Chris and Morgane Stapleton are putting their money where their hearts are. The musical duo just announced the Outlaw State Of Kind charitable fund, which they designed to support causes near and dear to them. The name is a play on his song "Outlaw State Of Mind," which appeared on his 2015 breakthrough album Traveller.
The fund technically came about back in 2016 and has already stepped in to help with several charities, including St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee administers the fund. But with the announcement, the Stapletons clearly intend to put a greater focus on giving.
Chris Stapleton shared the news via an Instagram post, which also includes the logo and new handle for the charity. You can follow along on their social platforms at @OSOK (the initials of the organization).
On the post, Stapleton says, "We look forward to using this platform as a way to shine a light on the organizations OSOK supports." Some of those include Habitat For Humanity, City of Hope, March of Dimes, MusiCares Foundation and several organizations dedicated to therapy animals.
Proud to introduce Outlaw State of Kind. Follow @osok to learn more. #Repost ・・・ Welcome to Outlaw State of Kind. OSOK is Chris + Morgane Stapleton’s charitable fund that supports a variety of causes close to their heart. We look forward to using this platform as a way to shine a light on the organizations OSOK supports. . . . #osokfund #nonprofit #charity #chrisstapleton
By keeping Outlaw State Of Kind a fund, Chris and Morgane have the ability to issue grants to a myriad of causes. The musical couple routinely travels for appearances at important benefit concerts. In the past, they've played for flood relief and the concert for unity following the racist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia.
It's a busy time for the couple, who also just welcomed twin baby boys. In fact, the pair had to miss the recent ACM Awards in Las Vegas because Morgane was in labor back home in Nashville. But hey, those kids have a pretty cool story: Reba announced their birth live on national television.
Chris Stapleton also released two albums last year, From A Room Volume 1 and Volume 2. Both albums continued the country singer and new daddy's impressive run near the top of the charts.