Chris Stapleton Exhibit To Open In Country Music Hall Of Fame

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Chris Stapleton is getting a new exhibit in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Set to open in a few weeks, the attraction aims to chronicle the “Tennessee Whiskey” artist’s career, stemming from his life in Kentucky to his booming career as a Nashville singer-songwriter.

Chris Stapleton: Since 1978, presented by Ram Trucks will open on July 1 and run through May 14, 2023. When announcing the upcoming exhibit on Wednesday (June 15), the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum noted Stapleton’s dynamic skills as a musician and fan-favorite solo work as well as collaborations with legendary artists (including Bobby Bare, Carlos Santana, Justin Timberlake, P!nk and more). Stapleton built his career as a songwriter — including for Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Lee Ann Womack and others throughout his career — before releasing his breakout album in 2015.

“Chris Stapleton is a powerful and emotive singer, a prolific and poetic songwriter and a skilled and expressive guitar player,” said Kyle Young, chief executive officer for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “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.”

Some of the items that will be featured in the museum exhibit include the electric guitar Stapleton used while recording “Traveller,” his first amplifier, wardrobe pieces and more. Learn more about Stapleton and about the upcoming exhibit here.