Minutes after picking up the award for New Artist of the Year at the CMA Awards, Chris Stapleton joined Justin Timberlake on stage for a performance that should have closed the show.

The two sang George Jones' 'Tennessee Whiskey' and Timberlake's 'Drink You Away,' blowing everyone away.

The performance was so impressive, the audience was on their feet and Keith Urban was even recording on his cell phone.

If Timberlake ever gets tired of making movies or wants to move from the pop world into the country, he's proved he's got a place.

MORE: Stranger Brings Marine Home For Holidays

Follow Polly on Facebook