Chris Stapleton was the musical guest on the most recent episode of Saturday Night Livewhich hosted by Will Ferrell. Stapleton, who uniquely maintains the bluegrass nature of traditional country music without treading into Keith Urban territory, brought a refreshing presence to the SNL stage. The singer-songwriter performed From A Room: Volume 2's "Midnight Train to Memphis" and "Hard Livin'." Fellow country star Sturgill Simpson made a surprise appearance and played the songs with him.

 

This isn't Stapleton's first SNL experience. Back in 2016, he appeared on the show alongside Star Wars star Adam Driver to perform his hit song at the time "Nobody to Blame."

Stapleton first started gaining publicity after the release of his first album Traveller, which earned him two Grammys and subsequently catapulted his career. Now, on the heels of From a Room: Volume 2, released Dec. 1, Chris is promoting a North American tour that's set to kick off in March. In addition to his new album, Stapleton is set to perform alongside music legend Emmylou Harris at the 2018 Grammys.  

Stapleton is also notably featured on Justin Timberlake's "Say Something," which dropped on Jan. 25. The two fuse their musical differences to create an electronic yet acoustic pop single. You can watch the music video above.