Chris Stapleton, country's 'baddest voice,' defies categories

April 17, 2015 3:17 PM

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Singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton started drawing attention almost immediately when he first surfaced almost a decade ago as the lead singer and chief songwriter for the Nashville-based progressive bluegrass band the SteelDrivers.

Bluegrass had always been known for singers who could create the "high lonesome sound" that stretched back to the man widely acknowledged as its first and most important star, Bill Monroe.

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