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Cayamo Cruise: See Candid Photos of Chris Stapleton, Kacey Musgraves

Annual Americana and country cruise also featured Jason Isbell, Maren Morris and curator Buddy Miller

Jason Isbell Amanda Shires

Americana power couple Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires performed on the 2016 Cayamo Cruise.

Kate York

In January, Buddy Miller released an all-star compilation album recorded not in a Nashville studio, but on the Caribbean Sea. Titled Cayamo Sessions at Sea, the project was manifested during the 2015 edition of the Cayamo Cruise, a multi-day cruise-ship vacation that assembles some of country music and Americana's most intrepid artists. 

The 2016 installment recently docked, but not before names like Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Maren Morris and returning cruisers Kacey Musgraves and Buddy Miller treated passengers to knockout sets. Singer-songwriter Kate York, another Cayamo alum and performer, brought along her camera and captured some candid, intimate and often outrageous shots.  

Maren Morris Kacey Musgraves

Kate York

Casino Club

After the nightly performances, the artists on Cayamo, like fellow Texans Maren Morris and Kacey Musgraves, adjourned to the casino for drinks and games of chance. 

Sam Lewis Chris Stapleton

Kate York

Sam Lewis

Singer-songwriter Sam Lewis, who opened for Chris Stapleton at a recent Ryman Auditorium show in Nashville, welcomes Stapleton to the stage. 

Steve Earle Buddy Miller

Kate York

Studio Session

Steve Earle and Buddy Miller record in Miller's floating studio. In January, Miller released the Cayamo Sessions at Sea album, culled from recordings from last year's cruise.