Chris Stapleton is an American country, bluegrass, and rock musician signed to Universal Music Group Nashville. He is an established songwriter with four number one songs including the five-week number one "Never Wanted Nothing More" recorded by Kenny Chesney, “Loves Gonna Make It Alright” recorded by George Strait and "Come Back Song" recorded by Darius Rucker. As a writer for Sea Gayle Music, over 150 of Stapletons songs have appeared on albums by such artists as Adele, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley, and he has several notable co-writers including Vince Gill, Peter Frampton and Sheryl Crow.
Between 2008 and 2010, Stapleton was the lead singer and guitarist of the critically acclaimed bluegrass band The SteelDrivers. As a member of The SteelDrivers, Stapleton earned three Grammy Award nominations including "Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals" for the song "Where Rainbows Never Die" and "Best Bluegrass Album," and won an International Bluegrass Music Association Award for "Emerging Artist of the Year." He has won six ASCAP Awards and has contributed to the soundtracks of several feature films including "Cars 2" and "Valentine’s Day."
Stapleton left The SteelDrivers in April 2010 and founded a rock band called The Jompson Brothers. In 2013, Stapleton signed to Mercury Nashville. His first single, "What Are You Listening To", was released on July 1, 2013.