02/13/2017

Amazing Chris Stapleton Cover Goes Viral

A Texas dad named Kris Jones has become quite the YouTube sensation thanks to his amazing cover of Chris Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey”—and we can’t stop listening!

The video first gained traction on social media after Jones’ daughter, Dayla, posted it to YouTube. The two were driving around when she recorded her dad singing his very own “Carpool Karaoke” version of the track. And if that wasn’t cute enough, perhaps the best part about the video is how Dayla looks at her dad with admiration throughout the cover (and even joins in a bit as well!).

Since then, the video has gone viral and has been viewed more than 25 million times between YouTube and Facebook. It even caught the attention of talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, who invited Jones and his daughter to appear on her show to talk about the viral sensation and to perform his cover for the first time on television.

Many viewers have left comments saying that he should audition for The Voice, with some going as far as to ask for contact info to pass onto talent scouts. The funny thing is that Jones actually has auditioned for The Voice, but he was turned away. It looks like they might have made a mistake.

Even Chris Stapleton himself benefitted from the popularity of Jones’ cover. Stapleton’s album, Traveller – which features the single “Tennessee Whiskey” – made its way back into the top ten on the Billboard 200 chart after the video went viral. 

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