It's no question that Chris Stapleton is one of the most talented musicians in the world, and I'd argue he's number one. Doesn't matter what type of music you enjoy listening to, Chris is a true triple threat between his voice, ability to make women quake with an acoustic, and honestly his greatest talent if you ask me, his song writing. If you're unaware of why it took Chris so long to "burst" onto the scene it's because he was making some damn good music with his former band, The Steeldrivers and writing songs for everyone else in Nashville. Stapleton left The Steeldrivers in 2010 to "start a family," and just so happened to strap a rocket to his back and become the biggest star in country music. Talent does pay off, but so does writing hits for the likes of Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker, P!nk, Adele, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw and Josh Turner for years. Yes, he's repurposed some of these songs over the years on his own albums (Whiskey and You from Tim McGraw's Let It Go album), but when you listen to Stapleton sings these songs, you an just tell they were meant for him. Light the fireplace, grab your lady, a stiff drink and enjoy.
-The Inn Keeper