Morgane Stapleton opens up about her unique role in hubby Chris’ career AP Images
Chris Stapleton, left, and Morgane Stapleton arrive at the 49th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Chris Stapleton will be the first to admit that much of his success is due to his lovely wife, Morgane. In fact every time he steps on an award show stage to say thank you (and he’s been doing that quite a lot lately) the first person he thanks is his wife. And he does that every, single time.

While it’s pretty standard for stars to thank their wives, few have the resume Morgane does as she co-wrote Carrie Underwood’s smash hit “Don’t Forget To Remember Me” and once had a record deal of her own with Arista Nashville. While her deal didn’t quite pan out, Morgane only sees that as a blessing.

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“I’m supposed to be doing what I’m doing right now. It was always supposed to lead here,” she told “Billboard Magazine.” “I support Chris. I get to do what I love, he gets to do what he loves and we get to do it together. That means more than anything.”

The “here” Morgane is referring to is by her husband’s side in everything he does. No matter if it’s family, friends or music, they do it all together. When Chris was in bands the Steeldrivers or the Jompson Brothers, she respected the makeup of the band but as a solo artist, it’s the two of them against the world.

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She added, “When he [got offered] this [solo] record deal at Universal, it was almost like from that moment on we made decisions together. From me singing with him, or picking songs, or deciding what gigs to go play, we’re just figuring it all out and we’re doing it together.”

Based in Chicago but often in Nashville, Ken Churilla is a contributor for Rare Country. Follow him @KenChurilla and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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