• Chris Stapleton

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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.

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CHRIS STAPLETON IS FLYING HIGH WITH THE EAGLES.

Chris Stapleton will open for the Eagles on Saturday (June 23rd) in Dallas, and he couldn’t be more thrilled to share the stage with the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers again (he played a show with them in Houston last week).

“One of the greatest shows I ever went to in my life was The Eagles’ Hell Freezes Over Tour in ’95?,” recalls Chris. “My memory of it is [that] I went there, I saved all my money and I bought me and my brother a ticket, and it was at the Charleston Civic Center in West Virginia in1995. I was 17, 16, 17, and we drove the four hours from my hometown to go watch that show, and they played for four hours. They played all the Eagles hits, and then they took turns singing all their solo stuff with the Eagles as the backup band. So, I don’t think you could ask for much more out of a show. And it was flawless, every piece of it was flawless.”

He adds, “So, to get to go play a show with those guys, and I know they lost Glenn Frey and I’m real sad about that, but Vince is in the band now and I know vince pretty well, and I’m excited to play with all those guys. Really cool.”

Before he plays Saturday’s show, he’s taking his All American Road Show tour to Rogers, Arkansas on Friday (June 22nd).

Chris is climbing the country charts with his latest song, “Millionaire,” which is from his award-winning album, From A Room: Volume 2.

Audio / Chris Stapleton is thrilled to open a few dates for the legendary Eagles, who he says put on one of the best concerts in his life when he was 16 or 17 years old.

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“One of the greatest shows I ever went to in my life was The Eagles’ Hell Freezes Over Tour in ’95?…My memory of it is [that] I went there, I saved all my money and I bought me and my brother a ticket, and it was at the Charleston Civic Center in West Virginia in1995. I was 17, 16, 17, and we drove the four hours from my hometown to go watch that show, and they played for four hours. They played all the Eagles hits, and then they took turns singing all their solo stuff with the Eagles as the backup band. So, I don’t think you could ask for much more out of a show. And it was flawless, every piece of it was flawless. So, to get to go play a show with those guys, and I know they lost Glenn Frey and I’m real sad about that, but Vince is in the band now and I know Vince pretty well, and I’m excited to play with all those guys. Really cool.”

NEWS AND NOTES: Dierks, Keith, Carrie, Lauren, Jon, Chris

Dierks Bentley will perform on NBC’s Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon Wednesday (June 13th).

Keith Urban will be joined by Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and Ricky Martin on this year’s Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. The two-hour show will air from New York City on July 4th at 8pm ET on NBC.

Carrie Underwood will perform at Spotify’s first-ever Hot Country Live show on July 4th in New York at Pier 17. Tickets go on sale Friday (June 15th).

Lauren Alaina and Jon Pardi will host this year’s ACM Honors at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium August 22nd. Tickets go on this Friday (June 15th). Honorees include Dierks Bentley, Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker and Rhett Akins.

Justin Timberlake’s song with Chris Stapleton, “Say Something,” has been honored for a Teen Choice Award for Male Artist, while Carrie Underwood is nominated for Choice Country Artist. The Teen Choice Awards will air live from The Forum in Los Angeles August 12th on FOX. Voting is open now.

BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS: Chris, Luke, Sam, Alan

The Billboard Music Awards took place Sunday night (May 20th), and a  of your favorite country artists went home with trophies

Chris Stapleton won the Top Country Album Award for From A Room: Volume 1, and he also won the award for Top Country Male Artist.

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Luke Bryan took home the award for Top Country Tour.

Sam Hunt picked up the award for Top Country Song for the multi-platinum, “Body Like a Back Road.”

Alan Jackson won for Top Christian Album for his Precious Memories Collection.

 

 

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