In 2015, Chris Stapleton‘s career skyrocketed after winning nearly every major award at the CMA Awards and delivering a jaw-dropping performance of the George Jones classic, “Tennessee Whiskey.” Within two days, Stapleton’s cover had soared to the top of the Billboard country charts. In a mere five months the tune was certified platinum.
Ever since Chris Stapleton introduced a new generation to the classic, many have covered the tune. But none have done it quite as well as Kris Jones, an unsuspecting dad who was caught on tape by his 15-year old daughter.
Jones’ wife posted the video to Facebook. With Jones in behind the wheel and his daughter in the passenger seat the camera begins to roll. When he begins to sing it is all but impossible to stop listening to his smooth, soulful voice as he hits every note with seemingly very little effort. The only thing better than his voice is his daughter’s obvious delight with hearing her dad sing.
Nearly 7 million people have viewed the video on YouTube of Kris Jones singing “Tennessee Whiskey,” resulting in an instant following. His wife, Destinie Jones, has posted several more videos since he became internet famous and each one of them are every bit as impressive as his first cover. If you have a few minutes, watch Kris Jones sing “Tennessee Whiskey” in the video below. Then check out his new fan page to see more by clicking here and see the rest of his videos.