Chris Stapleton Delivers Absolutely Stunning Rendition Of Willie Nelson’s Iconic Hit “Always On My Mind” At Willie’s 90th Birthday Concert

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Chris took the stage Saturday evening at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles to honor his friend and musical hero with an absolutely stunning performance of “Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning,” and my personal favorite, “Always On My Mind,” and I really don’t even feel like I have the right words to describe how amazing it is.

Of course, “Always On My Mind” is one of the red headed stranger’s signature songs, and was written by Wayne Carson, Johnny Christopher and Mark James. It was actually originally recorded by Gwen McCrae as “You Were Always on My Mind” in 1972.

It became the title track to Willie’s 1982 album, and a monster #1 single on the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Songs chart that year.