By Robyn Collins
It’s interesting that Chris Stapleton has words like “new” and “breakout” describing his rapid rise in the country music world. It’s so interesting because he’s been making major waves in the genre for years, and has a string of hits with country superstars to prove it.
Stapleton has earned five ACM Awards nominations, including his first-ever nods for Male Vocalist of the Year, New Male Vocalist of the Year, Vocal Event of the Year for “Hangover Tonight” with Gary Allan, and is twice nominated as both artist and producer in the Album of the Year category for his solo album Traveller.
Even if Stapleton is a new name to you, you’ve actually probably known his work for years. Stapleton has written for some of the biggest names in the music business.
Here are 10 Stapleton songs you didn’t know you knew:
Charles Kelley: “Lonely Girl” (2016)
Thomas Rhett: “Crash and Burn” (2015)
Ashley Monroe: “If the Devil Don’t Want Me” (2015)
Luke Bryan: “Drink a Beer” (2013)
Miranda Lambert: “Nobody’s Fool” (2011)
Dierks Bentley: “Diamonds Make Babies” (2011)
Darius Rucker: “Come Back Song” (2010)
Kenny Chesney: “Never Wanted Nothing More” (2007)
Tim McGraw: “Whiskey and You” (2007)
And… Stapleton’s tunes even made their way across the pond to Adele, who covered The SteelDrivers’ “If It Hadn’t Been For Love.”