Chris Stapleton joined guest host Chris Pratt for "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Monday night, and it didn't turn out like the usual talk show interview. Instead, the country music star and the "Jurassic World" actor ended up performing "(I've Had) The Time of My Life," the hit song from the 1980's movie "Dirty Dancing." You can watch their duet by playing the video above.
Stapleton was on "Kimmel" to promote his recently released new album, From A Room: Volume 2, which hit playlists on Dec. 1.He probably didn't expect that he'd wind up singing a Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes duet to do it, but it does sound pretty good. Stapleton even tries to get Pratt to recreate the movie's signature moment where star Patrick Swayze lifts Jennifer Grey, but it doesn't go well.
Still, that might be Stapleton's biggest problem at the moment. From A Room: Volume 2 is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed second album, From A Room: Volume 1, which was released in May. The second part has done just as well, with an average score of 86 out of a possible 100 on the review aggregator site Metacritic. There are nine new songs on the record, only two of which Stapleton didn't co-write. And based on Monday's TV appearance, the Grammy Award winner and two-time CMA Award Album of the Year winner has no problem having too much fun on TV.
Since starting his solo career just two years ago, Stapleton has earned two Grammys, seven CMA Awards, five Academy of Country Music Awards, and two Billboard Music Awards. That's an impressive haul for an artist, and it's equally impressive that he's turned around three albums in two years. Now music fans know he also has a knack for 1980's pop hits. Too bad he doesn't have any upcoming live performances scheduled, or he could take Pratt on tour.
You can watch Stapleton's interview from Monday's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" here. And by the way, he and Pratt aren't the first duo to perform the song from "Dirty Dancing" on a late-night talk show. James Corden and Idina Menzel also covered the song two years ago. But while Corden and Menzel had better dance moves, Stapleton and Pratt had way more fun.
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