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Chris Stapleton on drinking, hobnobbing and letting his songs ‘get some age on ’em’

Chris Stapleton on drinking, hobnobbing and letting his songs ‘get some age on ’em’

Chris Stapleton doesn’t have much use for beer.

The country singer was kicked back in a Beverly Hills hotel suite when his wife, Morgane, offered a round of cold ones to a small group of folks gathered on a recent afternoon.

“You don’t drink beer,” Morgane said, gesturing to her husband as she handed out bottles. Asked why in the world not, Stapleton shrugged.

“Just not into it,” he said, then he chuckled. “It wasn’t for lack of trying. But I like bourbon. I’ll stick with that.”

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