It's truly been an unforgettable year for Chris Stapleton. Beginning with his performance and wins at the 2015 CMA Awards and continuing through shows at the Ryman Auditorium and on Saturday Night Live, Stapleton has given traditional country music fans reason to believe.

It helps that fans of a more progressive country sound think he's pretty swell, too. An appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, his best music video and several onstage moments also make this list. You may be surprised to find that Stapleton's collaboration with Justin Timberlake isn't his only unforgettable pairing. The duo we lovingly call Miranderson also check in among 6 Unforgettable Chris Stapleton Moments.

Stapleton's CMA win locked it in. He took home multiple trophies in 2015, setting up big wins at the Grammy Awards and the ACM Awards in 2016. Fans are forever anticipating new music from the vocalist country music's top stars agree is the genre's best. His years as an underground singer for a bluegrass band or a credit on another star's hit song may be behind him. The Kentucky native is a legit headline, and a difference-maker in an increasingly progressive country world.

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