Adele makes country music debut with Chris Stapleton-assisted 'Easy on Me'

Karu F. Daniels, New York Daily News on

Published in Entertainment News

Adele is taking the country music business by storm.

Much like her Columbia Records labelmate Lil Nas X did in 2019 with “Old Town Road,” the British vocal powerhouse has made it to the country music charts with a superstar collaboration.

“Easy On Me” (featuring Chris Stapleton) has debuted at No. 25 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart dated Nov. 27.

The power piano ballad, which sat atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart for four consecutive weeks, makes – according to the outlet – “unprecedented airplay chart history” with 5.4 million audience impressions.

Released Nov. 19, the collaborative version can only be heard on Country music radio outlets and via the deluxe version of Adele’s new album, “25,” which is only available at Target. To date, no streaming distribution platforms has access to the song.

Other bonus tracks exclusively available via the deluxe disc include, “Wild Wild West,” and “Can’t Be Together.”


The Academy and Grammy Award winner pegged Stapleton as a “dream duet partner” during an appearance for Vogue’s popular “73 Questions.”

But the country musician isn’t the only artist who has taken to the booth to record a hit Adele song.

Months after it went No. 1, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winner John Legend uploaded a rousing a capella rendition of Adele’s chart-topping thumper “Rolling in the Deep” in 2011.

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin also recorded the song for her daringly ambitious 2014 “Divas Classics” opus.


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