John Mayer’s tour stopped through Nashville on Thursday evening (Aug. 8), for a marathon set that spanned his versatile catalog. His nearly three-hour show also included a special surprise guest: Chris Stapleton.
Midway through his set, Mayer told the sold-out audience at Bridgestone Arena that he had a friend in attendance who would be joining him on stage. He teased the collaboration before revealing his special guest.
"I texted this friend and I said, 'You wanna do one of your songs or one of my songs?' And he said, 'We could do either or we could just write a song and play it.' I said, 'Challenge accepted,'" Mayer said before inviting Stapleton to the stage as the arena erupted in screams.