said backstage Saturday night (June 9) at Nissan Coliseum before he took the stage during CMA Fest in Nashville, declining to reveal further details. “We just have fun. It looks like the odd couple to most people, but we have a lot of the same musical influences -- old R&B and soul music and things like that. We just enjoy hanging out.”
As far as possibly recording a whole album together, Stapleton said the two don’t talk about such specifics, but “there will probably always be music being made, whether it’s writing or talking about music or playing music for each other… We’re both at a phase in our life where we want to have fun playing music. That’s why it makes sense."