It was a good night for Memphis.
The Grizzlies took down the Sacramento Kings handily 103-89, but it was partial owner Justin Timberlake who really took over the spotlight Wednesday.
Timberlake, a Tennessee native, was on hand for the annual “Country Music Awards” show and put on arguably the best performance of the night. The former “*NSYNC” lead singer turned multi-platinum solo artist took over the show thanks to his duet with Male Vocalist of the Year winner Chris Stapleton, which featured a remake of George Jones’ “Tennessee Whiskey” and Timberlake’s “Drink You Away.”
“Some people might want to burn me at the stake for it, or burn him at the stake for it,” Stapleton told Rolling Stone. “Who knows? But we’re going to have a good time.”
And a good time they did.
“Tennessee Whiskey” was featured on Stapleton’s “Traveller,” which won Album of the Year during the awards show. The 37-year-old also took home the Best New Artist award.
Thumbnail photo via Facebook/Justin Timberlake