George Strait and Chris Stapleton have been hanging out a lot lately - as they are currently touring together, and have just extended the tour to go through 2024. It's not surprising to see them together under ordinary circumstances - but one place they were seen recently has raised some eyebrows and some hopes.
Nashville studio veteran Brent Mason shared photos from the Castle Studio in Franklin, Tennessee last week, saying he's a part of a new Strait album that's currently being recorded. The guitarist indicates that the group reportedly recorded in late August and early September. Pictures find Stapleton behind the sound board and behind Strait in a group shot.
So people are wondering: are Chris and George working together on one or more tracks? Or was Stapleton just hanging out? George is usually shy about collabing with people; since 2011 he's done just one feature - a Willie Nelson song, "Sing One With Willie," that appeared on his most recent album in 2019.