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Chris Stapleton

Chris Stapleton appeared to be one of those storybook overnight sensations: a troubadour who came out of nowhere to become a major star in the autumn of 2015 on the strength of his debut album Traveller. Like most overnight sensations, Stapleton had a long, hard road behind him. He had been laboring behind in the scenes in Nashville for years, leading the progressive bluegrass group the SteelDrivers and working as a professional songwriter, scoring hits with George Strait ("Love's Gonna Make It Alright"), Kenny Chesney ("Never Wanted Nothing More"), Luke Bryan ("Drink a Beer"), and Darius Rucker ("Come Back Song"). These tunes just scratched the surface of Stapleton's résumé: Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, and Tim McGraw all recorded his songs, as did Adele, who cut "If It Hadn't Been for Love" as a bonus track for her 2011 smash 21. All these covers signaled a deep reservoir of goodwill within the industry for the songwriter, and this goodwill bubbled to the surface in the fall of 2015, when he took home three major awards at the Country Music Association Awards: Best Male Vocalist, Album of the Year, and New Artist of the Year. All these awards boosted his visibility, leading to four Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year, and his first major hit, "Nobody to Blame."

It was success that was a long time coming. A native of Kentucky -- he was born in Lexington and raised in the smaller Staffordsville -- he moved to Nashville in 2001 in hopes of making it in country music. He signed a publishing deal with Sea Gayle Music and started to work steadily, writing songs and paying bills through various jobs, and playing music all the while. In 2008, he formed the SteelDrivers, a bluegrass group that received quite a bit of acclaim over the next two years. In 2009, the group was named Emerging Artist of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association, and the following year they received three Grammy nominations, including Best Bluegrass Album, for Reckless. Despite this success, Stapleton left the group in April 2010 and formed the Jompson Brothers with guitarist Greg McKee, bassist J.T. Cure, and drummer Brad McNamee. By 2013, the southern rock band was no more, and Stapleton signed with Mercury Nashville, releasing "What Are You Listening To?" in October of that year. The single didn't go anywhere, so its accompanying album was scrapped, and he recorded a new record with co-producer Dave Cobb. This is the album that became Traveller, his solo debut.

Traveller appeared in May 2015 to strong reviews but it didn't do much on country radio; in fact, it was overshadowed by the chart-topping "Crash and Burn," a song Stapleton wrote with Jesse Frasure that was turned into a hit by Thomas Rhett. Nevertheless, its warm reception by critics and peers meant that it racked up a number of CMA nominations and, in a surprise to most observers, it took home three awards that December: Best Male Vocalist, New Artist of the Year, and Album of the Year. Suddenly, Stapleton was a hot property, receiving four Grammy nominations a few weeks after the CMAs, and soon, all that acclaim turned into sales, with Traveller reaching number one on the U.S. country charts and receiving a Gold certification from the RIAA, while "Nobody to Blame" became his first country radio hit. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Track List: Traveller

1. Traveller

2. Fire Away

3. Tennessee Whiskey

4. Parachute

5. Whiskey And You

6. Nobody To Blame

7. More Of You

8. When The Stars Come Out

9. Daddy Doesn't Pray Anymore

10. Might As Well Get Stoned

11. Was It 26

12. The Devil Named Music

13. Outlaw State Of Mind

14. Sometimes I Cry

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Track List: Traveller (Single)

1. Traveller

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Track List: What Are You Listening To? (Single)

1. What Are You Listening To?

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How can you not love this new country music I guess he's a very talented new artist very clear vocals and acoustics
I'm digging the lyrics.
I'm putting him on my concert list.
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i love this style of country music. this is my life song
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u will be kissed by the love of ur life and the best day of ur life will be on the nearest friday to u dont stop reading or else that will bring bad luck put this on 15 song in 144 mins
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I really hope Chris is gonna perform at the 2017 Houston Rodeo.I would love to see him in concert. He is such a talented artist/ songwriter!! God bless yall
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ke.dakota.da m e r o w
I love Chris. He has made such an impact on my life and I cant wait to hear what else he had in store for me and the rest of his fans.
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Miss u ❤️
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gallahuer
Love his voice - would love to see him in concert. Hang tough Chris.
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Good music
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ahaas09
I am in love with Chris' music. I finally saw him at a local fair in Allegan MI. I am not one for a lot of people and extremely loud music. This night was one of the best evenings for me. My husband by my side and we had the greatest time together. Morgane his wife is just the right woman to be singing with him. I would pay again to see another one of their concerts. Wishing them only the best and I cannot wait to hear what new music they come up with. ������������
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Ok sweetie have a great nite with baby baby. Oh yesssss❌❤️❤️
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Keep it up Chris !! Can't wait to get in some more fishing together. See you soon brother.
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Keep singing Chris....we love you and will continue to listen and buy
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Love this cat
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alabastervil l i s 0
honey I will be your pair of shoes
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biomedbill45 6 1
Saw him at country Jam on September 3rd. Best show ever. Not only is he an extremely great singer but he is also an amazing lead guitarist.
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Hot Damn, the first time that I heard this song, I was thinking that it was Travis Tritt. Wish there were more that had this sound and could take us back to when country was country
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Great music. Call to blow up this phone. 423-432-6727
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Tennessee Whiskey is a real nice song, however in this version the arrangements are pretty identical to I'd Rather Go Blind, the old tune by Etta James. Stapeleton is an excellent singer - no question.
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paulaclark4
Great music by a great artist!!
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georgia4871
I was so excited when you were on my Pandora shuffle. Couldn't wait to pick up your Traveler CD and also picked up your Steeldrivers CD - keep 'em coming!
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You have such a wonderful gift! Absolutely love your music! Thank you!
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Stapelton is bringing country music back to its roots. Hopefully the days of FGL, Luke Bryant, and other awful singers will go away.
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jdc.tlc.elc
I believe your as important to the music industry as Jamey Johnson, Waylon Jennings, George Straight, Kris Kristopherso n etc.. I saw you live recently.
Epic.....Had me Goosed the f**k up
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srivers6
Holy...Holy! You are so incredible!! ! Making my night on Maui!! At first I thought you were Van Morrison! Keep doing what you're feeling! We all need to hear you! I'm a major fan!
Stella Rivers, Maui Film Festival. Co-Director
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Holy S**t that whiskey song moves ya...
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200,000,0000
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I rich
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I love that song
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Don't see other "country" artists doing covers of George Jones songs (Tennessee Whiskey) about time true country makes a comeback against the pop that invaded...
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Heart warming voice! Love your Music!
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Love his voice and his music from the first time I heard him.
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As a WV boy with many coal mining family, love Outlaw State of Mind.....see n the devil in a dark coal mine ...amen.
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liked fire away but to many of the same fire away at end one blues overtone . still good ...
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Whiskey and You... ones the DEVIL and ONE keeps driving me insane!!!! CAN'T buy Forgiveness. . one's a liar and ONE the long GONE bit Of Truth!!❤❤❤❤❤ T h i s Song!
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Fire Away.. I'm not afraid.. Honey Take your BEST Shot!!!;-) Show Me what you Got???
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Love this - and yes, it's a woman's song, too.
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shelia32
Totally love his true country sound. A new favorite of mine
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Huckleberry Wine
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Man. Chris Stapleton is like raw gem �� in country music
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aliviasmom03
This is one Hidden Legend too long.... he Has Soul Roots Groove and sings with all he has... it's really admirable and unusual these days to finally find another Soul Country Rythm that this world has lost in past ten years... thank you Chris Stapleton
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drundorgrani t j a w
PARACHUTE IS THE BOMB!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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blues or country?
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michaell0113
Definitely in the top two best songs ever period.
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Pure heaven!!!!
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jwroan15
Love this song! Favorite to play around a campfire!
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The daddy doesn't pray OR Love His family ANYMORE!!!! Bye baby...
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Surely like this one.
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