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SNL: Chris Stapleton Nobody to Blame, Parachute performances bring bluesy edge



While Adam Driver was lighting up SNL with his lightsaber, country and bluegrass musician Chris Stapleton whipped out “Nobody to Blame” and “Parachute” for his first stint on the late-night comedy show. 

Stapleton’s wife, Morgane, Willie Nelson’s harmonica player Mickey Raphael, and producer Dave Cobb filled out the band on stage. Together they brought a bluesy vibe to “Nobody to Blame.” 

“We were just trying to write a good, self-loathing country song,” he told EW of the song in a previous interview. “I remember that was one of the happiest days because we were having so much fun, yet that song is extremely dark and probably tragic. But we were having fun, we had a load of fun. It’s kind of a strange anomaly that depression is so fun.”

Watch his performances in the videos below. 




Prior to the performances, the SNL Twitter feed shared a “soundcheck selfie.” 


After winning big at the CMA Awards, Stapleton has four Grammy noms under his belt. “To get to be in this mix is kind of crazy!,” he said.