Chris Stapleton is a Grammy-winning American singer-songwriter and a guitarist who has written many hit songs for many musicians. He is best known for songs like Tennessee Whiskey, Millionaire, Broken Halos and Say Something, featuring Justin Timberlake.
Chris Stapleton's early life and education
Chris Alvin Stapleton was born on April 15, 1978, in Lexington, Kentucky to parents Herbert Joseph Stapleton, Jr, and Carol J. (Mace) Stapleton. He has an elder brother named Herbert Joseph III and a younger sister named Melanie Brooke.
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Born in the US, he is of American nationality and his ethnicity is white.
Chris was raised in Staffordsville, Kentucky, and graduated from Johnson Central High School. He also attended Vanderbilt University to study engineering but dropped out within a year.
Chris Stapleton's musical career
Stapleton moved from Kentucky to Nashville in 2001 to pursue his career in music and was signed to Sea Gayle Music as a songwriter. He joined a band named The Steeldrivers in 2007, where they produced two hits records which both peaked at #2 until Chris left it in 2010.
Chris then founded his own band called The Jompson Brothers and released an independent self-titled album in November 2010.
Likewise, Stapleton has written numerous hits for renowned musicians like Adele, George Strait, who is married to Norma Strait, Tim McGraw, Lee Ann Womack, Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley to name a few.
Chris did not go solo until 2015 when he released his debut album Traveller. For his solo release, he won the New Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year at the Country Music Association Awards. Later. he released other successful albums like From A Room: Volume 1(2017) and From A Room: Volume 2(2017).
Chris Stapleton's personal life
Moving on his personal life, Chris is married to songwriter Morgane Hayes whom he met in 2003. The couple tied the knot in 2007 and haven't divorced since. They are now a family of 6 with four children, and two of them are twins.
Chris Stapleton's net worth
Chris Stapleton has an estimated net worth of $12 million as of 2018, which he has primarily earned from his record sales, and from his previous profession as a songwriter for many prominent musicians.