If you like Merle Haggard, then you'll love Chris Stapleton.
What they have in common:
Merle’s the king of story songs, pairing his voice to narratives in classics like “Mama Tried” and “The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde.” With their strong rhythms and snappy rhymes, Merle's songs are typically easy to sing along with, a quality up-and-comer Chris Stapleton seems to emulate.
Once a songwriter, Chris Stapleton recently broke onto the country music scene with his massive hit "Nobody To Blame." Fresh off his GRAMMY Award wins, Stapleton is gearing up for a big night at the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. The bearded belter is up for a total of four awards, including Album Of The Year, Male Vocalist Of The Year, New Male Vocalist Of The Year, and Vocal Event Of The Year.