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Tuesday, January 5, 2016
– Chris Stapleton's dizzying success since winning three CMA awards in November continues as he will be the musical guest of Saturday Night Live on Jan. 16.
Actor Adam Driver, who plays Kylo Ren in the new "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" movie, will be the guest host for the show, NBC announced via Tweet this afternoon.
Stapleton released his certified RIAA Gold debut solo album, "Traveller," which is nominated for Album of the Year and Best Country Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. Stapleton also received nominations for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance (for the album's title track) at the Grammy Awards, which will be broadcast live on CBS from L.A.'s Staples Center on Monday, Feb, 15.
Stapleton was the surprise winner of three Country Music Association awards in November, which gave his sales a huge boost.
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There is no bigger artist in country music today, perhaps even in American music, than Chris Stapleton. His appeal reaches beyond just the commercial country fans for his gritty bluesy approach. 2015's "Traveller" set a high bar, which was met by this year's release of "From A Room: Volume 1," which won Album of the Year in the 51st CMA Awards. Stapleton also garnered the Male Vocalist of the Year for his second time. Now seven months after that release, "From ...
Chris Stapleton is one of those artists you've heard without ever realizing it. That's because of his acclaim as a songwriter with such hits as Luke Bryan's "Drink a Beer," Josh Turner's "Your Man," Darius Rucker's "Come Back Song" and Kenny Chesney's "Never Wanted Nothing More." He also had a successful stint as lead singer of the driving bluegrass band The SteelDrivers (Adele recorded one of their songs, which he co-wrote as ...