Chris Stapleton is the top winner at the ACM Awards, performs “Think I’m In Love With You” with Dua Lipa

Chris Stapleton is the top winner at the ACM Awards, performs “Think I’m In Love With You” with Dua Lipa

May 20, 2024 — 19x ACM Award-winner Chris Stapleton was the top winner at the 59th Annual ACM Awards with four winsAlbum of the Year (Higher, as artist and producer), Male Artist of the Year and Artist-Songwriter of the Year. Stapleton also performed his song, “Think I’m In Love With You,” with surprise special guest Dua Lipa during the live show. Watch/share HERE

The awards add to yet another landmark year for Stapleton, who took home two awards at the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards, collaborated with Slash (“Oh Well”) and George Strait (“Honky Tonk Hall of Fame”) and released a version of Tom Petty’s “I Should Have Known It” for the forthcoming Tom Petty tribute album. He also recently returned to NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” for the third time as musical guest and performed on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “The Jennifer Hudson Show.”

The recent appearances celebrate Stapleton’s new album, Higher, which was released this past fall to overwhelming critical acclaim (Mercury Nashville, stream/purchase here). Produced by Dave CobbMorgane Stapleton and Chris Stapleton, the album was recorded at Nashville’s RCA Studio A and landed on several “Best of 2023” lists including Rolling StoneBillboardEsquireVulture and many more. 

Known for his electric live performances, the 10x GRAMMY, 16x CMA and 19x ACM Award-winner is in the midst of his extensive “All-American Road Show,” which includes upcoming stops at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl (two nights), Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena (two nights), Philadelphia’s Freedom Mortgage Pavilion and Arlington’s Globe Life Field as well as dates across the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. He will also join George Strait for several stadium shows this year. See below for complete tour itinerary.

One of the country’s most respected and beloved musicians, Stapleton was named Entertainer of the Year at last year’s 58th ACM Awards—resulting in a prestigious ACM Triple Crown Award—and was named Male Vocalist of the Year for the seventh time at the 57th CMA Awards this past fall, breaking his own record for most wins ever in the category. Additionally, he performed the National Anthem at 2023’s Super Bowl LVII and has collaborated in recent years with Adele, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Justin Timberlake, P!nk, Sheryl Crow, Santana and many more. 

Higher follows 2020’s acclaimed Starting Over, which won three awards at the 67th Annual GRAMMYs: Best Country Album, Best Country Solo Performance (“You Should Probably Leave”) and Best Country Song (“Cold”) in addition to earning Album of the Year honors at both the CMA and ACM Awards. Called a “a sure-footed masterpiece” by the Associated Press, the album landed on “Best of 2020” lists at NPR Music, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Esquire, Vulture, The Tennessean and The New York Times, who declared, “Chris Stapleton’s roar isn’t designed to scare you off. It’s regal, an announcement of an alpha figure asserting his primacy…on this, his fourth album, the thrill is back.” Prior to Starting Over, Stapleton released a pair of Platinum-certified releases in 2017—From A Room: Volume 1 and From A Room: Volume 2—as well as his x5 Platinum breakthrough solo debut album in 2015, Traveller

In addition to their work as musicians, the Stapletons are founders of the Outlaw State of Kind charitable fund, which supports a variety of causes that are close to their heart. Stapleton also recently unveiled his new Traveller Whiskey, a first-of-its-kind collaboration created in partnership with Buffalo Trace Distillery’s Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley. 

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