Chris Stapleton Doesn’t Worry About Expectations – He Focuses on Making Music

Chris Stapleton Doesn’t Worry About Expectations – He Focuses on Making Music

Since Chris Stapleton‘s debut album Traveller was released in 2015, he has become a country music superstar.

A lot of fans were first exposed to Chris in a major way when he performed “Tennessee Whiskey” on the 2015 CMA Awards with Justin Timberlake.

It was that year Chris won CMA Album, Male Vocalist and New Artist Of The Year. He did the same at the ACM Awards as well, with his “Nobody To Blame” also taking home the ACM Award for Song Of The Year.

Since then, Chris has released 3 more albums (From A Room: Volume 1, From A Room: Volume 2, Starting Over) while becoming a mainstay on country radio with hits like “Broken Halos,” “Starting Over,” and his current single “You Should Probably Leave.”

Just a few weeks ago he added to his trophy collection with 4 more wins at the 2021 CMA Awards.

With all those accolades, Chris is more determined than ever to make sure he always focuses on making the best music he can, “I think it’s perfectly human that you become aware of expectations as you go long, but I very much try to ignore them. Either my own or anybody else’s of what something should be musically. Because I’m not sure that’s a healthy space to be making music in…not in a good way anyway.”

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