Happy wife, happy life.
And Chris Stapleton is a smart man, so it sounds like this is certainly the philosophy that he lives by on a daily basis when it comes to his relationship with his lovely wife, Morgane.
In an interview for Today’s Country Radio with Kelleigh Bannen on Apple Music Country, they discussed some of the songs on the new record, like his co-write with Miranda Lambert on “What Am I Gonna Do,” and how the album was also co-produced by Morgane.
Chris shared that, while Morgane would probably opt to stay out of the spotlight more if it wasn’t for the fact that she’s married to a country music superstar (my words, of course), she enjoys assisting on background vocals and being out on the road with him because it’s what he loves to do:
“Morgane doesn’t like the attention necessarily, and she does it because I do it. She likes to do it with me because I enjoy doing it.
She would be very happy staying home and doing mom stuff, and she likes music and she is very passionate about music, but some of the other things that are the work of music are not her favorite, but she’s invaluable as well, and she knows that as well, and we make sure that she knows that.”
The couple shares five kids, so she obviously has her hands very, very full, though Chris added that she handles it all with grace, and there’s no question that “she’s the boss in the room,” and if it doesn’t pass her, “it’s not gonna pass”:
“That’s a hard thing for her to navigate sometimes, to be needed in so many places… we all know that she’s the boss in the room, and if it doesn’t pass her, it’s not going to pass.
That’s the way it goes.”
I like Morgane more and more every time Chris talks about her… she sounds like such a gem and wonderful wife and mom, in addition to being an extremely talented musician in her own right.
And of course, Kelleigh and Chris also talked about the stunning title track to the new record, which Morgane has also encouraged her husband to record every single time he cuts an album:
“‘Higher’ is a song that’s off the first demo session I ever did when I came and moved to town. It’s a song I wrote by myself, and it was a step or a step and a half lower at that point in time than this.
I tuned down a half step from standard to, I don’t know, I think we landed at least a step or a step and a half higher on this just because I was feeling good that day and had it because I’d been working on it.
And we haven’t recorded this song for any other album. My wife has asked for it for every album.”
Like I said at the beginning of this post, happy wife, happy life… Chris Stapleton gets it, and Morgane clearly knows what she’s talking about when it comes to music.
And she was right once again, as “Higher” is an incredible song and an easy standout on the album, already quickly becoming a fan-favorite that shows off Chris’ supernatural vocal ability that never fails to blow me away.
There is, quite literally, nothing he cannot sing…
“We Stay Pregnant” – Chris Stapleton’s Wife Morgane Says Of His Incredible Love Songs
Chris dedicated the album to his lovely bride and bandmate, Morgane Stapleton, and her response to it was all you need to know about their loving relationship.
“So many tears in my eyes I can’t see straight! I am moved and humbled, and I love you more than you could ever know.”
She also took to Twitter (now called X) to share more of her own admiration for her husband:
“My love, you are still a mystery to me in so many ways.
The depths I watch you work from would crush any other human, but you are always digging deeper and pulling from places that seem endlessly inspired.”
Chris is no stranger to a good love song, and hell, some of his greatest hits will get to tugging on the heartstrings. And this new record is no different.
Songs like “It Takes A Woman,” “Think I’m In Love With You,” “Fire,” “Loving You On My Mind,” Chris is bringing some heat on this new record.
So what does Morgane think of all these sultry love songs that Chris is singing alongside her every night? Long story short, she is LOVING it.
Back in the 2019, on the Grammy red carpet, Extra host Renee Bargh was fawning over Chris Stapleton’s music, particularly his love songs. And who could blame her? The man is a certified panty-dropping wordsmith.
So when she asked his wife Morgane about how amazing it is to have a man that could write those kind of “epic love songs,” Morgane quickly replied with a witty, and downright hysterical:
“Yeah, we stay pregnant… so it feels good.”
A surprised Chris laughed his ass off, Morgane laughed as well, I laughed, we all laughed… how do you not love these two? You married a funny one, Chris.
And of course, the Stapletons do have five children… so… she ain’t lying.