The former frontman of rock band The Jompson Brothers, bluegrass group The SteelDrivers and a Travis Tritt tribute band, Chris Stapleton has been serenading crowds as a solo artist since 2013. To this day, in fact, Chris Stapleton claims he puts on Travis Tritt music anytime he feels the need be drawn back to his roots. Now Chris Stapleton is a superstar in his own right, widely considered one of the best-known country music recording artists of his era.
Travellin' with Chris Stapleton
Born in Lexington, Kentucky, on April 15, 1978, Chris Stapleton moved to Nashville, Tenn., in 2001 to launch what became a groundbreaking country music career. By 2018, Chris had written or cowritten more than 170 songs. In addition to touring on his own, Chris Stapleton also frequently participates in multi-artist concert events and festivals like Country Concert at Hickory Hills Lakes in Fort Loramie, Ohio, Country Thunder in Twin Lakes, Wis., and WE Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minn.
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What can I expect from Chris Stapleton?
Chris Stapleton's trademark brand of country music blends bluegrass, outlaw country, Southern rock, country rock, blues, Southern soul and hard rock. He sings in a soulful style with a tenor range. An LA Times music writer once likened Chris Stapleton's vocal stylings to those of Merle Haggard, Lefty Frizzell and Ray Charles while likening his guitar-playing skills to those of Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Chris Stapleton was nominated for 10 Grammy Awards and won five. In 2016, he won the Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance for the song "Traveller" and Best Country Album for the album of the same name on which it appeared. In 2018, he won the same pair of Grammy Awards, this time for the song "Either Way" and the album From a Room: Volume 1 as well as Best Country Song for "Broken Halos." Including other major music awards, Chris Stapleton has received 85 nominations and 48 wins so far in his career.
What songs by other country music artists has Chris Stapleton written or cowritten?
What movies has Chris Stapleton written songs for?
Many Chris Stapleton songs were first heard on the big screen, written specifically for movie soundtracks. Films featuring original songs by Chris Stapleton include Hell or High Water, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, Valentine's Day and, most recently, Toy Story 4.
Who are Chris Stapleton's influences?
Chris Stapleton names as some of his music influences Otis Redding, Freddie King, Ray Charles and fellow Kentucky musicians Patty Loveless, Dwight Yoakam and Keith Whitley.
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