|Origin||Staffordsville, Kentucky, U.S.|
|Genres||Country, bluegrass, Southern rock|
|Years active||early 2000s–present|
|Labels||Universal Music Group Nashville|
|Associated acts||The SteelDrivers, The Jompson Brothers|
Chris Stapleton is an American country, bluegrass, and rock musician signed to Universal Music Group Nashville. He is an established songwriter with four number one songs including the five-week number one "Never Wanted Nothing More" recorded by Kenny Chesney, “Love's Gonna Make It Alright” recorded by George Strait and "Come Back Song" recorded by Darius Rucker. Stapleton also wrote the song "Drink a Beer" for Luke Bryan which will appear on Bryan's upcoming album.
As a writer for Sea Gayle Music, over 150 of Stapleton's songs have appeared on albums by such artists as Adele, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley, and he has several notable co-writers including Vince Gill, Peter Frampton and Sheryl Crow.
Between 2008 and 2010, Stapleton was the lead singer and guitarist of the critically acclaimed bluegrass band The SteelDrivers. As a member of The SteelDrivers, Stapleton earned three Grammy Award nominations including "Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals" for the song "Where Rainbows Never Die" and "Best Bluegrass Album," and won an International Bluegrass Music Association Award for "Emerging Artist of the Year." He has won six ASCAP Awards and has contributed to the soundtracks of several feature films including "Cars 2" and "Valentine’s Day."
He is currently working on his first album for Universal Music Group Nashville and will be releasing his first single, "What Are You Listening To" summer 2013.
- "Chris Stapleton leaves The SteelDrivers". Country Standard Time. 1 April 2010. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
- Schlansky, Evan (11 August 2010). "Zac Brown Band Pick Jompson Brothers For Sailing Southern Ground Cruise". American Songwriter. Retrieved 28 October 2010.
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