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Chris Stapleton Premieres "I Was Wrong" Live from 'Austin City Limits'

Chris Stapleton performs on 'Austin City Limits.'

Chris Stapleton performs on 'Austin City Limits.' (Image credit: Scott Newton)

This Saturday, February 17, Austin City Limits will close out Season 43 with a scorcher: appearances by country superstar Chris Stapleton and red-dirt country-rockers Turnpike Troubadours, one of the most revered acts in roots music. Below, you can enjoy an exclusive performance of the bluesy "I Was Wrong" from Stapleton's ACL set—plus a bonus performance of "The Housefire" by Turnpike Troubadours. If you like what you see, be sure to tune in 8 p.m. CT/9 p.m. ET Saturday on PBS.

After years of writing hits for some of Nashville's biggest acts, singer-songwriter-guitarist Stapleton took the country world by storm in 2015 with his double Grammy-winning debut, Traveller. Road-tested country rockers Turnpike Troubadours topped the red-dirt touring circuit this past decade, earning legions of fans the old-fashioned way, through word-of-mouth for their rousing live shows anchored by frontman Evan Felker's singular songwriting.

FYI, Stapleton's winding, tasteful guitar solo—played on an attractive Fender Jazzmaster—kicks off at 1:41 (in the top video) and reappears around 3:29. Enjoy!

For more about Stapleton, visit For more about Turnpike Troubadours, visit To follow along with Austin City Limits, visit

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.