Who is Chris Stapleton?
Chris Stapleton was born on 15 April 1978, in Lexington, Kentucky USA, and is a record producer, guitarist, singer and songwriter, known from writing over 170 songs, including six number one country hit songs. He’s also won several awards through a successful solo career.
The Wealth of Chris Stapleton
How rich is Chris Stapleton? As of late-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $12 million, earned through a successful career in the music industry. He’s received a lot of critical acclaim for his music, so as he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
Chris grew up with an older brother and a younger sister, born into a family of coal miners, with his father being one while his mother worked at a local health department. The family moved to the small town of Staffordsville, Kentucky where he would grow up, and attended Johnson Central High School where he became class valedictorian.
After matriculating, he enrolled into Vanderbilt University to study engineering, but dropped-out after a year to pursue a career in the music industry. He moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2001, and signed with the Sea Gayle Music publishing house as a songwriter, since when he’s co-written six number one country songs, including “Never Wanted Nothing More” by Kenny Chesney, “Love’s Gonna Make It Alright” by George Straight”, and “Drink a Beer” by Luke Bryan. He also started making regular contributions to albums by other artists, before in 2007 becoming the front man for the group The Steeldrivers, staying for three years and making two hit records.
— Chris Stapleton (@ChrisStapleton) September 25, 2018
Path to a Solo Career
In 2010, Stapleton founded the rock band called The Jompson Brothers, which he served as a vocalist. They toured and made music for three years and released an independent self-titled album, before he signed with Mercury Nashville as a solo artist, and released a single entitled “What Are You Listening To?” which didn’t go as well as expected. He continued co-writing songs in the meantime, with some of them being featured in films, including “Valentine’s Day” and “Hell or High Water”.
In 2014 he performed with Lady Antebellum at the CMT Artist of the Year event with the song “Drink a Beer” by Luke Bryan. The following year, he released his debut solo album entitled “Traveller”, on which he plays guitar and sings with a live band. He said that it was of great importance that they have a band lineup which came together during the making and promotion of the album, which was inspired by a road trip that he took after his father died in 2013 – his wife helped him pick out nine songs from 15 years’ worth of songs that he’d written.
Traveller Success and Later Career
Chris’ album proved highly successful, and he won three awards at the 2015 Country Music Association Awards, including Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of The Year. He was later nominated for an Album of the Year Grammy Award, and won a Grammy Award for Best Country Album. The following year his fame continued to rise through more music releases, contributions to films, appearances on television, and touring. In 2016, he embarked on his All-American Road Show Tour, and concurrently won a second CMA Album of the Year award for his work on a second studio album entitled “From A Room: Volume 1”.
In 2018, he worked with Justin Timberlake on his album “Man of the Woods”, and their collaborative song “Say Something”. His first album “Traveller” reached the top spot on the US Billboard 200, and was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His second album also won a Grammy Award for Best Country Album, leading to a third album release entitled “From A Room: Volume 2”.
For his personal life, Chris is married to singer and songwriter Morgane Stapleton who is known for co-writing the single “Don’t Forget to Remember Me” sung by Carrie Underwood. The couple met while working at adjacent publishing houses, and they now have four children together, two of whom are twins, and reside in Nashville. Chris’ musical influences range from rock ‘n’ roll, blues, bluegrass and outlaw country. His music has been described as a mix of classic rock, country and Southern soul. He has a tenor vocal range, and plays both the acoustic and electric guitar.