Chris Stapleton At Grand Ole Opry
Country, bluegrass, and rock musician Chris Stapleton is an established songwriter with four Number 1 songs, including Kenny Chesney’s “Never Wanted Nothing More,” George Strait’s “Love’s Gonna Make It Alright,” and Darius Rucker’s “Come Back Song.” As a writer for Sea Gayle Music, over 150 of Chris’s songs have appeared on albums by artists including Adele, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, and Dierks Bentley, and he has several notable co-writers including Vince Gill, Peter Frampton, and Sheryl Crow.
Between 2008 and 2010, Chris was the lead singer and guitarist of the critically acclaimed bluegrass band The SteelDrivers. As a member, Chris earned three Grammy Award nominations including Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for the song “Where Rainbows Never Died” and Best Bluegrass Album, and won an International Bluegrass Music Association Award for Emerging Artist of the Year. He has won six American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers Awards and has contributed to the soundtracks of several feature films including Cars 2 and Valentine’s Day.
In 2010, Chris left The SteelDrivers and founded a rock band called The Jompson Brothers. He signed to Mercury Nashville in 2013, and his first single, “What Are You Listening To,” was released in summer 2013.