‘Saturday Night Live’ music: Chris Stapleton performs ‘Parachute,’ ‘Nobody to Blame’

SNL -We come into this “Saturday Night Live” music article with a confession: We have never heard a Chris Stapleton song. He’s got a little bit of country and a little bit of rock to his voice, and we like that as a further sign of how the show is continuing to diversify their portfolio this season. We’ve had everything from pop to hip-hop to folk and soul on the show this season, and we do still have a long way to go until we get to the end in May.

The song that Stapleton performed on the show is entitled “Parachute,” and it is coming at a very great time for the artist. Despite being very new to the mainstream music scene, his album “Traveller” was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2016 Grammy Awards. We understand why: He’s got an excellent lyrical sensibility, and there are so many different genres in which we could see him fitting in and finding fans. You could hear the emotion, and it is really not that often that you get that from a song that is this mid-tempo.

Check back later, as we’ll have some more analysis from the second Stapleton performance of the night!

Update: We’re here now with more on “Nobody to Blame,” the second song of the night and one that certainly carried with it a fun bluesy vibe. There were a lot of cool moments throughout here, from the use of the harmonica to the driving lyrics and the familiar refrain. It’s the sort of great song that you could listen to complete devolve into a full-on jam session. Nice stuff.

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