Chris Stapleton is a singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer from the United States.
Stapleton went on to acquire a deal with Sea Gayle Music to write and publish music. Various singers such as Adele, Luke Bryan, and Tim McGraw have included over 150 songs in their albums.
He’s also credited with co-writing six number-one country songs.
Christopher Alvin Stapleton was born in Lexington, Kentucky, on April 15, 1978.
Carol J. Stapleton worked at the county health department, and his father, Herbert Joseph Stapleton, Jr., was a coal miner.
With his older brother, Herbert Joseph III, and younger sister, Melanie Brooke, Stapleton grew up in the small community of Staffordsville. Johnson Central High School was his alma mater.
Chris Stapleton’s Career
In 2001, Stapleton relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a career as a composer. He obtained a contract with Sea Gayle Music publishing business four days after arriving in Nashville. He went on to write smash songs for artists such as Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Luke Bryan, and Thomas Rhett throughout the next decade.
He co-wrote a lot of country songs, many of which rose to the top of the charts and stayed there for weeks.
Stapleton joined Mercury Nashville in 2013 to pursue a solo career. Many of Stapleton’s songs have been on the soundtracks of films such as “Valentine’s Day,” “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip,” and “Hell or High Water.”
In 2016, he shared the stage with Kacey Musgraves, Andrew Combs, and Eric Church at the Country to Country festival in Europe. He also performed ‘Parachute’ and ‘Nobody to Blame’ from ‘Traveller’ as a guest on a ‘Saturday Night Live’ episode.
Sir Elton John, an English singer, asked Stapleton to record ‘I Want Love’ for one of his albums, ‘Restoration: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin,’ the following year.
Chris Stapleton’s Net Worth
Chris Stapleton has a net worth of $12 million as a singer-songwriter and guitarist from the United States. Chris Stapleton was born on April 15, 1978, in Lexington, Kentucky. He wrote six #1 country singles, including Kenny Chesney‘s “Never Wanted Nothing More,” Darius Rucker’s “Come Back Song,” and George Strait’s “Love’s Gonna Make It Alright.”
Stapleton has written songs for Adele, Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, and Brad Paisley, among others. From 2008 until 2010, he was the lead singer for the bluegrass band The SteelDrivers. In 2015, Stapleton released his first solo studio album, Traveller.
The album was certified 2x Platinum and reached #1 on the Billboard 200 chart as well as the US Country chart. In 2017, he released From A Room: Volume 1, which debuted at #1 on the US Country chart and #2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Stapleton’s singles “Traveller,” “Nobody to Blame,” “Parachute,” and “Either Way” have all been charted. His single “Tennessee Whiskey” charted at number one in the United States. Five Grammy Awards and seven Academy of Country Music Awards have been bestowed upon him.