Chris Stapleton is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He has released four studio albums: Traveller (2015), From A Room: Volume 1 (2017), From A Room: Volume 2 (2017), and Starting Over (2020). His debut album, Traveller, was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Country Album.
Stapleton’s music is rooted in country, rock, blues, and folk. He has been described as a “triple threat” and “a throwback artist”. His style has been compared to that of Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Hank Williams Jr., Steve Earle, and John Prine.
Personal Life and Career
Chris Stapleton was born on April 15, 1978, in Lexington, Kentucky. He grew up in Staffordsville, Kentucky, and attended Johnson Central High School. His father, Herbert Joseph Stapleton, was a coal miner, and his mother, Carol J. (Mace) Stapleton, worked at the local health department. He has a brother, Herbert Joseph III, and a sister, Melanie Brooke.
Stapleton moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in 2001 to pursue a career in country music. He signed with Sea Gayle Music as a songwriter, and his songs have been recorded by artists such as George Strait, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, and Kenny Chesney.
In 2010, he released his debut album, Traveller, which peaked at number two on the Billboard Country Albums chart and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His second album, From A Room: Volume 1, was released in 2017 and won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album. Stapleton’s third album, From A Room: Volume 2, was released in 2018. In 2020, he released his fourth album, Starting Over.
- Traveller (2015)
- From A Room: Volume 1 (2017)
- From A Room: Volume 2 (2017)
- Starting Over (2020)
Awards and Nominations
Chris Stapleton has won numerous awards throughout his career, including
- 8-Grammy Awards,
- 10-Academy of Country Music Awards,
- 14-Country Music Association Awards
- 5-Billboard Music Awards
- 2-iHeartRadio Music Awards
He has also been nominated for numerous other awards.