Universal Music Group Nashville recording artist and three-time GRAMMY nominee Chris Stapleton is an established songwriter with five No. one hits already under his belt including the five-week No. one “Never Wanted Nothing More” recorded by Kenny Chesney, “Love’s Gonna Make it Alright” recorded by George Strait, and “Drink A Beer” recorded by Luke Bryan. As a writer for Sea Gayle Music Publishing, Stapleton has penned over 170 album cuts, including songs recorded by Adele, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley, and has such notable co-writers as Vince Gill, Peter Frampton and Sheryl Crow among others. Additionally, Stapleton has shared the stage with such respected artists as Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Marty Stuart, Emmy Lou Harris and more.
As lead vocalist for critically acclaimed bluegrass band The SteelDrivers, Stapleton earned three GRAMMY nominations including Best Bluegrass Album, as well as an International Bluegrass Music Association Award for Emerging Artist of the Year. He’s won six ASCAP Awards and has contributed to the soundtracks of several feature films including “Cars 2” and “Valentine’s Day.”
Stapleton is currently working on his first solo studio album for Universal Music Group Nashville.
Chris Stapleton has kicked off 2018 in a big way, sweeping the GRAMMY Awards by winning three awards and also dominating Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart (dated February 10th) with the top three spots, marking the first time the feat has been achieved in over 25 years.
The Kentucky native is the first artist to hold the three top spots on the Top Country Albums since Garth Brooks achieved this accomplishment in 1992 with Ropin’ the Wind, No Fences and his self-titled debut, according to Billboard. Following the GRAMMY Awards, the singer’s latest release From A Room: Volume 2, holds tight at No. 1, followed by Traveller and From A Room: Volume 1.
Chris’ latest song, “Broken Halos,” has reached the Top 10 on the country singles charts.
You can catch Chris on his All-American Road Show Tour with special guests Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb when it resumes June 16th in Brandon, Mississippi.
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“You know, my goal with making Traveller, I hoped to possibly sell 50,000 records, and that was my goal. I was like I was gonna make this record and I was going to go out and play music, because that’s what I knew how to do and that’s what Universal allowed me to do. Obviously, we did a little better than that, and so this time around I tried to reset – to a degree – and go, but let’s put this into perspective here. None of this was expected stuff. What were you trying to do? What are we trying to do? We’re trying to make music that we like and make a record that we like. So, very much I would love to be able to sell enough records that I can still go play shows and keep making records. That’s the goal. That’s the dream, whether it’s 20,000 records or 50,000 records or getting to play a room for 300 people or 20,000 people. That’s the dream still. I’m still making a living playing music. So, no, I didn’t feel any pressure from it whatsoever, because all that came from just making music for the sake of making music.”
Chris Stapleton joined pal Justin Timberlake on the Super Bowl version of NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Sunday night (February 4th). The duo performed “Say Something” from JT’s new album, Man of the Woods. The pair released a video for the duet last week.
Chris is climbing the country charts with his latest song, “Broken Halos,” from his album, From A Room: Volume 1.
— Chris Stapleton (@ChrisStapleton) February 5, 2018
Following his three GRAMMY wins last night (January 28th), Chris Stapleton announced the 2018 leg on his All-American Road Show Tour this morning, and he’s taking along special guests Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb. Tickets go on sale February 9th. He’s got a few festival and specialty dates before the trek kicks off June 16th in Brandon, Mississippi.
You can sign up for the pre-sale by going to Stapletonfanclub.com.
— Chris Stapleton (@ChrisStapleton) January 29, 2018