Morgane Stapleton

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Morgane Stapleton
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Background information
Birth nameMorgane Hayes
Born (1983-01-25) January 25, 1983 (age 36)
Nashville, Tennessee, US
OriginNashville, Tennessee
  • Songwriter
  • background vocalist
  • Vocals
  • tambourine
Years active2004–present
Associated acts

Morgane Stapleton (née Hayes), is an American singer-songwriter and the wife of Chris Stapleton.[1][2] She performs background, harmony and duet vocals in Stapleton's band and was instrumental in the creation of his debut album Traveller. A songwriter in her own right, she has written material that has been recorded by Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler and LeAnn Rimes among others[3] and also appeared as a background session vocalist on records by Underwood, Pickler, Dierks Bentley and Joe Nichols.


As a featured/guest artist

Year Song Artist Album
2014 "The Climb" Jessi Alexander Down Home
2016 "Look at Us" John Prine For Better, or Worse
2016 "You Are My Sunshine" with Chris Stapleton Various Artists Southern Family
2017 "Only Blood" Angaleena Presley Wrangled
2017 "Amanda" with Chris Stapleton Various Artists Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams

As a background vocalist[4]

Year Song Artist Album
2005 "Don't Forget to Remember Me" Carrie Underwood Some Hearts
"Should I Come Home (Or Should I Go Crazy)" Joe Nichols III
2006 "Ladies Love Country Boys" Trace Adkins Dangerous Man
2007 "It Ain't No Crime" Joe Nichols Real Things
My Whiskey Years"
Let's Get Drunk And Fight"
The Difference Is Night And Day"
If I Could Only Fly"
2008 "Solitary Thinkin'" Lee Ann Womack Call Me Crazy
"Have You Seen That Girl"
"The Story Of My Life"
2011 "Diamonds Make Babies" Dierks Bentley Home
2011 "Stop Cheatin' On Me" Kellie Pickler 100 Proof
"Where's Tammy Wynette"
"Long As I Never See You Again"
2015 "Boy & a Girl Thing" Mo Pitney Behind This Guitar
"Traveller" Chris Stapleton Traveller
"Fire Away"
"Tennessee Whiskey"
"Nobody to Blame"
"More Of You"
"When The Stars Come Out"
"Daddy Doesn't Pray Anymore"
"Might As Well Get Stoned"
2017 "Ain't Living Long Like This" Outlaw: Celebrating the music of Waylon Jennings
"Broken Halos" From A Room: Volume 1
"Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning"
"Them Stems"
"Up To No Good Livin'"
"Without Your Love"
"Second One To Know"
"Millionaire" From A Room: Volume 2
"Hard Livin'"
"Scarecrow in the Garden"
"Tryin' To Untangle My Mind"
"Simple Song"

Songwriting credits[edit]

Year Song Artist Album Co-writers
2004 "Bad For The Heart" Byron Hill Ramblings... Byron Hill, Darrell Hayes
"Wings Of Your Love"
2005 "Don't Forget To Remember Me" Carrie Underwood Some Hearts Ashley Gorley
2006 "Down In The Valley" Mountain Heart Wide Open Jess Leary, Liz Rose
Claire Lynch New Day
"Cry Me A River" Rebecca Lindsey Headlights On The Highway Lisa Drew, Jeremy Stover
"Somewhere Else To Fall" Alecia Nugent A Little Girl...A Big Four-Lane Liz Rose, Jerry Salley
2007 "We Tried" Trisha Yearwood Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love Liz Rose, Chris Stapleton
2008 "Cry Me A River" Trinity Lane Girls Like Fast Cars Too Lisa Drew
"I Will Someday" Walt Wilkins Hopewell Liz Rose, Walt Wilkins
2010 "Liars Lie" Lee Ann Womack Country Strong Sally Barris, Liz Rose
2011 "Stop Cheatin' On Me" Kellie Pickler 100 Proof Liz Rose, Chris Stapleton
2012 "Talk Is Cheap" Alan Jackson Thirty Miles West Guy Clark, Chris Stapleton
2013 "You Ain't Right" LeAnn Rimes Spitfire Liz Rose, Chris Stapleton
"Hell Bent On A Heartache" Guy Clark My Favorite Picture of You Guy Clark, Chris Stapleton
"You Ain't Right" Joey + Rory Made To Last Rory Feek
2014 "Casino" Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio The Music of Nashville Natalie Hemby
2015 "Talk Is Cheap" Alan Jackson Thirty Miles West Guy Clark, Chris Stapleton
2016 "I Will Someday" Curtis Wright Curtis Wright Garnett Bowman, Ronnie Bowman, Chris Stapleton
2019 "Ain't Got Nothin' On My Pain" Reba McEntire Stronger Than the Truth Liz Rose, Chris Stapleton

Personal life[edit]

Morgane is married to singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton, whom she met while they were working at adjacent publishing houses.[5] Chris and Morgane have four children following the birth of twin sons during the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards.[6][7] Chris announced on November 2, 2018, that they are expecting a fifth child.[8] Their fifth child was born on May 12, 2019.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated Work Result
2016 Country Music Association Awards Musical Event of the Year (with Chris Stapleton) "You Are My Sunshine" Nominated[9]


  1. ^ Caramanica, Jon (May 1, 2017). "For Chris Stapleton, a Fellow Traveler: His Wife, Morgane". The New York Times. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
  2. ^ Stark, Phyllis (September 5, 2016). "Morgane Stapleton Talks Being Husband Chris' Secret (Vocal) Weapon". Billboard. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  3. ^ "Who Is Chris Stapleton's Wife? Morgane Stapleton Is A Talented Singer-Songwriter, Too". November 5, 2015. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  4. ^ "Morgane Hayes Discography". Discogs.
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  9. ^ "Searchable CMA Awards Database". CMA World.