Grammys 2023: Stevie Wonder calls on Chris Stapleton for 'Higher Ground' duet
The Grammy Awards took viewers to the crossroads of Hitsville U.S.A. and Music City with a one-of-a-kind collaboration between Motown legend Stevie Wonder and country powerhouse Chris Stapleton.
The two sang "Higher Ground" together with Wonder behind the keyboard and Stapleton on guitar. The singers swapped verses and shared the time-tested chorus during a fiery performance that sent a crowd of peers and admirers howling from the first note onward.
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The performance came as part of a Motown medley that included "The Way You Do The Things You Do," and "The Tears of a Clown" alongside sharp-dressed icon Smokey Robinson.
Together, Wonder and Stapleton have 32 Grammy Award wins — 25 for the former and eight for the latter; Wonder returns to the Grammy stage during a busy weekend that also included surprising Robinson and Motown architect Berry Gordy at the MusicCares Persons of the Year gala Friday evening.
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