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.
This will blow the top of your head right off! Chris Stapleton joined John Mayer onstage at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Thursday night (August 8th) to perform a song they JUST wrote the day before. Check out a snippet of the song, “I Just Remembered That I Didn’t Care,” which had the two of them trading vocals and guitar riffs throughout the song. Following the debut performance of the new tune, Chris also helped John on his hit, “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room.”
The pop star told the sold-out crowd of the surprise collaboration (before revealing who he was bringing out), “I said, ‘You wanna do one of my songs or one of your songs?’ And he said, ‘We could do either or we could just write a song and play it.’ I said, ‘Challenge accepted.'”
Mayer revealed that he came to town early to pen the new song with Stapleton the day before.
So uhhh @ChrisStapleton & @JohnMayer wrote a song yesterday then played it to a sold out arena tonight. It was kind of awesome and Nashville is still a pretty great place to live. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/2RsHUBI9ae
— Andrew Cohen (@andrewmcohen) August 9, 2019
Chris travels to Holmdel, New Jersey for a show tonight (August 9th), followed by a stop in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania on Saturday (August 10th) and Columbia, Maryland on Sunday (August 11th).
Don’t forget to tune-in or set your DVRs since Kacey Musgraves will headline NBC’s Today Show Summer Concert Series on Friday (tomorrow morning).
Gary Allan is set to headline this year’s 9th Annual Kickin’ for a Kure concert in San Antonio on Saturday (July 20th). The concert series has raised over $500,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society since its inception.
Dierks Bentley and Chris Stapleton are among the artists to donate a percentage of their single-day earnings as part of the Music Health Alliance’s Heal the Music Day on October 18th. The organization helps provide access to healthcare through services that PROTECT, DIRECT & CONNECT music professionals with medical and financial solutions.
Travis Denning will hit the road with pal Riley Green on the Get That Man a Beer Tour, kicking off Sepember 5th in Statesboro, Georgia. Tickets go on sale this Friday (July 20th).
Chris Stapleton joins Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars on the rockin’ tune, “Blow.” The song will appear on the British pop star’s new album, No.6 Collaborations Project, due out Friday (July 12th).
The official video just dropped and doesn’t feature any of the male stars, but an all-female cast in the clip that was directed by Bruno Mars at the world-famous Viper Room in L.A.
Check out the official lyric video below:
Other artists featured on the new project by Sheeran include Eminem, Travis Scott, Khalid, Cardi B, 50 Cent and Justin Bieber.
You can catch Chris on the road this summer. He’s performing Tuesday (July 9th) in Allentown, Pennsylvania and Friday (July 12th) in Fort Laramie, Ohio. For more information on tour dates, go to chrisstapleton.com.