Christopher Alvin Stapleton (born April 15, 1978) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He has co-written six country number-one songs including the five-week number-one "Never Wanted Nothing More" recorded by Kenny Chesney, "Love's Gonna Make It Alright" recorded by George Strait, "Drink a Beer" recorded by Luke Bryan and "Come Back Song" recorded by Darius Rucker. Over 150 of Stapleton's songs have appeared on albums by such artists as Adele, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley. Among other artists, he has co-written with Vince Gill, Peter Frampton and Sheryl Crow.
After serving as the frontman of bluegrass group The SteelDrivers from 2008 to 2010, Stapleton released his debut studio album Traveller in 2015, which reached number one on the US Billboard 200 and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Among several accolades, it won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album at the 58th annual ceremony and the Academy of Country Music Award for Album of the Year. His second studio album, From A Room: Volume 1, was released on May 5, 2017, and gave him his second Country Music Association Award for Album of the Year. It will be followed by Volume 2 on December 1. Stapleton's music styles include Southern rock and bluegrass.