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 will headline the benefit, A Concert for Kentucky, at University of Kentucky’s Kroger Field in Lexington April 25th. Proceeds from the event will go to the Outlaw State of Kind Hometown Fund, which the superstar and his wife Morgane founded in 2016. The organization supports numerous causes in Kentucky. Willie Nelson & Family, Sheryl Crow and Yola will also perform. Tickets go on sale October 11th, with pre-sales for Chris’ fan club and Citi card members on October 8th.
Clare Dunn is set to release a remix of “My Love” with rapper Ingrid, who has written songs for Beyoncé and released her debut album in 2016, on Friday (October 4th).
Newcomer Kylie Morgan has been chosen as one of the recipients of the second annual CMA KixStart Artist Scholarship. For the next year, the CMA will provide support, connections, participation in CMA-related events and a stipend to assist in career development. Angie K and Everette are also beneficiaries of the CMA scholarship. Kylie is set to open several shows for Kip Moore beginning October 10th in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Chris Stapleton was recently surprised by the Academy of Country Music with their Artist-Songwriter of the Decade Award. Not only has he enjoyed amazing success as an artist in recent years, but he’s also written several chart-topping hits for other artists, as well.
The ACM Artist-Songwriter of the Decade Award goes to…@ChrisStapleton! Throughout his career he has won 10 #ACMawards, received RIAA Certified Quadruple Platinum for his album #Traveller, and has had over 170 album cuts. 👏 pic.twitter.com/9Cwxf2Od0V
— ACM Awards (@ACMawards) September 23, 2019
Lauren Alaina kicks up her heels for the premiere of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars on Monday (September 16th). Make sure to check her out on the dance competition show beginning at 8pm ET.
— Lauren Alaina (@Lauren_Alaina) September 15, 2019
Eric Church has become a staple as a celebrity picker on ESPN’s College GameDay show. He picked up the mantle and the picks this past Saturday (September 15th) as the crew made their picks for Week 3 of the 2019 college football season.
Dierks Bentley and Darius Rucker are among the stars coming out to help raise money for areas of the Bahamas hit by Hurricane Dorian on Monday (September 16th). The Hope 4 Hope Town benefit, taking place at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, will also feature performances by Florida Georgia Line, Ryan Hurd, Riley Green, LOCASH and many more.
Chris Stapleton joins Sheryl Crow on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday (September 20th).
The first installment of Ken Burns’ documentary Country Music premiered on Sunday (September 15th) on PBS. The eight-part series will continue through September 25th.