Chris Stapleton is a country, bluegrass musician. He is an established songwriter with six number one songs including the 5-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. As a songwriter, over 150 of Stapleton’s songs have appeared on albums by such artists as Adele, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley.
In 2008, he joined a bluegrass band, The SteelDrivers, as their lead singer and guitarist, but left in 2010. In 2013, he formed Southern rock band The Jompson Brothers, which opened for Zac Brown Band on their “Sailing Southern Ground Cruise” in 2010. In 2013, Stapleton emerged as a solo artist and released his debut album, Traveller, in May of 2015.
Chris Stapleton took home “Male Vocalist of the Year” at the 2015 CMA Awards, however, it was his duo performance with Justin Timberlake that stole the show.