Eight-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton will be celebrated with a new Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibit beginning in July.
"Chris Stapleton is a powerful and emotive singer, a prolific and poetic songwriter and a skilled and expressive guitar player," said Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum CEO Kyle Young. "His rise as a successful artist may have seemed instantaneous to many, but he has been a force in country music for more than 20 years – whether writing hit songs for other country artists or contributing to studio recordings. Throughout it all, he has maintained his own unique perspective by staying true to his authentic self and artistic vision, and he continues to open the door to country music for new fans across generations and genres."
The exhibit is titled "Chris Stapleton: Since 1978" and presented by Ram Trucks. It runs through mid-May.
The Hall and Museum will showcase clothing, guitars, awards and other personal artifacts from Stapleton's two-decade-long career. These include his 1966 Gibson Trini Lopez Standard electric guitar, used while recording his song "Traveller." The Pendleton flannel jacket, Dee Cee denim western shirt and Manuel leather vest worn by Stapleton on the album cover that shared the single's title will also be featured. Plus, the 1960s Gibson GA-8 Discoverer amplifier he used in performances in the early 2000s will be shown.
"Traveller," Stapleton's 2015 debut album, was inspired by an 11-day road trip he took after his father's death. The 14-time Country Music Association winner wrote the album's title song during a cross-country journey he took in a 1979 Jeep Cherokee that his wife, Morgane, had purchased for him in Arizona. Recording the album at Nashville's iconic RCA Studio A with co-producer Dave Cobb allowed Stapleton to evolve his now-renowned blues-influenced style.
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