Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake Steal CMA Spotlight

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Justin Timberlake didn't bring sexy back at the 2015 Country Music Awards.

Instead, the pop singer went a little bit country for the occasion, teaming up with Chris Stapleton at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena to duet on “Tennessee Whiskey” and “Drink You Away.”

And Mr. Jessica Biel proved to be quite the good luck charm for the up-and-coming country singer, as Stapleton went on to win New Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist and Album of the Year.

Timberlake and Stapleton have known each other for years, with news of their unexpected performance breaking on Monday.

The former boy band member Tweeted a photo from rehearsals at the time, writing “honored to share the stage with this BADASS. Wed night. Memphis x Nashville," to which Stapleton replied:

"The feeling couldn’t be more mutual #nashvilletnkids."

And just how impressive were these musical superstars?

They actually earned a shout-out in Miranda Lambert's acceptance speech for Best Female Vocalist.

"I'm just gonna keep it short, but Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton, thank you very much. I'm gonna go home and practice," the country music sensation said of her fellow artists.

Stapleton released hid debut solo album in May. Prior to going out on his own, he wrote singles for such singers as Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan and Adele.

That's quite the resume. And this was quite the duet.

Watch Timberlake and Stapleton team up on "Tennessee Whiskey" and prepare to be blown away.

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