Kentucky’s Chris Stapleton wins two Grammy Awards
Los Angeles, California (WTVQ) – Kentucky native Chris Stapleton won two Grammy Awards on Monday night at the 58th annual ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The country music star from Staffordsville in Johnson County won Best Country Album of the Year for ‘Traveller.’ He also won a Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance for ‘Traveller,’ which was awarded before the national telecast.
“This is something you never ever dream of, so I’m super grateful for it,” he said during his acceptance speech before recognizing the album’s producer Dave Cobb, his label, his family and fellow musicians. Stapleton also shouted out Taylor Swift for “glitter bombing’ him.
He was also nominated for Best Country Song and Album of the Year. He was not eligible for Best New Artist because he was previously nominated when he was with the bluegrass group, the ‘Steeldrivers.’
Despite his new solo success, Stapleton is a country veteran. He’s written more than 170 hits over the past 15-years for some of the biggest names in country music, including number one radio hits for Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett.
Look for Stapleton to receive more honors in April at the 2016 ACM Awards. He’s nominated for New Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year, Vocal Event of the year for his collaboration with Gary Allan on “Hangover Tonight,” and Male Vocalist of the Year.