Chris Stapleton has become one of the most recognizable artists in country music. After serving as the front man of The SteelDrivers from 2008 to 2010, he embarked on a solo career that has brought him tons of mainstream success.
After releasing his first solo album Traveller, he won the 2015 Country Music Association Awards for Best Male Vocalist, New Artist of the Year, and Album of the Year. He followed that up with four nominations at the Grammys in early 2016, taking home two awards for Best Country Album and Best Country Solo Performance.
Success isn’t new to this established singer/songwriter. The industry has long considered his talents an asset to some of music’s biggest stars. He’s penned numerous chart-topping records… Even if some folks weren’t even aware who was behind the curtain. Over 150 of his songs have appeared on albums by the likes of Kenny Chesney, George Strait Adele, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley.
Here are 10 of his songs that many people don’t know are his:
Adele, “If It Hadn’t Been for Love” (2011)
Adele and The SteelDrivers both released their debut albums in 2008. In 2011, she would bring extra attention to this Stapleton penned gem when she included her cover as a bonus track on her album, 21.