Did You Know Chris Stapleton Used To Be In A Rock Band?
Fans of Chris Stapleton may have heard his early work with The SteelDrivers, but have you heard his rock n' roll sounds?
Chris Stapleton is out with a new album next week. His highly anticipated fourth studio album Starting Over is Due out Nov. 13. The album features 14 tracks, three in which have been released prior to the album drop. While we eagerly await new music from The Stapleton, lets take stroll through his earlier work.
Chris Stapleton is one of those artists who could sing the dictionary, and it would still be mind blowing. With three studio albums, The Stapleton has graced us with plenty of quality country. Extend his reach via his songwriting, and he's graced country music with mega hits, like "Crash And Burn" by Thomas Rhett, "Drink A Beer" by Luke Bryan, "Never Wanted Nothing More" by Kenny Chesney, and "Love's Gonna Make It Alright" by King George Strait. A personal favorite from this author is a song that was penned my Chris and recorded by Josh Turner titled, "Another Try." A demo cut of the song, with Stapleton on vocals surfaced on YouTube over a year ago.
The list of Stapleton penned songs goes on, you can see more here from The Boot.
Chris Stapleton fronted a bluegrass band called The SteelDrivers for two albums. "Midnight Train To Memphis" was released as a part of his From A Room: Volume 2 record. But fans may remember the track from The SteelDrivers self-titled debut record. Stapleton would depart from the band after their second album Reckless.
After the SteelDrivers, Stapleton took his sound to a new level, fronting the group Jompson Brothers. They only put out one self-titled record, which features Stapleton on vocals and guitar. The group had a heavy southern rock sound. Tracks like "Motor Runnin'," "Ride My Rocket" and "Secret Weapon" show off his full, rock n' roll sound. The final track on the record "Barely Alive" displays where Stapleton's solo sound would take him.
Early Chris Stapleton Must Hear Records:
- The SteelDrivers - The SteelDrivers (2008)
- The SteelDrivers - Reckless (2010)
- The Jompson Brothers - The Jompson Brothers (2010)
So Chris Stapleton fans, if you didn't already know, now you have another three records worth of music to enjoy featuring the big signature sound of The Stapleton.