Chris Stapleton, nominated for New Male Vocalist Of The Year
What You Need To Know: This year, Chris Stapleton is nominated for four ACM Awards in the wake of his hugely successful debut album, Traveller, which also won two 2016 GRAMMY Awards. (One for "Best Country Album" and another for "Best Country Solo Performance.")
One could say songwriting has always been his forte, seeing as the Kentucky native has written hits for Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Darius Rucker, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, LeeAnn Womack, and Alan Jackson—and that's not even half of it. Chris' transition from under-the-radar singer/songwriter to GRAMMY Award-winning country artist has been incredible to watch because it's not everyday a performer can balance hitting the high notes and fiddling with that southern twang so effortlessly.
Listen To: Traveller (2015)