Chris Stapleton rocks the house at Extra Innings Festival in Tempe

By on March 7, 2024

Chris Stapleton is one of the most acclaimed and versatile singers in the country music scene. He has won five Grammy Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, and 10 Country Music Association Awards. He has also collaborated with artists from different genres, such as Justin Timberlake, Ed Sheeran, and Pink.

Chris Stapleton by Charles Reagan for Innings festival 2024

Stapleton’s distinctive voice and soulful style have earned him praise from critics and fans alike. His debut solo album, Traveller, released in 2015, was a commercial and critical success, reaching number one on the Billboard 200 and selling over four million copies in the US. His follow-up albums, From A Room: Volume 1 and Volume 2, released in 2017, showcased his diverse musical influences, ranging from blues and rock to gospel and folk.

Stapleton’s latest album, Starting Over, released in 2020, is another masterpiece of storytelling and emotion. The album features 14 songs, 11 of which were co-written by Stapleton and his longtime collaborators Mike Henderson and the Heartbreakers. The album also includes covers of John Fogerty’s “Joy of My Life” and Guy Clark’s “Worry B Gone” and “Old Friends”. Stapleton’s wife, Morgane, provides harmony vocals on several tracks, adding to the intimacy and warmth of the album.

Chris Stapleton by Charles Reagan for Innings festival 2024

Starting Over is a reflection of Stapleton’s personal and professional journey, as he navigates the challenges and joys of life, love, and music. The album is full of honesty, vulnerability, and optimism, as Stapleton sings about finding hope in hard times, celebrating the simple pleasures of home and family, and staying true to himself and his art. Stapleton’s voice is powerful and expressive, conveying every nuance of emotion with ease and grace.

Chris Stapleton is more than just a singer. He is a songwriter, a musician, a storyteller, and an artist. He is one of the most original and influential voices in country music today

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