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30 Cool Facts About Chris Stapleton That Will Make You Love Him More

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Chris Stapleton has been in the music industry for years, but it was only in the last few years that he took the country music scene by storm. With over 170 songs to his credit, the singer is famous for his wide range of musical styles. He became a major star in the year 2015, with his debut solo album release, which was eventually certified platinum. Here are some really interesting facts about the singer you may have probably missed before:

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  1.  On February 10, 2018, his albums "Traveller," "From A Room: Volume 1," and "From A Room: Volume 2," held the top-three spots on Top Country Albums, making Chris – the third artist to have achieved the feat, following Charlie Rich in 1974, and Garth Brooks in 1992.
  2.  In March 2018, "Broken Halos" from "From A Room: Volume 1" reached the top of the Country Airplay chart, earning him the accolades for Song and Single of the Year as well as the Male Vocalist of the Year.
  3.  Stapleton is the recipient of five Grammy Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, ten Country Music Association Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, and two iHeartRadio Music Awards.
  4.  He performed with Timberlake his version of the song popularized as a David Allen Coe live-show staple, "Tennessee Whiskey" and Timberlake's "Drink You Away" at the 2015 Country Music Association Awards.
  5.  His performance, along with his wins – Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and New Artist of the Year Award at the ceremony, lifted him to national prominence.
  6.  Christopher Alvin Stapleton was born on April 15, 1978 to Herbert Joseph Stapleton, Jr., and Carol J. Stapleton in Lexington, Kentucky.
  7.  His father was a coal miner, coming from a family of coal miners, while his mother worked at the local health department. He has an older brother, Herbert Joseph III and younger sister, Melanie Brooke.
  8.  He grew up with his siblings in the small town of Staffordsville, Kentucky, located just outside of Paintsville, which is located between the Paintsville Lake and the city.
  9.  He graduated from Johnson Central High School, where he was his class salutatorian. He used to play football in his high school days.
  10.  He studied engineering for a year at the Vandrbilt University, but dropped out after a year, in order to pursue a music career.
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  12.  In the year 2001, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he signed with the publishing house Sea Gayle Music, as a songwriter.
  13.  He became the frontman for the bluegrass group the SteelDrivers in 2007. The group had two hit records, both of which peaked at #2 on the bluegrass chart. He left the group in 2010.
  14.  He founded the Jompson Brothers, a Southern rock band, with Stapleton on vocals, Greg McKee on guitar, J.T. Cure on bass, Bard McNamee on drums, in the year 2010.
  15.  The band released a self-titled album in November the same year, and went on regional tours until 2013. In their short-lived career, the band opened for the Zac Brown Band.
  16.  He co-wrote three songs for Justin Timberlake's studio album “Man of the Woods,” including their collaboration "Say Something," which reached the top ten list on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
  17.  Stapleton appeared as an extra in the HBO series “Game of Thrones” Season 8 Episode "The Long Night" as an extra, on April 28, 2019.
  18.  He recorded a cover of "I Want Love" for "Restoration: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin" in the year 2018.
  19.  His debut album "Traveller" was released on May 5, 2015, in which he played guitar and sang with a live band - bass player J.T. Cure, and pedal steel player Robby Turner, drummer Derek Mixon, Mickey Raphael on harmonica, and Morgane Stapleton singing harmonies.
  20.  He was inspired to do the album by a cross-country road trip he took following the death of his father in 2013, during which he wrote the title track "Traveller" with his wife.
  21.  Morgane has helped him sift through 15 years worth of songs, to pick 9 songs to start recording, while driving down Interstate 40 from Phoenix, Arizona to Nashville via New Mexico.
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  23.  On August 5, 2021, it was announced that he would be featured on Taylor Swift’s second re-recorded album, "Red (Taylor's Version)" on the track "I Bet You Think About Me."
  24.  He was invited onstage at John Mayer's concert on August 6, 2019, to perform a song "I Just Remembered That I Didn't Care," that they have written together the day before.
  25.  The song "I Just Remembered That I Didn't Care" is yet to receive a studio release. Following the said performance, he stayed onstage, to perform Mayer's "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room."
  26.  He met singer-songwriter Morgane Stapleton while working at adjacent publishing houses. Morgane co-wrote Carrie Underwood's 2006 single "Don't Forget to Remember Me."
  27.  The couple got married in 2007, currently residing in Nashville. They have five children together. Their eldest children Waylon and Ada are mostly out of the limelight.
  28.  Their third and fourth sons – twins Macon and Samuel, have been in the news, even before their birth, as the birth of the twins were announced live by host Reba McEntire on the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards, on April 15, 2018.
  29.  The couple revealed on November 2, 2018, at Chris's concert at Madison Square Garden, that the he and his wife are expecting their fifth child.
  30.  The fifth child, a baby boy, was born on May 12, 2019. However, the family revealed the baby's gender only after a month, posting a black-and-white hospital snapshot. The couple is yet to reveal the name of the boy.
  31.  The Stapletons had a dog named Maggie, for whom Chris wrote a song for ("Maggie's Song") on his latest album "Starting Over."
  32.  His debut album "Traveller" was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year and won the categories Best Country Album and Best Country Solo Performance. It was also the top selling country album of 2016.
  33.  Chris Stapleton Net Worth: $12 Million

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