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Chris Stapleton Puts Southern Charm in Elton John’s “I Want Love”

Chris Stapleton + I Want Love

“I Want Love” by Elton John, released in 2001, peaked at number 6  on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary charts upon release. Because of this,  fans and famous artists worldwide would create and release their version and cover the song. Among those famous artists is Grammy award winner Chris Stapleton.

Chris Stapleton I Want Love Cover

“Traveller,” “Nobody to Blame,” and “Starting Over” are some of the best Chris Stapleton songs, not to mention his version of “Tennessee Whiskey,” which was certified Diamond by the RIAA. Chris has indeed made a name for himself in the country scene.

His “I Want Love” cover was released in April 2018 and was included in the album Restoration: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. The said album featured the covers of famous country music artists like Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, and Willie Nelson, with the special participation of Vince Gill and Dolly Parton.

Elton John is iconic. Everyone knows his name. He is a powerhouse and a force to be reckoned with. But with Chris Stapleton’s smooth, soulful voice, he was able to put a touch of old-school country to his version of “I Want Love” that fans can’t get enough of. 

As of February 2024, Chris Stapleton’s cover of the song has reached 2M views on YouTube. In the comment section, one user said, “Is there nothing Chris Stapleton can not sing? The more you hear, the more you want -I like everything Chris sings, but I really love this song. His southern charm softens the words in this song.”

Take a moment and listen to the cover of “I Want Love” by Chris Stapleton.

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