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.
The two songs, which were originally featured on Stapleton's From A Room: Vol. 1, have received new Platinum certifications.
Jake Owen will headline as well, while artists such as Jimmie Allen, Tenille Townes also feature on the line-up.
Little Big Town and Warren Zeiders complete the line-up for the one-day festival in Columbus, Ohio.
Celebrating their shared home state of Kentucky, the live collaboration follows their appearance at October's Kentucky Rising concert.
Joining the headliners at the three-day festival in July 2023 will be Bailey Zimmerman, Travis Tritt, Jo Dee Messina and more.
With this win, Chris Stapleton became the first artist ever to be awarded Male Vocalist of the Year six times.
The 55th Annual CMA Awards take place live from Nashville on November 10th.
Chris Stapleton’s latest record was produced by himself and Dave Cobb
Full details and ticket information for all of Chris Stapleton's 2023 concert tour dates.
Two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan and NFL Hall of Famer Peyton Manning will co-host the ceremony in November.
Stapleton, Sheryl Crow, Madeline Edwards and one Willie Nelson delivered a euphoric night at the first-ever show at Kroger Field.