April 15: Raise a toast to Chris Stapleton OTD in GenX history

April 15 — Cake, candles, and some whiskey to wash it down …

Chris Stapleton (1978) turns 43 today. A hidden gem in country music until just a few years ago, Stapleton was a prolific songwriter until he finally started recording on his own in 2015. He’s written or co-written more than 160 country songs, including six that hit no. 1 on the country charts, all for some names we may recognize — George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Josh Turner, and Luke Bryan among them.