Chris Stapleton Sings With Sturgill Simpson on 'Saturday Night Live'

Chris Stapleton had a surprise for fans during his Saturday Night Live performance.

The country music artist brought his friend and fellow musician Sturgill Simpson out to perform.

Fans of the singers freaked out on social media, excited about the collaboration.

Stapleton teased Simpson's surprise appearance on his Instagram earlier on Saturday.

"Tonight we've got some extra Kentucky in NYC. #SNL" Stapleton wrote, not entirely confirming the collaboration would take place.

Tonight we’ve got some extra Kentucky in NYC. #SNL 📷@maryellenmatthewsnyc

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Stapleton released two volumes of his From a Room album in 2017. Volume One was released in May and Volume Two in December. Stapleton also collaborated with singer Justin Timberlake on the latest promotional single for his Man of the Woods album, Say Something.

The singer-songwriter was honored in 2017 for being the most played artist in any genre to be played in jukeboxes, according to TouchTunes jukeboxes.


Will Ferrell served as musical guest for the Jan. 27 episode of Saturday Night Live. The show airs Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC.