Justin Timberlake was the headlining act for this year’s Pilgrimage Festival, which takes place in his home state of Tennessee. The sometime-philanthropist‘s performance included a cover of “A Change Is Gonna Come,” Sam Cooke‘s immortal 1964 civil rights hymn, and an appearance from Tennessee-bred country singer Chris Stapleton for a mini-set. Stapleton and Timberlake performed “Tennessee Whiskey,” which they did before on the 2015 Country Music Awards, plus “Fire Away” and “Sometimes I Cry,” which both appeared on Stapleton’s Grammy-winning debut Traveller. Watch Timberlake’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” and Stapleton’s appearance below.
SANTA MONICA, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: Justin Timberlake speaks on stage during XQ Super School Live, presented by EIF, at Barker Hangar on September 8, 2017 in Santa California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for EIF)