Country Music Hall Of Fame To Highlight Chris Stapleton In New Exhibit

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will highlight the musical contributions of Chris Stapleton in its latest exhibition, called “Chris Stapleton: Since 1978.”

The exhibit, which opens July 1 and runs through May 14, 2023, will chronicle the course of Stapleton’s multi-faceted musical career, from his Kentucky roots and success as a Nashville songwriter to his rise to stardom as one of country music’s most powerful and unique voices.

Items featured in “Chris Stapleton: Since 1978” include clothing, guitars, awards and other personal artifacts from the dynamic country singer, songwriter and musician.

Some artifact highlights include Stapleton’s 1966 Gibson Trini Lopez Standard electric guitar, used during the recording of his song “Traveller”; Stapleton’s first guitar amplifier, a 1960s Gibson GA-8 Discoverer, which he used extensively, including at performances in the early 2000s; The Pendleton flannel jacket, Dee Cee denim western shirt and Manuel leather vest worn by Stapleton on the album cover of Traveller; and his Waffle House Golden Waffle award.

Stapleton remains a top-selling recording artist and touring act with his band the Honchos and has won several top awards, including 9 Academy of Country Music awards, 14 Country Music Association awards and 8 Grammys.

(Photo: UMG Nashville)

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