Back in 2015, Chris Stapleton took the country world and fans by storm with the release of his debut album, Traveller. What many fans didn't know, however, was that Stapleton had been a well-known and respected name in the music industry for several years, with his songwriting skills becoming renowned by artists of many genres.
  His wheelhouse, unsurprisingly, has always been country so, although many fans think their favorite singers have come up with their own biggest hits, that isn't the case, and often you can find Stapleton's name attached to it instead. Here are 12 popular songs you didn't know were actually written by Chris Stapleton:

12. Never Wanted Anything More -
Kenny Chesney

  "Never Wanted Anything More" was the first single released from Kenny Chesney's 2007 album Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates, and it didn't take long for the song to become a hit. Within eight weeks on the charts, the single reached number one, making it the popular singer's fastest-climbing number one single, and the men behind it were Chris Stapleton along with Ronnie Bowman. The single went on to keep its No. 1 spot for five straight weeks, and always the humble man, Stapleton praised Chesney, saying, "He can take a good song and make it do great things."

11. Drink a Beer - Luke Bryan

  Luke Bryan's "Drink a Beer" was without a doubt the most emotional off of his fourth studio album, 2013's Crash My Party. Many fans thought Bryan had written the song about mourning the sudden loss of someone close as he lost both his siblings in sudden deaths, but Bryan didn't write it at all - Chris Stapleton did along with Jim Beavers.
  Stapleton revealed that Beavers wrote the chorus but it was his idea to make it "a little darker." Stapleton added, "I kind of helped [Beavers] cross the finish line on it, and then we really didn't think much more about it. I think we thought it was a pretty good song. But then Luke took it, and it really brought weight to it when Luke did it because of his family situation. So, once again, it was one of those things where the right artist and the right song turned into something special."

10. Don't Start Lying to Me Now - Joss Stone

  Joss Stone's "Don't Start Lying to Me" Now has a heavier R&B influence than country, which means many were surprised to learn that the track was written by Chris Stapleton. The song appeared on Stone's 2011 album LP1 and is often recognized as one of the most unique in Stapleton's extensive songbook. Stone recorded the album in Nashville, Tennessee in only six days with "Don't Start Lying to Me Now" released as the third single.

9. Your Man - Josh Turner

  2006's "Your Man" has a lot of significance not only for Josh Turner but for the man who wrote it as well, Chris Stapleton. The single was both artist's first number one and was written by Stapleton along with Chris DuBois and Jace Everett. Not only was it the lead single for Turner's album, it was the title track as the singer opted to name his entire album after it.
  "Your Man" was so impressive that it became certified gold and platinum and won Stapleton, DuBois and Everett an award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Stapleton and Turner have quite the working relationship as Turner has recorded some other Stapleton hits including "Lovin' You on My Mind," "Deeper Than My Love" and "Another Try," which features Trisha Yearwood.

8. If It Hadn't Been For Love - Adele

  Before launching his solo career, Chris Stapleton was best known as a member of the bluegrass country band the Steeldrivers. While the Steeldrivers released "If It Hadn't Been For Love" in 2008, it was Adele who brought it to popularity when she released it as a bonus track on her sophomore album 21.
  According to Adele, she was on her tour bus when her bus driver began listening to the song and it instantly grabbed her attention and she immediately wanted to record it. Stapleton admitted that, when his manager first contacted to tell him that a YouTube video of Adele's cover was going viral, he didn't know who she was. He added that he is "thrilled" by Adele's version and said he loves her as both an artist and a singer and said he enjoys hearing what other artists do with the songs he writes.

7. Miles to Go -
Alison Krauss & Union Station

  One listen to Alison Krauss and Union Station's "Miles to Go" and Stapleton fans will instantly here his trademark roots sound with gritty and descriptive lyrics.