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

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.