Chris Stapleton’s Tours Have Become a Family Affair: “That’s Always Been the Goal”

Chris Stapleton’s Tours Have Become a Family Affair: “That’s Always Been the Goal”

Earlier this month, Chris Stapleton revealed during his concert at Madison Square Garden that he and wife Morgane are expecting their fifth child in 2019. Chris and Morgane also have twins sons who are eight months old and a son and daughter around ages 6 and 8.

For an artist who headlined more than 50 shows in 2018 with his wife by his side, Chris’ tours have become a family affair—both literally and figuratively—which bodes well for everyone involved, including the upcoming addition to the Stapleton clan.

“You know, our kids go on the road, my in-laws go on the road, my mom goes on the road when she feels like coming, and so we carry a good bit of actual family,” says Chris to Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown. “As an extension of that, I consider Derek [Mixon on drums] and J.T. [Cure on bass] to be family members, you know, the guys in the band, and all the guys in the crew. I want everybody to feel like they are family. We try to approach things that way. That’s always been the goal with me anytime.”

Chris and his touring family will have some downtime over the next couple of months before heading to the U.K. and Ireland in March. Chris will also perform in honor of Dolly Parton at 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year gala on Feb. 8.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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