Chris Stapleton Sings “Come Back Song,” The #1 Single He Wrote With Darius Rucker

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Chris Stapleton Wrote Tons Of Hit Songs For Other Country Stars

Although Chris Stapleton’s popularity exploded following his performance at the CMA Awards in 2015, he was already a respected member of the country music community. He became a go-to songwriter, and penned many hits for big-name artists throughout the 2000s and 2010s.

Just a few of the many songs Stapleton wrote for other singers include George Strait’s “Love’s Gonna Make It Alright,” Kenny Chesney’s “Never Wanted Nothing More,” and Luke Bryan’s “Drink a Beer.”

Although he didn’t launch his solo career until releasing Traveller in 2015, Stapleton also performed his own songs.

Cover art for the Chris Stapleton album "Traveller." He co-wrote the track "Come Back Song" with Darius Rucker, and Darius recorded it.
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But instead of singing for packed arenas, he performed at songwriters festivals and other small events. During such performances, he shared his own renditions of the hits he wrote for other artists.

Did You Know That Chris Co-Wrote A Darius Rucker Hit?

Back in 2013, Stapleton stopped by to visit the Portland, Oregon radio station 98.7 The Bull. He delivered a performance in their Bing Lounge, and opted to sing a #1 single he co-wrote with Darius Rucker.

That single was “Come Back Song,” which Rucker released in 2010. He and Stapleton co-wrote the breakup tune with songwriter Casey Beathard.

In addition to topping the Hot Country Songs chart, “Come Back Song” became a crossover success. It peaked at the 37th spot on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100.

Three years later, Stapleton gladly shared the song while visiting The Bull. He briefly introduced the tune:

I’ve been fortunate enough to write a few hits for some people…it’s allowed me to make a living doing what I did a long time for free…but this is the song that I wrote with and for, Darius Rucker,” he said.

From there, Chris Stapleton moved into an acoustic performance of “Come Back Song.”

Watch Chris Stapleton Sing “Come Back Song” Himself

With nothing more than the sound of his guitar to back him up, Stapleton’s voice carried the entire song. His performance got more passionate as it continued.

No matter how many times you’ve heard Chris Stapleton sing before, this performance will surely amaze you. His talent knows no bounds!

Just two years after this performance, Stapleton had his breakout moment at the 2015 CMA Awards and became a country superstar overnight. He is now respected worldwide as a talented songwriter and singer. He will always be remembered as an influential figure in country music history.