After years of songwriting, he will begin his career as a country solo artist with the release of his first album in early May.
Raised in Paintsville, Kentucky, Chris Stapleton came from humble beginnings as he paved his way into the country music spotlight. He moved to Nashville in his early twenties to pursue his passion and talents in Music City, USA.
Success came for Stapleton as a songwriter and has recently shifted to singer and solo artist. Stapleton’s first album Traveller, is set to release on May 5. Summer tour dates have been announced in light of the highly anticipated album.
Stapleton signed with Universal Music Group Nashville and established himself as a songwriter through the hit songs â€œNever Wanted Nothing Moreâ€ (2007) recorded by Kenney Chesney, â€œCome Back Songâ€ (2010) recorded by Darius Rucker, and â€œLoveâ€™s Gonna Make it Alrightâ€ (2011) recorded by George Strait. He has also written songs for Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, and Dierks Bently. His music has crossed over into other music genres with singers such as Adele. Over 150 of Stapleton’s songs have appeared in movie soundtracks and albums worldwide.
Stapleton took his songwriting talents to the bluegrass band The SteelDrivers in 2008. During his time there the band was nominated for three Grammyâ€™s including Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for â€œBlue Side of the Mountainâ€ and â€œWhere Rainbows Never Die.â€ Their album Reckless was also nominated for Best Bluegrass Album.
In 2010 Stapleton left The Steeldrivers to put together his band The Jompson Brothers. After deciding to pursue a solo career in 2013 with the release of his song â€œWhat Are you Listening toâ€, Stapleton has signed with Mercury Records for the release of his first album and for his first time alone in the spotlight.
Fans are expecting nothing short from Stapleton on May 5. For more information about his tour and upcoming album Traveller check out the links below.