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Even Adele Fell In Love With Chris Stapleton's Music And Here's Proof!

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Chris stapleton Songs | Even Adele Fell In Love With Chris Stapleton's Music And Here's Proof! | Country Music Videos
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Although Adele and Chris Stapleton seem like completely different people, the two have a lot more in common than people would think. 

Right now, both Adele and Chris are tearing up the charts, and are arguably two of the biggest names in the music industry.

Even though Chris was relatively unknown prior to his much talked about CMA performance with Justin Timberlake, he has been quietly working behind the scenes in Nashville as a songwriter. He's penned hits for some of the biggest names in country music, and was also co-wrote a song for who else but Adele herself.

 "If It Hadn't Been For Love," was co-written by Chris and his fellow SteelDrivers bandmate Mike Henderson. Adele heard the song for the first time while on a U.S. tour in 2008, when the bus driver put on the SteelDriver's album featuring the tune.

Mike says in an interview with Nashville Scene that he owes that bus driver a huge thank you, because Adele loved the song so much that she decided to record it herself:

“… he played the SteelDrivers record for her, and she fell in love with that song, and had her band learn it, and they started doing it. … But I do not know who the bus driver was. And if I could ever find out, I owe him at least a good steak dinner, a bottle of good whiskey or something.”

Adele went on to release her rendition of the song on her highly successful 2011 album, 21. 

You can listen to Adele's version of "If It Hadn't Been For Love" in the clip below, along with the SteelDriver's original version of the song, featuring Chris Stapleton. 

We're so glad that Chris is finally getting the recognition he deserves as both a singer and a songwriter!

LYRICS BELOW

Never woulda hitch hiked to Birmingham
If it hadn't been for love
Never woulda caught the train to Louisiana
If it hadn't been for love
Never woulda run through the blindin' rain
Without one dollar to my name
If it hadn't been
If it hadn't been for love

Never woulda seen the trouble that I'm in
If it hadn't been for love
Woulda been gone like a wayward wind
If it hadn't been for love
Nobody knows it better than me
I wouldn't be wishing I was free
If it hadn't been
If it hadn't been for love

Four cold walls against my will
At least I know he's lying still
Four cold walls without parole
Lord have mercy on my soul

Never woulda gone to that side of town
If it hadn't been for love
Never woulda took a mind to track him down
If it hadn't been for love
Never woulda loaded up a forty four
Put myself behind a jail house door
If it hadn't been
If it hadn't been for love

Four cold walls against my will
At least I know he's lying still
Four cold walls without parole
Lord have mercy on my soul

Never woulda hitch hiked to Birmingham
If it hadn't been for love
Never woulda caught the train to Louisiana
If it hadn't been for love
Never woulda loaded up a forty four
Put myself behind a jail house door
If it hadn't been
If it hadn't been for love
If it hadn't been
If it hadn't been for love
If it hadn't been
If it hadn't been for love

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