Chris Stapleton is country’s new major star. The wickedly talented songwriter and musician writes great songs that blend American roots music with contemporary country. Add his growly, powerful voice, and you have a combination that’s making country fans hungry for more.
While he’s spent more than a decade writing hit songs for major artists and performing in various bands, he only recently launched his solo career — and it’s clear the world is taking notice. The breakout country star dominated the ACM Awards over the weekend and cleaned up during the Grammys in February and the CMA Awards last year.
By now you’ve seen him on the award shows and heard his debut album Traveller, but how much do you know about his background and career so far? Check out the video below to learn 10 things you may not have known about Chris Stapleton.
Stapleton is currently touring across the U.S. to support Traveller. You can find more information about his tour dates here. There’s no word yet on whether he’s working on a new album, but we’ll keep you updated when we learn more. In the meantime, check out this incredible cover of “Amanda” he performed with wife Morgane at the Grand Ole Opry. You’ll be glad you did.