November 6, 2015

dang y’all.


who watched wednesday night’s CMA’s? and who else is STILL speechless over chris stapleton & justin timberlake’s performance?

all i got is… dang.

it was glorious. and epic. and beautiful. and spiritual.

it was GRITTY. it was THE BLUES. and COUNTRY. and oh my gosh, praise the SOUTHERN STARS, hallelujah…it was AMAZING.


those boys took us to church wednesday night. to the church of country music. and i, for one, i’m a believer.

and most of all, it was inspiring. it reminded all of us of why we love music so much. why we all began loving it in the first place. it’s because performances like that get INSIDE of you. they lift you up. they MOVE you. the INSPIRE you.

because the artists are moved. and the artists have PASSION. and because, like that night, they are better…TOGETHER.

as really, we ALL are. we are all better…TOGETHER. that’s always been one of the solid truths behind junk gypsy…that, as a family, we are better when we work together. the whole is greater than the sum of our parts (thanks aristotle for coining that little nugget o’ wisdom).

it’s really how the whole world is. or rather, how it should be. instead of working AGAINST each other, we work TOGETHER. we lift each other up.

just as JT and chris lifted up not only the entire audience in front of them, but somehow, the magic of their performance came through our televisions and lifted us up too. which is a rare and beautiful thing.

here it is in case you missed it…and if you didn’t, you really and truly can’t watch this too many times…it’s like soul-food…


and later…let’s talk about our girl, miranda lambert. nothin’ but CLASS right there y’all. nothin’ but class.

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  • Reply Brigitte November 6, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Thanks for sharing this, I had never heard of Chris ( I decided to not have a TV a few years ago so I am a bit behind.)
    What a talent!

  • Reply Arli November 7, 2015 at 4:04 am

    Daaaaaaaannnnnnnnggggggg pretty much sums it up.

  • Reply Kathie Truitt November 8, 2015 at 5:05 am

    Uh-oh. Don’t hate me, but I thought it was awful.

  • Reply Katy November 11, 2015 at 12:10 am

    I still have the chills! Hands down, best performance of the year.

  • Reply Andi Stone November 13, 2015 at 1:31 am


  • Reply janet hedrick November 14, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Dang right only thing better is chris’ s cd. Omg

  • Reply Julie Diaz December 9, 2015 at 3:46 am

    All I can say is so glad I recorded it, I get to watch/listen to this awesome performance anytime I want. And what’s really cool is Chris Stapleton’s wife is also a part of this incredible journey that he is just beginning! ?????

  • Reply lynda December 9, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    It was some of the most awesome singing that I’ve seen!

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  • Reply Kathie Truitt January 2, 2016 at 5:15 am

    Sneha – huh?

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