Chris Stapleton Appearing on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Singing COVID-19 Themed Christmas Songs

by Hunter Miller

Chris Stapleton is making a special appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Thursday night. The “Tennessee Whiskey” singer is debuting a fake Christmas album on the show putting a COVID-19 twist on a number of classic Holiday tunes.

In the sketch, Stapleton croons “Oh, CDC” as a play on “Christmas Tree.” Other hilarious parody songs include “Disinfect the Halls,” “Oh, Clorox Wipes,” “Coughing Around the Christmas Tree,” and “Grandma Got Corona from a Reindeer.”

Check out the hilarious clip below:

Chris Stapleton Performs on CMA Awards 2020

On Wednesday night, Stapleton performed an incredible rendition of his single “Starting Over” with his wife Morgane Stapleton. The couple harmonized on a stripped-down version of the song with only an acoustic guitar and their vocals.

After the performance, the 10-time CMA Award winner took to Instagram to give his wife a shout-out. He shared a photo of them on stage while adding the caption, “Wherever you are is where I want to be. #CMAawards.”

On His Upcoming Album

Earlier this week, Stapleton spoke out about the approach to his upcoming album due Friday. He explained that his new songs came in a “different” manner than how he’s approached making music in years past as the band recorded in Muscle Shoals, AL.

“It was a different process for us,” Stapleton told The Tennessean. “The room’s very much a part of the band, to me, when you’re makin’ records.”

He continued by adding: “All these weird things were going down. The power shut down in all of Muscle Shoals while we were trying to record. There were all these weird stops. I’m a big ‘listen to the signs of the universe’ guy. We were in this what felt uncomfortable, to me, zone of tryin’ to make a record.”

Given these “weird stops,” Stapleton decided to go a different route this year.

“I shut it down,” Stapleton said. “I said let’s tour another year and we’ll evaluate this (next winter). We’ll get back in RCA and we’ll see what we got. And that’s what we did.”