Chris Stapleton Featured on Taylor Swift’s New Song ‘I Bet You Think About Me’

by Jonathan Howard
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This November is officially Chris Stapleton month. After a wild CMA Awards where he won four categories, the singer is now on the newest Taylor Swift song. A country tune from Swift? We’ll take it, add in Stapleton and we’re running to the computer to listen to it.

Two very distinct and recognizable voices together on the same track, that’s what we have here with I Bet You Think About Me. Yes, this is another breakup-related song, but it is different and…well, it’s new T-Swift, get over it and enjoy! Check out the lyric video uploaded to YouTube below.

Mainly coming in on the chorus, Chris Stapleton adds such a nice balance to the song. His voice can fit in with just about any style. The harmonica in the background carries throughout the song and gives the music depth behind the vocals.

Like a lot of Swift songs, we have these very quiet parts, highlighted by a plinking piano where her voice is just a musical whisper. However, we also get these bright moments of defiance. It is a great song. She also gets a bit NSFW dropping a four-letter word I’m not sure I’ve heard her say before. A song to a snooty ex who thinks they are better than you and where you came from? That’s something more than a few fans might be able to relate to.

The CMA Male Vocalist of the Year is having himself quite a month. He just had perhaps the best night at the County Music Association Awards. Not only did he pull in Single, Song, Album, and Vocalist of the Year, but his performances were out of the park. His performance with Jennifer Hudson and his solo performance was just perfect.

Chris Stapleton Delivers at the 2021 CMA Awards

Seriously, if you didn’t watch the CMA Awards, you missed out. Over 6 million people tuned in and saw what was a great night celebrating country music. On the night, Chris Stapleton was nominated in 5 categories and he would go on to have quite the night. His four wins were the most of any other artist nominated that night.

He took home Male Vocalist of the Year for the FIFTH time in his career. Stapleton has one of the most unique and truly wonderful voices in the world. Very few can match him in that regard. He went out and proved that when he performed a spine-chilling version of his song Cold. It was just a display of why he was winning that Vocalist award for the fifth time ever. Just a special talent.

So, now Chris Stapleton is being featured in new Taylor Swift music and the momentum continues. What is next for the Bluegrass-born singer-songwriter?