It's the least bold, albeit wisest, prediction of the new year -- 2016 will be the year of Chris Stapleton. The 2016 GRAMMY nominee, and heavy favorite to win, shot into the national spotlight when he performed with Justin Timberlake at the CMAs in November.

And now he's back at it. Check out this New Year's Eve performance of "Simple Man" from Stapleton and Kings of Leon.

Oh, yeah and set your DVR, he'll be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on January 16th.