Chris Stapleton Gets Exhibition at Country Music Hall of Fame


Country music legend Chris Stapleton is getting honored by the Country Music Hall of Fame with his own exhibition.

Chris Stapleton: Since 1978 Will Run For 10 Months

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will highlight the musical contributions of Chris Stapleton in its newest exhibition, Chris Stapleton: Since 1978, presented by Ram Trucks. The exhibit, will open July 1st and runs through May 14, 2023. The exhibit will chronicle the course of Stapleton’s multi-faceted musical career. The displays starts from his Kentucky roots then onto his success as a Nashville songwriter to his rise to stardom. 

Stapleton has collaborated with artists ranging from Country Music Hall of Fame member Bobby Bare and rock guitarist, Carlos Santana. The collaborations also include singles with pop stars Justin Timberlake and P!nk. Before his breakout success in 2015 with his quadruple-platinum album Traveller, he proved his musical mettle for more than a decade as an in-demand songwriter in Nashville. 


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“Chris Stapleton is a powerful and emotive singer, a prolific and poetic songwriter, and a skilled and expressive guitar player;” states 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. Also, he continues to open the door to country music for new fans across generations and genres.”

The Exhibition Will Feature Exclusive Items

Items featured in Chris Stapleton: Since 1978 include clothing, guitars, awards, and other personal artifacts from Stapleton. 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. These are just a few examples, as there will be plenty more! For more information about the exhibition and buy your tickets, click here.


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