Chris Stapleton Turns Cringeworthy Words Into Sweet Country Music on New "Album" on 'Kimmel'
There are some words in the English language that are just plain icky ("icky" being one of them). But, is there any way for "moist," "juicy," "ladyfriend" or "foodie" to sound good? If anyone can make it happen, it would be Best Country Solo Performance Grammy winner Chris Stapleton. And Wednesday night (Feb. 17), the "Traveller" singer tried his hardest to make some of these words listenable.
Normally a serious kind of guy, Stapleton showed off his silly side on Jimmy Kimmel Live! by debuting cuts from his new album Cringeworthy, wherein he takes "the words you hate the most and turn them into songs you love the most."
With the tender strum of the guitar and his signature gravely, throaty voice Stapleton debuts a few new songs, including "Panties" (featuring the truly cringe-worthy lyric "Tell me, are you wearing panties?"), "Nom-Nom, Yummy, Nom-Nom" and "Vajayjay."
But, you haven't heard a Stapleton song, truly, until you've heard his emotional love ballad "Moist & Juicy." Or, well, maybe you should pass on that one...
Of course, Cringeworthy is not an upcoming Stapleton album but is instead a faux-infomercial. But he really did almost pull off making "foodie" sound like a normal word, right?
Stapleton is coming off of a massive year, which culminated in two Grammy wins on Monday night (Feb. 15) for Best Country Solo Performance ("Traveller") and Best Country Album (Traveller). Stapleton also had one of the Grammys' best performances as a part of a B.B. King tribute with Gary Clark Jr. and Bonnie Raitt.