Chris Stapleton; Photo Courtesy of CBS
Chris Stapleton; Photo Courtesy of CBS

Chris Stapleton Haunts 2022 GRAMMY Awards With Performance Of “Cold,” ‘Starting Over’ Named Best Country Album

After sweeping the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards, taking home wins in each of the three categories he was nominated in, Chris Stapleton took to music’s biggest stage for a performance of his song, “Cold.”

Launching his haunting performance with a spotlight illuminating from behind him, Stapleton performed his GRAMMY Award-winning track, which he co-wrote with Dave Cobb, J.T. Cure and Derek Mixon.

Surrounded by lasers, smoke and his full band, the Kentucky native put his raspy vocals on full display while strumming an electric guitar.

Stapleton earned a lengthy standing ovation as the MGM Grand Garden Arena audience rose to their feet to applaud the show-stopping performance.

The performance came after his latest project, Starting Over, was named Best Country Album.

“I’m a dad of five and today is my twin’s birthday, they’re four years old. So, I’m thinking a lot about sacrifices because I missed out on some of their birthday,” Stapleton said as he accepted the award.

“Everybody in this room has made some kind of a sacrifice to be up here doing this, and I don’t know what it is for everybody, but I know that it hurts sometimes,” he shared.

Stapleton then passed the microphone to his producer, Dave Cobb, to say a few words.

“I just want to thank God, my family, my parents, Thank y’all,” Cobb said.

During the GRAMMYs Premiere Ceremony, Stapleton took home two awards, including Best Country Solo Performance for “You Should Probably Leave” as well as Best Country Song for “Cold.”

Music’s Biggest Night” also featured performances from Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, Brothers Osborne, Silk Sonic, Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X with Jack Harlow, Jon Batiste, Billy Strings, Carrie Underwood, H.E.R., Brandi Carlile, Billy Strings, Aymée Nuviola, John Legend, J Balvin with Maria Becerra, Maverick City Music, BTS, Nas and more.

The coveted awards show also paid tribute to late Foo Fighters’ drummer, Taylor Hawkins, who passed away at age 50. Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Ben Platt and Rachel Zegler also honored the late Stephen Sondheim during the In Memoriam segment.

The 2022 GRAMMYs also included a star-studded list of presenters, including Kelsea Ballerini, Lenny Kravitz, Avril Lavigne, Jared Leto, Dua Lipa, Ludacris, Anthony Mackie, Megan Thee Stallion, Billy Porter, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Urban, Questlove and Michaela Jaé Rodriguez.

Hosted by Trevor Noah, the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards took place live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and aired on Sunday, April 3, exclusively on CBS Television Network at 8/7c.

The show was also available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.

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