Chris Stapleton

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Musician • Songwriter

Birth Name: Christopher Alvin Stapleton

Birth Date: April 15, 1978

Age: 46 years old

Birth Place: Lexington, Kentucky

With his sweet, gravelly croon, singer Chris Stapleton became a mainstay of the country music scene with the release of his 2015 solo debut Traveller. His ascent to stardom however, was far from quick. Born in Lexington, Kentucky, Stapleton's brother, father, and both of his grandfathers were coal miners. He left home for a year in 1996 to study engineering at Vanderbilt University, but found that college life wasn't great fit, and returned home afterwards. He began playing music in the local scene, eventually forming a relationship with Nashville songwriter Steve Leslie.

In 2001, Stapleton packed up and moved to Nashville himself in the hopes of fostering a successful music career. Several years of toiling away behind the scenes in the music industry would follow, with Stapleton eventually joining the band The SteelDrivers in 2008. The group would be nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for the songs "Blue Side of the Mountain" and "Where Rainbows Never Die," but Stapleton's tenure with them ended in 2010, when he formed the band The Jompson Brothers. Then in 2013, Stapleton was signed to Mercury Nashville as a solo artist. In 2015, he released his debut, and began making notable appearances on TV shows like "Late Show with David Letterman" (CBS, 1993-2015) and "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (NBC, 2014-).

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2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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Carly Pearce feat. Chris Stapleton: We Don't Fight Anymore

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The 64th Annual Grammy Awards

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2021 CMT Music Awards

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Kenny Rogers Farewell Concert Celebration: All in for the Gambler

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Taylor Swift Feat. Chris Stapleton: I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)

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Garth Brooks: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

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Chris Stapleton: Starting Over

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The 53rd Annual CMA Awards

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Chris Stapleton: The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy (From Toy Story 4/Official Lyric Video)

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ACM Top Male

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Chris Stapleton: I Was Wrong (Austin City Limits Performance)

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The 60th Annual Grammy Awards

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Chris Stapleton: Midnight Train To Memphis (Live From SNL Studios/2018)

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Chris Stapleton: Friendship

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Chris Stapleton: Hard Livin'

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Chris Stapleton: Midnight Train To Memphis

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Chris Stapleton: Tryin' To Untangle My Mind

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Chris Stapleton: Nobody to Blame (Live on SNL)

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Chris Stapleton: 15 Years Of Traveller

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