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Eight-Time Grammy Award Winning Singer-Songwriter Chris Stapleton Renews Global Publishing Deal With Warner Chappell Music

September 13, 2022

By admin_wmg

Acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Chris Stapleton, has renewed his global publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music (WCM). One of music’s most beloved and respected voices, Stapleton has amassed 10 RIAA-certified platinum singles, eight GRAMMY Awards, 14 CMA Awards, eight ACM Awards, and billions of streams. He was just nominated for another five CMA awards and, earlier this year, swept all three of his nominations at the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards, winning Best Country Album for Starting Over, Best Country Song for “Cold,” and Best Country Solo Performance for “You Should Probably Leave” – which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs charts.

Chris Stapleton said: “Ben Vaughn and the Warner Chappell Music team have been wonderful partners to me and my music over the past eight years. I look forward to our continued relationship.”

Ben Vaughn, President & CEO, WCM Nashville said: “Chris Stapleton is a once-in-a-lifetime talent. The way he crafts lyrics set against his rhythms makes you literally feel the music. We believe his music will live on for generations and we couldn’t be more honored to continue working with such a timeless songwriter and artist.”

Born and raised in Kentucky, Chris Stapleton first burst onto the scene in 2015 with his 5x platinum debut album, Traveller, which includes the RIAA diamond single, “Tennessee Whiskey.” Stapleton has penned countless hits, including his 3x RIAA multi-platinum song “Broken Halos,” his 2x RIAA-certified platinum single “Parachute,” and Justin Timberlake’s 3x RIAA-certified platinum single “Say Something.” He also co-wrote “If It Hadn’t Been for Love,” which was covered by Adele for her 2011 blockbuster album, 21. Throughout his career, Stapleton has collaborated with music industry legends and hitmakers across all genres, including Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Peter Frampton, Sheryl Crow, Ed Sheeran, Vince Gill, George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, and Tim McGraw.

Stapleton is currently headlining his “All-American Road Show” tour. He is represented by his managers Coran Capshaw, Zach Peters, and Clay Hunt (Red Light Management) as well as his attorney Chip Petree (Ritholz Levy Fields).