Chris Stapleton and wife Morgane delivered a subdued performance of his new single “A Simple Song” on the 2019 ACM Awards.
Always one for poignancy, Stapleton kept his presentation simple, supported by nothing more than Morgane’s pure vocals and a gentle backup band of drums and stand up bass. Stapleton’s voice was stirring as always, capturing the poetic nature of the lyrics that convey an appreciation for the simple aspects of life, even in spite of common struggles.
“I love my life, man it’s something to see, it’s the kids and the dogs and you and me, it’s the way it’s all right, everything goes wrong, it’s a sound of a slow, simple song,” Stapleton sang purely, while Morgane sounded equally as beautiful.
“A Simple Song” is the sixth track on Stapleton’s critically acclaimed 2017 album From A Room: Volume 2. The song holds significance for many reasons, one of which being that Stapleton co-wrote the song with his father-in-law Darrell Hayes, who attended the ACM Awards to watch the performance. “One day we were just talking about life and different things we’ve done and all the stuff in that song, it’s all true stuff for one of us so it’s an interesting song that way,” Stapleton tells the Tennessean about “A Simple Song.”
From A Room: Volume 2 is nominated for Album of the Year at the ACMs.