Chris Stapleton, "Whipping Post"
If anyone in modern-day country music carries on the spirit of Gregg Allman's soulful, hair-raising vocal delivery, it's Chris Stapleton. And Stapleton's voice may be even bigger and gutsier than the man who made the template for heart-on-sleeve Southern rockers. So when he performed "Whipping Post" — a 20-minute-plus live showcase for Allman's singing at the Allman Brothers Band's height — at Skyville Live's tribute to Allman in 2015, it was predictably spine-tingling. Stapleton didn’t try to country up Allman's signature song, instead digging into its bluesy core — and Allman approved, giving him a standing ovation.