Chris Stapleton

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Chris Stapleton
Chris Stapleton in 2015
Stapleton at the 2015 CMA Awards
Background information
Birth name Christopher Alvin Stapleton

(1978-{{padleft:04|2|0}-15) April 15, 1978 (age 40)
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, US

Nashville, Tennessee Flag of Tennessee.svg

, US
  • Singer-songwriter
  • guitarist
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active 2001−present
Labels Mercury Nashville
Associated acts

Chris Stapleton appeared to be one of those overnight storybook sensations: a troubadour who came out of nowhere to become a major star in the autumn of 2015 on the strength of his debut album, Traveller. Like most overnight sensations, Stapleton had a long, hard road behind him. He had been laboring behind in the scenes in Nashville for years, leading the progressive bluegrass group the SteelDrivers and working as a professional songwriter, scoring hits with George Strait ("Love's Gonna Make It Alright"), Kenny Chesney ("Never Wanted Nothing More"), Luke Bryan ("Drink a Beer"), and Darius Rucker ("Come Back Song"). These tunes just scratched the surface of Stapleton's résumé: Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, and Tim McGraw all recorded his songs, as did Adele, who cut "If It Hadn't Been for Love" as a bonus track for her 2011 smash 21. All these covers signaled a deep reservoir of goodwill within the industry for the songwriter, and this goodwill bubbled to the surface in the fall of 2015, when he took home three major awards at the Country Music Association Awards: Best Male Vocalist, Album of the Year, and New Artist of the Year. All these awards boosted his visibility, leading to four Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year, and his first major hit, "Nobody to Blame."


Main article: [[:Chris Stapleton discography]]

Studio Albums

Traveller (2015)

  1. Traveller
  2. Fire Away
  3. Tennessee Whiskey
  4. Parachute
  5. Whiskey and You
  6. Nobody To Blame
  7. More of You
  8. When the Stars Come Out
  9. Daddy Doesn't Pray Anymore
  10. Might As Well Get Stoned
  11. Was It 26
  12. The Devil Named Music
  13. Outlaw State of Mind
  14. Sometimes I Cry

From A Room: Volume 1 (2017)

From A Room: Volume 1
From A Room: Volume 1
  1. Broken Halos
  2. Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning
  3. Second One to Know
  4. Up to No Good Livin'
  5. Either Way
  6. I Was Wrong
  7. Without Your Love
  8. Them Stems
  9. Death Row

From A Room: Volume 2 (2017)

From A Room: Volume 2
From A Room: Volume 2
  1. Millionaire
  2. Hard Livin'
  3. Scarecrow in the Garden
  4. Nobody's Lonely Tonight
  5. Tryin' to Untangle My Mind
  6. A Simple Song
  7. Midnight Train to Memphis
  8. Drunkard's Prayer
  9. Friendship


Songs on Compilations

Appears On

  1. Ratatouille: What's Cooking? 2007 • Album • Various Artists
  2. Revolution 2009 • Album • Miranda Lambert
  3. Southern Family 2016 • Album • Various Artists
  4. Hell or High Water 2016 • Album • Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
  5. Outlaw: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings 2017 • Album • Various Artists
  6. Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams 2017 • Album • Various Artists


Main|List of awards and nominations received by Chris Stapleton Stapleton has received multiple awards and nominations. He is the recipient of two Grammy Awards, five Academy of Country Music Awards,seven Country Music Association Awards, two Billboard Music Awards, among others. For his work as composer he has received nine ASCAP Country awards, including the Vanguard Award


Main act

  • Hank Williams Jr. and Chris Stapleton Live in Concert (with Hank Williams Jr.) (2016)
  • All-American Road Show Tour (2017–2018)

Opening act