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.”
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.