Chris Stapleton - Biography
Last Modified: Jul 1, 2020
|Born on :||April 15, 1978 (age 43)|
|Birth Name /
|Christopher Alvin Stapleton|
|Birth Place:||Lexington, Kentucky, USA|
|Father's Name:||Herbert Joseph Stapleton Jr.|
|Mother's Name:||Carol J. Stapleton|
Herbert Joseph III (older brother)
|High School:||Johnson Central High School|
|Ethnicity:||Multi-ethnic(Dutch, English, French, German, Irish, Manx, Scottish, Swedish, Welsh, Breton, Finnish)|
|Wife's Name:||Morgane Stapleton|
Waylon Stapleton (son)
|Height:||1.85 meter (6 feet 1 inch)|
|Weight:||85 kg (187.39 lb)|
|Shoe Size:||11 US|
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Who is Chris Stapleton?
Chris Stapleton and his wife Morgane Stapleton are a power couple and both are musicians.
Chris Stapleton: Age, Parents, Siblings
Chris Stapleton was born on April 15, 1978, in Lexington, Kentucky, United States. His full name/birth name is Christopher Alvin Stapleton. His father Herbert Joseph Stapleton Jr. worked as a coal miner while his mother Carol J. Stapleton worked in a local health department. He has two siblings- an older brother Herbert Joseph III and younger sister Melanie Brooke.
Stapleton grew up in Staffordsville, Kentucky and attended Johnson Central High School for education. He enrolled at Vanderbilt University to study engineering but dropped out only after a year.
His ethnicity includes Dutch, English, French, German, Irish, Manx, Scottish, Swedish, Welsh, Breton, Finnish.
Chris Stapleton: Marriage, Wife, children
Chris Stapleton is a married man, being married in October 2007. His wife is singer-songwriter Morgane Stapleton (maiden named Morgane Hayes), with whom he has four children and is pregnant with a fifth child.
As of May 2019, the couple’s first two children- son Waylon and daughter Ada are aged 7 and 8.
On April 15, 2018, at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards, it was announced that the Stapleton family has welcomed two twin boys, Macon Stapleton, and Samuel Stapleton. In November 2018, the couple announced that they are expecting their fifth child, welcomed a boy in April 2019 and announced the birth a month later.
The married life of Chris Stapleton seems to be a blissful one. The couple works hard and collaborates to create music. Also, there are no rumors of them getting a divorce or involving in extra-marital affairs.
Chris Stapleton: Career
Band and Music
Chris Stapleton moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2001. At the beginning of his musical career, he began to work as a songwriter with Sea Gayle Music. Finally, in 2007, Stapleton became the frontman of the bluegrass band The Steeldrivers. With their two sons, they not number 2 on the bluegrass charts. Soon, Stapleton left the band in 2010.
He went on to create a band named The Jompson Brothers. The original band members were Greg McKee, J.T. Cure, and Bard McNamee. Their first album named The Jompson Brothers was released in November 2010 followed by tours. Chris Stapleton left the band in 2013 to pursue a solo career.
The same year, he signed into Mercury Nashville and released his first single as a solo artist, What Are You Listening To?, in October 2013. But the single failed and hence he did not release the album. So, Stapleton went back to songwriting.
He wrote songs for films such as Valentine's Day, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, and Hell or High Water. But he did sing at various concerts and award events alongside Lady Antebellum.
Only on May 5, 2015, did he release his first solo album, Traveller, co-produced with Dave Cobb. The album was a success receiving several awards. After collaborating with artists including Andrew Combs, Kacey Musgraves, Eric Church, Chris Stapleton released his second studio album From A Room: Volume 1 on May 5, 2017.
The album was branded gold and named a best-selling country album of the year and included the song broken halos.
His third album From A Room: Volume 2 was released on December 1, 2017, which reached at number two on the Billboard 200 charts. Although he did not release a studio album in 2018, he did write and collaborated with artist such as Justin Timberlake.
Moreover, Chris Stapleton has made guest appearances in Saturday Night Live (SNL) on January 16, 2016, and January 27, 2018. In his first visit, hosted by Adam Driver, he sang songs Parachute and Nobody to Blame. While on the second appearance, Stapleton performed along with Sturgill Simpson.
Chris Stapleton: Awards, Nominations
He has been awarded ten Country Music Association Awards, Male Vocalist of the Year, five Billboard Music Awards, two iHeartRadio Music Awards, nine ASCAP Country awards, five Grammy Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, among many others.
Chris Stapleton: Net Worth, Salary
The net worth of Stapleton is estimated to be around $12 million while the figure on his annual salary is unknown.
Chris Stapleton: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
On Instagram, Twitter, Chris Stapleton is followed by over a million followers but is absent from Facebook. He also has an official website - chrisstapleton.com.
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