LIVE@CMA: CHRIS STAPLETON

LIVE@CMA: CHRIS STAPLETON
Chris Stapleton, middle, with CMA staff after performing at a Live@CMA event on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 in Nashville. (l-r) Ben Bennett, CMA Director of Digital Strategy; Brandi Simms, CMA Director of Membership and Balloting; Staplenton; Brenden Oliver, Coordinator of Membership and Balloting; and Scott Frans, CMA Digital Project Manager

Chris Stapleton, middle, with CMA staff after performing at a Live@CMA event on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 in Nashville. (l-r) Ben Bennett, CMA Director of Digital Strategy; Brandi Simms, CMA Director of Membership and Balloting; Staplenton; Brenden Oliver, Coordinator of Membership and Balloting; and Scott Frans, CMA Digital Project Manager

Mercury Records artist Chris Stapleton stopped by CMA recently for an intimate, acoustic Live@CMA performance on the release of his debut single, “What Are You Listening To?

Stapleton, a native of Staffordsville, Ky. is the son of a coal miner and is currently on tour through October with stops across the eastern and midwestern US.

He moved to Nashville in 2001 as a songwriter, and has had four No. 1 hits for George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker and Josh Turner, and plenty of other hits by some of Country’s top stars.

Below are photos from his recent Live@CMA performance and a recent clip of Stapleton performing “What Are You Listening To?” for a Bing showcase.