Stapleton began her career in 1992, creating the tune of the song 'I Will Someday' for 'Super Grit Cowboy Band' member Curtis Wright. However, it was not a full-fledged start for her. Initially, Stapleton performed along with her sister and also pursued songwriting.
Stapleton was uncomfortable in performing on stage, in front of a huge audience, so she started focusing on songwriting.
Back then, Stapleton worked as a demo recording singer, earning $60 for a song. To her surprise, she later discovered that the rate for the job was actually $125! Stapleton eventually landed a chance as a backup singer in Lee Ann Womack's road band.
By 2003, Morgane had a songwriting contract with 'Sea Gayle Music' and cracked a record deal with 'Arista Nashville Records.' However, none of her work with 'Arista' released. She was then released from her contract.
She wrote songs, along with Byron Hill and Darrell Hayes, for the 2004 album 'Ramblings.' In the subsequent years, she wrote 'Down In The Valley' for the albums of 'Mountain Heart' and Claire Lynch; 'Somewhere Else To Fall' for Alecia Nugent’s 'A Little Girl...A Big Four-Lane'; and 'Liars Lie' for Lee Ann Womack’s 'Country Strong.'
Morgane tasted success in 2005, when she was asked to write the songs and background vocal credits for 'Don't Forget to Remember Me' from Carrie Underwood’s 'Some Hearts.' Two years later, she co-wrote the song 'We Tried' from Trisha Yearwood’s 'Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love,' which was her first project with her singer-songwriter husband, Chris Stapleton.
Morgane subsequently wrote more songs with Chris. These are'Stop Cheatin' On Me' from Kellie Pickler’s '100 Proof' (2011), 'Talk is Cheap' from Alan Jackson’s 'Thirty Miles West' (2012), 'You Ain't Right' for LeAnn Rimes’ 'Spitfire' (2013), 'Hell Bent On A Heartache' for Guy Clark’s 'My Favorite Picture of You' (2013), and 'Ain't Got Nothin' On My Pain' for Reba McEntire’s 'Stronger Than the Truth' (2019).
She helped Chris for his debut solo album after 'The SteelDrivers' and 'The Jompson Brothers' fizzled out. His debut, 'Traveller,' was a huge commercial and critical success. The highlight in most of Chris’ live shows was the intense version of the country standard 'You Are My Sunshine' that he had worked on along with Morgane.
From 2015, Morgane has worked extensively with Chris. Apart from his debut album, she has provided background vocals for his other albums, 'Outlaw: Celebrating the music of Waylon Jennings' and 'From a Room': Volume 1 and 2.
Morgane and Chris were the featuring artists on the song 'Amanda' from 'Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams' (2017).
She has guest artist credits for 'The Climb' by Jessi Alexander, 'Look at Us' by John Prine, and 'Only Blood' by Angaleena Presley.
She owns a turquoise jewelry business, 'Tennessee Turquoise Co.' in Leiper’s Fork.
Family & Personal Life
Morgane met Chris in 2003 when they were working at adjacent publishing houses in Nashville. The two would often hang out in the office to know each other better.
Chris then finally asked Stapleton for a songwriting session together, but they were so smitten with each other that they ended up chatting the whole night and did not work much. It was their first date.
The two got married in 2007. Chris got the lyrics of their first successful song together, 'You Are My Sunshine,' engraved into his ring. They had a son and daughter before welcoming twin sons, Macon Stapleton and Samuel Stapleton, in April 2018, during the 53rd 'Academy of Country Music Awards.'
Just seven months later, during a concert at New York City's 'Madison Square Garden,' Chris announced Morgane’s fourth pregnancy with their fifth child who was born on May 12, 2019.
Chris and Stapleton own a 311-acres home in Leiper's Fork that they bought back in 2017.