Chris Stapleton is an American singer and a guitarist in the field of country music. He is best known for his six songs who made it to No.1.
Chris was born on April 15, 1978 in Lexington in the state of Kentucky. He came from a middle class family: his father was a coal miner and his mother worked in the health department. He has two siblings: a sister who is younger than him and an older brother.
Although he was born in Lexington he was raised in Staffordsville, a small town outside of Paintsville. He says that he is very thankful of his childhood because his growing up outside the town made him realize the true value of life.
He went to Johnson Central High School after what he started to attend Vanderbilt University.
He studied to be an engineer but he decided to drop out after one year and to try himself in country music. He always knew that music is the thing he will do in life. It was his one and only dream.
He moved to Nashville in 2001 in order to pursue his music career. Nashville is known as the center of country music. He was a good songwriter so he signed a contract with Sea Gayle Music.
Six years after, in 2007, he formed a country band called “The Steeldriver” and he became the bands frontman. They produced two hits which both rose in the Top 3.
Chris still left the band in 2010 and has formed a new Southern Rock band called “The Jompson Brothers”.
In 2013 Chris signed a contract with Mercury Nashville in order to start his own solo career. His first single “What Are You Listening To?” didn’t fulfill his excpectations.
In 2015 he released his first album “Traveller” which brought him wide popularity. It was produced by Dave Cobb. This was the best selling album in country music in 2016.
His second album called “From A Room” was released in spring 2017 and after that he started his “All-American Road Show Tour”.
He is married to Morgane Hayes. She is also a songwriter and she co-wrote a lot of singles with her husband.
She also signed a contract with one recording label, just as Chris.
They have two children and live together in Nashville.
Full name: Christopher Alvin Stapleton
Nick name: Chris
Date of birth: April 15, 1978
Birth place: Lexington, Kentucky, US
Occupation: singer, songwriter, guitarist
Education: Johnson Central High School, Vanderbilt University
Awards: two Grammy Awards, five Academy of Country Music Awards, five Country Music Association Awards, two Billboard Music Awards, nine ASCAP Country awards
Personal Life and Family
Father name: NA
Mother name: NA
Brother name: NA
Sister name: NA
Marital status: married
Wife: Morgane Hayes
Sexual Orientation: straight
Pet own: NA
Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 85 kg
Hair Color: brown
Eye color: brown
Shoe Size: 11 (US)
Distinctive Features: cowboy hat, beard
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $10 million
Interesting Facts about Chris Stapleton
In 2016 he performed at a known festival called “Country to Country Festival”.
His music was used in several films : “Alvin and the Chipmunks”, ” Hell or High Water” and “Valentine’s Day”.
Chris Stapleton is one of the most popular younger country music singers and songwriters. His net worth is very high and all of it comes mostly from his albums which are sold in millions.