Grammys: Chris Stapleton Pays Tribute to B.B. King With "The Thrill Is Gone" Performance
He was joined onstage by guitarists Gary Clark Jr. and Bonnie Raitt at the 58th annual Grammy Awards on Monday evening, held live at L.A.'s Staples Center.
Chris Stapleton paid tribute to late blues legend B.B. King at the 58th annual Grammy Awards on Monday evening.
The country star was joined by guitarists Gary Clark Jr. and Bonnie Raitt to perform King's "The Thrill Is Gone" in honor of the legendary musician, who died May 14, 2015, at the age of 89.
Stapleton played guitar and led the vocals of the performance with Clark Jr. and Raitt, who both also played guitar, to his left. Footage of King played on the screen behind the trio of musicians, who together sang lyrics to the iconic blues tune.
Country superstar Stapleton took home best country album (Traveller) and best country solo performance honors ("Traveller") and was in contention for two other awards: album of the year (Traveller) and best country song ("Traveller").
LL Cool J hosted the 58th annual Grammy Awards, broadcast live on CBS from Staples Center in Los Angeles.