The two-time CMA Male Vocalist of the Year, Chris Stapleton, and his wife, Morgane, visited the Big Apple yesterday (Nov. 10) to perform “You Are My Sunshine” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Morgane, a singer/songwriter in her own right, sings lead on the tune that was recorded for Dave Cobb’s Southern Family compilation album. The song has a deep meaning for the couple, as the title is inscribed on the inside of Chris’s wedding ring.
“You are my sunshine / My only sunshine / You make me happy when skies are gray / You never know dear how much I love you / Please don’t take my sunshine away,” belts out Morgane during the song’s chorus.
“You Are My Sunshine” also earned Morgane and Chris a 2016 CMA Award nomination for Vocal Collaboration of the Year, but it was bested by Dierks Bentley and Elle King’s “Different for Girls.”
Watch as the the couple turns a normally uptempo song into a sultry, bluesy, emotional melody.