XPN MusicNotes: Watch Chris Stapleton’s heartfelt tribute to Aretha Franklin

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Chris Stapleton | photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin | via Orange County Register

“I would never presume to sing an Aretha Franklin song but in tribute to her tonight, I’ll give it my best shot. She is the greatest singer that ever lived” -Chris Stapleton

Calling her the “greatest singer who ever lived,” Chris Stapleton paid tribute to the late, great Aretha Franklin Saturday night at the Forum in Los Angeles, performing a cover of the Queen of Soul’s “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man.” 

Read more about Chris Stapleton’s performance here.

Aretha Franklin died last Thursday, August 16th at the age of 76 of pancreatic cancer. A public viewing and funeral will be held for her next week in her hometown of Detroit. Public viewings will take place Aug. 28 and 29 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, and a private funeral for family and close friends will be held next Friday, August 31st at the Greater Grace Temple.

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