The Best Artists Like Chris Stapleton

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For the record, nobody sounds exactly like Chris Stapleton. The legendary Grammy Award-winning country musician is an industry GOAT whose exceptional songwriting skills and powerful tenor vocals are unmatched. Chris Stapleton effortlessly blends bluegrass with soul and Southern rock while remaining true to his Kentucky roots. As the son of a coal miner, Chris Stapleton channels his family's work ethic into his entire discography and live performances, as well as his extensive writing credits for legacy artists Kenny Chesney, Adele, George Strait, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan, Josh Turner, and even Taylor Swift. It's no surprise that Chris Stapleton has won a wide range of awards throughout the past decade, including fourteen CMA Awards, ten ACM Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, and eight Grammy Awards. 

Overall, Chris Stapleton is one of the greatest singer-songwriters of our generation, and it's easy to listen to his incredible repertoire on repeat. However, for those who would like to branch outside of Chris Stapleton's discography, we've included a list of ten musicians who share similar artistry and musical qualities with him. Vote below for the best male singers and bands like Chris Stapleton, and vote down the artists whose music fails to hold a candle to Chris Stapleton's top records. 

  • Sturgill Simpson
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    John Sturgill Simpson (born June 8, 1978) is an American country music singer-songwriter. As of August 2017, he has released three albums as a solo artist. He released two albums independently, High Top Mountain in 2013 and Metamodern Sounds in Country Music in 2014. His second album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Americana Album, listed 18th on Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2014," and named among "NPR's 50 Favorite Albums of 2014." His third studio album, A Sailor's Guide to Earth, was released on Atlantic Records and was Simpson's first major-label release, later earning him Best Country Album at the 59th Grammy Awards while also being nominated for Album of the Year.
  • Billy Currington
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    William Matthew Currington (born November 19, 1973) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Signed to Mercury Records Nashville in 2003, he has released six studio albums for the label: his self-titled debut (2003), Doin' Somethin' Right (2005), Little Bit of Everything (2008), Enjoy Yourself (2010), We Are Tonight (2013), and most recently Summer Forever (2015). These six albums have produced 18 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, including 11 number one hits: "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right", "Good Directions", "People Are Crazy", "That's How Country Boys Roll", "Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer", "Let Me Down Easy", "Hey Girl", "We Are ...more
  • Tyler Childers
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    Tyler Childers (born June 21, 1991) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He released his breakout album titled Purgatory in August 2017. The album was produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson and recorded at The Butcher Shoppe in Nashville. Simpson also played guitar and sang backing vocals on the album, with Miles Miller on drums, Stuart Duncan on fiddle and Russ Paul on other instruments. It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart, No. 17 on the Country albums chart and No. 4 on the Americana/Folk albums chart.
  • Luke Combs
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    7 votes
    Luke Albert Combs (born March 2, 1990) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Born and raised in North Carolina, Combs began performing as a child, most notably performing at Carnegie Hall. After dropping out of college to pursue a career in music, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he released his debut extended play, The Way She Rides, in 2014. In 2017, Combs released his debut album, This One's for You, which reached number four on the Billboard 200. Combs released his second album, What You See Is What You Get, on November 8, 2019. The album topped the charts in multiple territories, becoming his first to do so. A deluxe version of the album was released on October 23, ...more
  • Zac Brown Band
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    Zac Brown Band is an American country band based in Atlanta, Georgia. The lineup consists of Zachary Alexander "Zac" Brown (lead vocals, guitar), Jimmy De Martini (fiddle, vocals), John Driskell Hopkins (bass guitar, guitar, baritone guitar, banjo, ukulele, upright bass, vocals), Coy Bowles (guitar, keyboards), Chris Fryar (drums), Clay Cook (guitar, keyboards, mandolin, steel guitar, vocals), Matt Mangano (bass guitar), and Daniel de los Reyes (percussion). The band has released six studio albums along with two live albums, one greatest-hits album, and two extended plays. They have also 16 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs or Country Airplay chart, of which 13 have reached number ...more
  • Jason Aldean
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    15 votes
    Jason Aldine Williams (born February 28, 1977), known professionally as Jason Aldean, is an American country music singer. Since 2005, Jason Aldean has been signed to Broken Bow Records, a record label for which he has released eight albums and 24 singles. His 2010 album, My Kinda Party, is certified quadruple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His 2012 album Night Train is certified double-platinum, while his 2005 self-titled debut, 2007 album Relentless, 2009 album Wide Open, 2014 album Old Boots, New Dirt are all certified platinum. Of his singles, 19 have reached number one on either the Hot Country Songs or Country Airplay charts with "Why", "She's ...more