After his show-stopping performance at last week’s CMA Awards, you may soon be hearing Justin Timberlake on country radio. This week, RCA Nashville released a new version of the song he performed with his friend Chris Stapleton, “Drink You Away.” While the original track from Justin’s 2013 album The 20/20 Experience runs five-and-a-half minutes, the new country edit clocks in at around four.
The powerhouse duet, combined with three wins for New Artist, Male Vocalist and Album of the Year, has turned into major sales for Stapleton. His debut solo recording Traveller now sits at the top of both Billboard’s all-genre album chart and the country ranking. It features his contribution to the collaboration, “Tennessee Whiskey,” as well as his new single “Nobody to Blame.”
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