WATCH: Chris Stapleton Steals The Show With Hilarious Serenade To John Stamos

This surprise encounter is nothing short of amazing!


Madeleine O’Connell

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April 18, 2024


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John Stamos, Chris Stapleton; Photo via YouTube

Chris Stapleton had a very unexpected first meeting with famed actor, John Stamos, during his recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Taking the stage in front of the live studio audience, the GRAMMY winner was tasked with singing a song that he’d never seen before as part of the show’s popular “Wing it & Wing It” segment. 

How Does The Challenge Work?

Before the challenge began, Kimmel explained that the theme was surrounding one of Stapleton’s favorite childhood shows, “Full House,” or more specifically, John Stamos, who played the role of Uncle Jesse on the ‘90s sitcom. The way it works is the host of the late-night talk show slowly revealed lyrics on a set of cards and Stapleton was responsible for turning the words into a song while simultaneously creating the melody with his acoustic guitar. 

Chris Stapleton; Photo via YouTube
Chris Stapleton; Photo via YouTube

“I’ve sung many songs about the folks in my life/ My family, my band, my friends and my wife/ But the one human being whom I love the most/ Is an American treasure named John/ John Stamos,” Stapleton delivered. 

At this point, the song started to get more and more whimsical, however, Stapleton was able to (mostly) keep his composure and continued performing the hilarious made-up track that celebrates his love for the actor. 

 He’s the reason I’m singin’ this ballad/ He’s the feta cheese in my Greek salad/ When the kids are all gone, and so is my spouse/ I crack a hard seltzer and watch Full House/ With a sweet impish grin, those dimples, that chin/ Those pretty green eyes, those shoulders, those thighs/ An incredible bod on my Greek golden God,” he continued.

Chris Stapleton; Photo via YouTube
Chris Stapleton; Photo via YouTube

John Stamos Shows His Support For The Country Star

Towards the end of the delivery, the crowd joined in, making for one big sing-along as they repeated “John Stamos” over and over again. Suddenly, Kimmel pointed to one side of the studio with a look of surprise and excitement on his face. Stapleton followed his gaze only to realize that Stamos himself was on stage and wearing Chris Stapleton t-shirt. 

Stapleton has a huge smile on his face as he hugged and shook hands with Stamos before finishing the final verse of the song. 

With the Full House standing right beside him, he sang, “Well, holy Sh*t, wow, now my dream has come true/ John Stamos, you’re awesome, and I do love you.”

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Stapleton Also Delivered A Second Performance Of His Song, “It Takes A Woman”

Later in the show when Stapleton joined the host for a sit-down discussion, he admitted he was “so impressed” that Kimmel was able to pull off such a surprise. 

While the audience seemed to thoroughly enjoy his impromptu delivery of the John Stamos anthem, the country singer got the chance to really show off his skills with a performance of “It Takes A Woman” off his latest Higher album. This marked the debut performance of this song in front of a live audience. 

Chris Stapleton’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live came in the midst of his highly-anticipated “All-American Road Show.” Produced by Live Nation, the headline trek features stops at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, Philadelphia’s Freedom Mortgage Pavilion and Arlington’s Globe Life Field as well as dates across the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. 

He has also been tapped to join George Strait for several stadium shows this year. 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.