WATCH: Chris Stapleton and George Strait Team Up for Electrifying Tom Petty Cover

by Tiffany Goldstein

6 m ago

Country music legend George Strait never fails to deliver a spectacular performance. The king of the country called in Chris Stapleton this weekend (July 30) to join his star-studded set at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

Stapleton and Strait delivered an electrifying cover of Tom Petty’s 1994 hit “You destroy me.” The two effortlessly strummed their acoustic guitars as Strait took the lead and kicked off the classic. Stapleton jumped into the chorus and sprinkled in his signature country rock flair before exploding into the second verse.

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“I get the feeling Well, if I don’t win, I’ll break even Save me, should I go wrong | If I dig too deep, if I stay too long,” sang the Kentucky native, putting out his raspy pipes. “Oh , yeah you break me baby.” You break me in half But you move me baby Yes you do,” the icon added.

Petty writtenYou destroy me” alongside his bandmate and lead guitarist Mike Campbell. The alt-rock tune served as the second single on Petty’s critically acclaimed record, “Wild flowers.” Although the track became a regular fixture, it did not chart on Billboard’s Hot 100. It did, however, peak at No. 2 on the Mainstream Rock chart upon release.

The high-energy chemistry between the two was clearly infectious as ticket holders whooped and hollered from their seats. The impromptu act marked Straits’ first time back at the Chiefs’ stadium since 2001.

The eventful evening also featured performances from Small big city and Parker McCollum. After the headline show, “Mark Yes or No” singer took to social media to reflect on her time in Kansas City.

“Nothing but good times in Kansas City with @ChrisStapleton, @littlebigtown and @ParkerMcCollum at @GEHAField on Saturday! Were you there?” Strait asked.

His devoted fans were quick to react, praising the hitmaker for an unforgettable show.

“Yes!!!! Great night!!!” fired back one follower. “YES! I was there and it was an AMAZING concert. You are a CLASS ACT George Strait,” added another.

Stapleton shared a series of snapshots from the performance and said it was an “honor” to play with the country sensation.

“Always an honor to play with @georgestrait,” Stapleton wrote on Instagram.

Strait has a handful of shows in the pipeline for 2022, as he is expected to perform a two-night run in Forth Worth, Texas, with Tenille Townes In November.

The country crooner previously added two more dates to his “Strait to Vegas series.” On December 2nd and 3rd rapidly rising star Caitlyn Smith will open for Strait at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. Tickets can be purchased, here.

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