So, ‘Traveller’ put Chris Stapleton on the map and you wept tears of joy at his appearance at the C2C Festival back in 2016 but did you know that Chris has been writing songs for other Nashville artists for years.
Our playlist this week showcases some of the the other songs that Stapleton has written for other artists. What’s clearly obvious, from his work with the likes of Rascal Flatts and Thomas Rhett is that he has a groovy, cheeky side that he likes to keep hidden from fans of his solo work. As a solo artist he is a serious and intense performer but writing for other people allows his to breath a little and bring out a more playful, light hearted and sometimes (in the case of ‘Cigarette’) downright sexy persona!!! Who would have thunk it!??
These songs are just the tip of the iceberg – a Wikipedia search will reveal lots of other songs Stapleton has written for Nashville’s great and good. One thing is clear – Stapleton is a prolific writer and can work in many different styles.