Chris Stapleton Delivers Show-Stopping Performance Of ‘Cold’ After Sweeping the GRAMMY Awards

After sweeping the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards, taking home wins in each of the three categories he was nominated in,…


Lauren Jo Black

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April 3, 2022


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Chris Stapleton; Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS

After sweeping the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards, taking home wins in each of the three categories he was nominated in, Chris Stapleton took to music’s biggest stage for a performance of his song, “Cold.” 

Launching his haunting performance with a spotlight illuminating from behind him, Stapleton performed his GRAMMY Award-winning track, which he co-wrote with Dave Cobb, J.T. Cure and Derek Mixon.

Surrounded by lasers, smoke and his full band, the Kentucky native put his raspy vocals on full display while strumming an electric guitar. 

Morgane and Chris Stapleton; Photo: Francis Specker/CBS
Morgane and Chris Stapleton; Photo: Francis Specker/CBS

Stapleton earned a lengthy standing ovation as the MGM Grand Garden Arena audience rose to their feet to applaud the show-stopping performance. 

The performance came after his latest project, Starting Over, was named Best Country Album. 

“I’m a dad of five and today is my twin’s birthday, they’re four years old. So, I’m thinking a lot about sacrifices because I missed out on some of their birthday,” Stapleton said as he accepted the award.

Chris Stapleton, Dave Cobb; Photo via YouTube
Chris Stapleton, Dave Cobb; Photo via YouTube

“Everybody in this room has made some kind of a sacrifice to be up here doing this, and I don’t know what it is for everybody, but I know that it hurts sometimes,” he shared. 

Stapleton then passed the microphone to his producer, Dave Cobb, to say a few words.

“I just want to thank God, my family, my parents, Thank y’all,” Cobb said. 

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During the GRAMMYs Premiere Ceremony, Stapleton took home two awards, including Best Country Solo Performance for “You Should Probably Leave” as well as Best Country Song for “Cold.”

Music’s Biggest Night” also featured performances from Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, Brothers Osborne, Silk Sonic, Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X with Jack Harlow, Jon Batiste, Billy Strings, Carrie Underwood, H.E.R., Brandi Carlile, Billy Strings, Aymée Nuviola, John Legend, J Balvin with Maria Becerra, Maverick City Music, BTS, Nas and more.

The coveted awards show also paid tribute to late Foo Fighters’ drummer, Taylor Hawkins, who passed away at age 50. Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Ben Platt and Rachel Zegler also honored the late Stephen Sondheim during the In Memoriam segment.

Chris Stapleton; Photo Courtesy GRAMMYs
Chris Stapleton; Photo Courtesy GRAMMYs

The 2022 GRAMMYs also included a star-studded list of presenters, including Kelsea Ballerini, Lenny Kravitz, Avril Lavigne, Jared Leto, Dua Lipa, Ludacris, Anthony Mackie, Megan Thee Stallion, Billy Porter, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Urban, Questlove and Michaela Jaé Rodriguez.

Hosted by Trevor Noah, the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards took place live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and aired on Sunday, April 3, exclusively on CBS Television Network at 8/7c. 

The show was also available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.

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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.