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Why Sturgill Simpson's surprise 'SNL' cameo with Chris Stapleton was a big deal

Why Sturgill Simpson's surprise 'SNL' cameo with Chris Stapleton was a big deal

Shortly after 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, just before his appearance as the musical guest on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," country star Chris Stapleton posted a video to his social media accounts that sparked a bit of a frenzy.

"Tonight we've got some extra Kentucky in NYC," the caption read, as the clip showed Stapleton in front of the camera. Suddenly, a mischievous-looking Sturgill Simpson - fellow country singer and Kentucky native - appeared behind him to grab his cowboy hat. That was enough to get fans riled up on social media, as the next four hours became a guessing game of what was about to happen.

When Stapleton's first performance started, he stood...

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