Adele Names Chris Stapleton As Her Dream Collaboration

By Ariel King

October 23, 2021

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Fans are hoping Chris Stapleton can make a quick recovery after having to postpone several of his shows due to a vocal injury, as Adele has named him as one of her dream collaborations. Adele joined Vogue for their "73 Questions" series, pushing past the set number and answering 95 questions for the magazine in total.

When prompted to say who her dream duet was, Adele simply said, "Chris Stapleton, whoa." The interview also saw Adele reveal that if she weren't a recording artist, she would likely be an English teacher who would perform in small pubs around town, and joked that no one would go see her perform.

Unfortunately, a collaboration between Stapleton and Adele won't be able to happen just yet, as the country singer is currently recovering from a vocal injury. Stapleton needed to reschedule his shows in Nashville for next December, while his show in Cincinnati is searching for a new date sometime in 2022.

"I want to thank you all for your well wishes and kind words you have shared over the last few days," Stapleton said in his statement announcing the shows had been postponed. "I had hoped to have some good news to share with you after all this quiet time, but unfortunately the progress I've made is not enough. On doctor's orders, I will need to continue my vocal rest through the weekend in order to fully heal. I am sorry that so many of you have been inconvenienced and I'm truly thankful for your patience and understanding."

Meanwhile, Adele is gearing up to release her fourth album, 30, on November 19. After keeping quiet while rumors began to spread that she had a full-length release on the horizon, the singer made an official announcement earlier this month that fans could expect new music from her soon. The news was followed up with 30's lead single, "Easy On Me," which saw the singer asking for a little patience as she worked on herself.

"I feel like this album is self-destruction, then self-reflection, then sort of self-redemption," Adele said of how she views the album. "But I feel ready. I really want people to hear my side of the story this time."

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