Chris Stapleton

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Chris Stapleton grew up playing football in high school and studied engineering in college, before he left early and moved to Nashville to pursue music in 2001.

Stapleton wound up fronting the Nashville-based bluegrass band The SteelDrivers. Together, they released two albums, 2008’s self-titled debut and 2010’s Reckless. Shortly after the latter, he left and started a southern rock band called The Jompson Brothers, which he fronted until he was signed to Mercury Nashville in 2013 and began focusing on a solo career.

Stapleton released his debut album Traveller in 2015. It showcased his powerful vocals and equally powerful songwriting. He soon followed it with two back-to-back releases in 2017, From A Room: Volume 1 and From a Room: Volume 2.

Stapleton’s solo work has garnered Grammys, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, Billboard Music Awards and much more. Traveller swept the majors, taking home Best Country Album at the Grammys, Album of the Year at the CMAs, and Album of the Year at the ACMs.

In 2020, he released his fourth studio album Starting Over.

  • Full name: Chris Stapleton
  • Born: August 15, 1978
  • Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky
  • Genre: Country, Southern Rock, Outlaw Country
Chris Stapleton - From A Room Volume 1

BREAKINGChris Stapleton's ‘Either Way’ and ‘Broken Halos’ Earn New RIAA Certifications

By Maxim Mower, November 24, 2022

The two songs, which were originally featured on Stapleton's From A Room: Vol. 1, have received new Platinum certifications.

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ESSENTIALSThe Best Chris Stapleton Songs

By Jof Owen, December 18, 2020

He's released some of country's most extraordinary albums in a little over half a decade. Now, Holler takes a rummage through Chris Stapleton's back catalogue to pick out some of his finest cuts.

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BREAKINGChris Stapleton, Kane Brown and More to Headline Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2023

By Maxim Mower, November 21, 2022

Jake Owen will headline as well, while artists such as Jimmie Allen, Tenille Townes also feature on the line-up.

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BREAKINGChris Stapleton, George Strait and More to Headline Buckeye Country Superfest 2023

By Maxim Mower, November 15, 2022

Little Big Town and Warren Zeiders complete the line-up for the one-day festival in Columbus, Ohio.

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BREAKINGChris Stapleton and Patty Loveless Perform 'You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive' at CMA Awards 2022

By Ciara Bains, November 10, 2022

Celebrating their shared home state of Kentucky, the live collaboration follows their appearance at October's Kentucky Rising concert.

Chris Stapleton by Sarah Cahill

Chris Stapleton, Zach Bryan, Cody Johnson and Riley Green to Headline Rock the South 2023

By Maxim Mower, November 10, 2022

Joining the headliners at the three-day festival in July 2023 will be Bailey Zimmerman, Travis Tritt, Jo Dee Messina and more.

Artist - Chris Stapleton CMA Award Acceptance 2022

BREAKINGChris Stapleton Crowned Male Vocalist of the Year at CMA Awards 2022

By Maxim Mower, November 10, 2022

With this win, Chris Stapleton became the first artist ever to be awarded Male Vocalist of the Year six times.

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Chris Stapleton to Release New Single ‘I'm A Ram’

By Maxim Mower, November 7, 2022

Stapleton releasing Al Green cover on November 11th.

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Chris Stapleton, Eric Church & Gabby Barrett Lead CMA Awards 2021 Nominations

By Jof Owen, September 9, 2021

The 55th Annual CMA Awards take place live from Nashville on November 10th.

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Starting Over by Chris Stapleton Wins Album of the Year at ACM Awards 2021

By Zoe Hodges, April 19, 2021

Chris Stapleton’s latest record was produced by himself and Dave Cobb

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Chris Stapleton Concert Tour 2023: Tickets and Dates

By Maxim Mower, November 7, 2022

Full details and ticket information for all of Chris Stapleton's 2023 concert tour dates.

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Luke Combs, Chris Stapleton and More to Perform at CMA Awards 2022

By Ross Jones, November 2, 2022

Two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan and NFL Hall of Famer Peyton Manning will co-host the ceremony in November.

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LIVE REVIEWChris Stapleton: Concert For Kentucky At Kroger Field, 4/23/22 - Gallery

By Holler , April 25, 2022

Stapleton, Sheryl Crow, Madeline Edwards and one Willie Nelson delivered a euphoric night at the first-ever show at Kroger Field.