Country star Chris Stapleton writes heartfelt words to his wife, Morgane, in honor of 15 years of marriage.
Stapleton took to social media to share a series of black and white photos alongside his sweet message. These images showcase their strong connection and love for one another through various behind-the-scenes moments.
His caption read, “15 years. I love you more today than I ever have. Happy anniversary, Morgane!”
Music has always been and continues to be a huge part of both of their lives. They even credit music for bringing them together. Stapleton and Morgane first met in 2003 while working in adjacent Nashville Publishing companies and tied the knot a few years later in 2007.
Morgane has previously admitted to hanging around the publishing office more than necessary, in hopes of running into her singer-songwriter crush. Her persistence eventually paid off because one day, Stapleton asked her to join him in a late-night songwriting session. They now label that night as their first date, meaning that invitation from Stapleton was the official start of their love story. Together, they currently live in Nashville, TN and have five children.
Morgane is often seen singing either backup or beside her husband on stage, but fans may be surprised to know that she once pursued music as a solo artist. In 2003, she was known as Morgane Hayes and had a recording contract with Arista Nashville.
She is also a songwriter whose credits include “Don’t Forget To Remember Me,” recorded by Carrie Underwood, “Liars Lie,” recorded by Lee Ann Womack, “Talk Is Cheap,” recorded by Alan Jackson, “You Ain’t Right,” recorded by LeAnn Rimes, and many more.
Now that they she’s married and shows nothing for support for her husband, their musical talents still get to shine together both on and off the stage. So in addition to being romantic partners, they are also an incredibly talented musical duo.
Morgane has also played important roles in the album-making process for the GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter, starting with his 2015 solo debut, Traveller.
Earlier this year, The couple appeared on 60 Minutes alongside Stapleton’s longtime producer Dave Cobb, who opened up about Chris and Morgane’s unique musical connection.
“I mean, a big part of the sound to me is those two singing together,” Cobb shared. “Very few people in the world could keep up with him. And she certainly can.”
Chris Stapleton will wrap up his extended All American Road Show on Oct. 28 in Houston, TX with special guests Morgan Wade and Elle King. Next spring, he will hit the road in support of George Strait’s six-date stadium tour, which begins May 6 in Glendale, AZ. They’ll hit Seattle, Denver, Milwaukee and Nashville before wrapping up in Tampa on August 5.
“I love doing these shows with George about as much as I like doing anything. There’s nothing to compare it to,” Stapleton shared exclusively with Billboard. “So many of his songs are in the ethos of what country music is. Playing these shows together is a great experience all the way around.”