Chris Stapleton Performs Hopeful New Single ‘Starting Over’ at 2020 CMA Awards

Chris Stapleton and Morgane Stapleton; Photo Courtesy of CMA
Chris Stapleton and Morgane Stapleton; Photo Courtesy of CMA
Chris Stapleton and Morgane Stapleton; Photo Courtesy of CMA

Chris Stapleton performed his latest single “Starting Over” at the 54th Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, November 11.

Joined by his wife Morgane Stapleton, The country superstar gave the live debut televised performance of the track.

Starting Over” is the title track to Stapleton’s upcoming album of the same name, which is set for release on Friday (Nov. 13). The song was co-written by Stapleton alongside his longtime collaborator Mike Henderson.

The country superstar received 2 nominations including Male Vocalist of the Year and Music Video Of The Year.

The 54th Annual CMA Awards also featured performances from Rascal Flatts, Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Luke Combs, Eric Church, Jon Pardi, Keith Urban, Jimmie Allen, Ingrid Andress, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Old Dominion and Kelsea Ballerini.

Additionally, the show included star-studded collaborations by Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, Reba McEntire featuring Darius Rucker, Gabby Barrett and Charlie Puth, Carly Pearce with Charles Kelley, Thomas Rhett together with McEntire, Chris Tomlin and Hillary Scott, as well as Darius Rucker featuring Lady A. The show opener featured an all-star performance from Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Jenee Fleenor and Ashley McBryde paying tribute to the late Charlie Daniels.

Hosted by Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker, “Country Music’s Biggest Night” aired on Wednesday, November 11 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET) on ABC.