Chris Stapleton And John Mayer Wrote A Song On Wednesday And Performed It Together On Thursday

Two of the biggest stars in all of music, Chris Stapelton and John Mayer, came together for an epic on-stage…


Lauren Jo Black

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August 9, 2019


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Chris Stapleton; Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Blackbird, John Mayer; Photo by Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Two of the biggest stars in all of music, Chris Stapelton and John Mayer, came together for an epic on-stage collaboration on Thursday night (Aug. 8) in Nashville.

The pair surprised fans during Mayer’s headlining show at Bridgestone Arena, singing a brand new song, they co-wrote the day before. Following their on-stage surprise, Mayer took to Instagram to share his excitement over the moment.

“I’ve done a lot of cool stuff before, but nothing quite like writing a song with the great @chrisstapleton on a Wednesday and playing it live on an arena stage on a Thursday,” he wrote. “It’s called ‘I Just Remembered That I Didn’t Care,’ and it’s available now somewhere on YouTube. (And if that wasn’t enough, he sat in on ‘Slow Dancing in a Burning Room.’) Thanks Chris for the idea to write a song to perform together, and for being such a creative powerhouse.”

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Mayer brought Stapleton on stage about mid-way through his nearly three-hour set on Thursday.

“I said, ‘You wanna do one of my songs or one of your songs?’ And he said, ‘We could do either or we could just write a song and play it.’ I said, ‘Challenge accepted,’” Mayer told fans before inviting Stapleton to join him on stage (quote via Billboard).

John Mayer visited Nashville as part of his 2019 World Tour, which runs through October 18.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.