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Bill Murray rocks out to Kentucky native Chris Stapleton

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Rare is the moment when my Nashville and Kentucky worlds intersect, but this video going around Music City has a Bluegrass connection. This morning, country/folk/rock musician and Kentucky native Chris Stapleton posted this video of Bill Murray rocking out and singing along to his song “Fire Away” at his June 12 concert in South Carolina:


Posted by Chris Stapleton on Monday, July 27, 2015

The always cool Murray is a cult hero these days, especially among the hipster sect (I’ve seen at least three cars with Bill Murray bumper stickers in my neighborhood lately), so seeing him geek out over music is kind of awesome. Especially when that music is made by a Kentuckian. (Chris was born in Lexington, but raised in Paintsville.)

Here’s the performance that got Murray rolling:

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3 Comments for Bill Murray rocks out to Kentucky native Chris Stapleton

  1. jason
    9:56 pm July 27, 2015 Permalink

    Chris Stapleton is the best thing going. I’ve followed him for years since his days with the Steel Drivers, the Jompson Brothers, and now his solo stuff. I don’t blame Bill for being amazed. He is THAT GOOD.

  2. RodoPoro
    8:01 am July 28, 2015 Permalink

    Nashville is a terrible place. That is all.

  3. Wes Kaintuck
    11:15 am July 28, 2015 Permalink

    Billy Murray meets a fan from Paducah Kentucky at a Charleston minor league baseball game and teaches him the Paducah song: