If you are a country music lover, then you know Chris Stapleton.
The artist is known for his music and these days he created a buzz around his name because he won big at the 2018 CMAs Wednesday night, taking home three coveted awards.
These are some facts about Stapleton you should know!
- Stapleton was born April 15, 1978.
- He was born in Kentucky.
- He comes from a family of coal miners.
- He has an older brother, Herbert Joseph III and younger sister, Melanie Brooke.
- The artist grew up in the small town of Staffordsville, Kentucky.
- He graduated from Johnson Central High School where he was his class valedictorian.
- He attended Vanderbilt University where he studied engineering, but dropped out after a year.
- Chris Starleton moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in 2001 to pursue a music career.
- H signed with the publishing house Sea Gayle Music, a deal he got shortly after moving to Nashville, as a songwriter.
- In 2007, he became the frontman for the bluegrass group The Steeldrivers.
- In 2010, he founded a Southern rock band called The Jompson Brothers. The band was made up of Stapleton on vocals, Greg McKee on guitar, J.T. Cure on bass, Bard McNamee on drums.
- He was signed in 2013 as a solo artist to Mercury Nashville, a division of Universal Music Group Nashville.
- His debut solo album, Traveller, was released on May 5, 2015.
- The artist said that the album was inspired by a cross-country road trip he took after his father died in 2013.
- Stapleton’s music influences range from outlaw country and bluegrass to rock and roll and blues.
- He is a soul singer with a tenor vocal range.
- He is married to singer-songwriter Morgane Stapleton.
- They met when they were working at adjacent publishing houses.
- The couple has four children and they live in Nashville.
- The artist has received numerous awards and nominations. He is the recipient of five Grammy Award,] seven Academy of Country Music Awards,ten Country Music Association Awardsfive Billboard Music Awards, two iHeartRadio Music Awards, among others.