Watch Chris Stapleton Rock ‘Saturday Night Live’ with Sturgill Simpson

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Country music superstar Chris Stapleton teamed up with fellow Kentucky native Sturgill Simpson for his stint as Saturday Night Live's musical guest. Check it out!

The night before taking home an impressive three Grammy Awards, country music singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton was a musical guest on Saturday Night Live with host actor Will Ferrell. For his appearance, the Kentucky native brought fellow Grammy-winner Sturgill Simpson along to perform “Midnight Train to Memphis” and “Hard Livin’.” Both tracks are featured on Stapleton’s most recent album From A Room: Volume 2.

Tonight we’ve got some extra Kentucky in NYC. #SNL 📷@maryellenmatthewsnyc

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“Midnight Train To Memphis”

“Midnight Train To Memphis” Lyrics

Well, judge looked down gave me forty days
Instead of the fine that I could not pay
Said walk right you’ll soon be home
Cross the line and you’re on your own
Forty days of shotguns and barbed wire fences
Forty nights to sit an listen, to the midnight train to Memphis
Well now, whistle blows when the sun comes up
Head to floor keep your big mouth shut
Eat your breakfast on the ground
Work like hell ’til the sun goes down
Forty days of shotguns and barbed wire fences
Forty nights to sit an listen, to the midnight train to Memphis
Well now, 10 for the jury 10 for the judge
20 more to forget my grudge
When I get to 39
That’s the longest day in a prisoner’s mind
Forty days of shotguns and barbed wire fences
Forty nights to sit an listen, to the midnight train to Memphis
Midnight train to Memphis
Midnight train to Memphis
Oh the midnight train to Memphis

“Hard Livin'”

“Hard Livin'” Lyrics

I used to love to look for a fight
I get drunk and shoot out the lights
I was known to get out of hand
Off and ridin’ Honky Tonk man
Never thought it would happen to me
But this hard livin’
Ain’t as easy as it used to be
I looked a lot, but I never found
A woman that could settle me down
I was known to have a good time
No I could never walk the line
Never thought it would happen to me
But this hard livin’
Ain’t as easy as it used to be
Never thought it would happen to me
But this hard livin’
Ain’t as easy as it used to be
Woo!

Ummm, Stapleton and Simpson need to put out a collaborative album ASAP and include plenty of guitar. Kudos to Morgane for totally bringing it while pregnant with twins! Share these awesome performances with other country music fans!

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