Game Of Thrones: Chris Stapleton Appeared In Battle Of Winterfell Episode
Country music comes to Westeros.
A number of big-name musicians have appeared in cameo roles on Game of Thrones over the years, including Sigur Ros, members of Mastodon, and Ed Sheeran. Yet another famous singer-songwriter has joined the ranks: Chris Stapleton.
In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment from Sunday's episode, "The Long Night," Stapleton appears as a White Walker in the dramatic Battle of Winterfell. His bass player J.T. Cure and tour manager also appeared in the episode as White Walkers. A big fan of the show, Stapleton asked his management to reach out to the producers for a bit role, and it all worked out.
"I was like, you know, I would gladly fly to wherever in the world just to be a small part and get to watch that show going down," Stapleton told Rolling Stone. He filmed his scene in Northern Ireland, and Stapleton remarked, "They were gracious enough to let me come participate that way."
Stapleton's wife, Morgane, chronicled the moment that he appears in an Instagram video. Of course it contains spoilers, so be mindful of that if you haven't seen the episode yet.
Stapleton is a celebrated country music singer-songwriter who has won five Gramm Awards and seven Academy of Country Music Awards. He collaborated with Justin Timberlake for the song "Say Something" and he also appears on the recent Pink song "Love Me Anyway."
Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 3, "The Long Night," was a ratings smash. It sands as the most-watched episode in the history of the series.