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Stapleton wants your beard (in a photo anyway)

Monday, September 23, 2013 – Chris Stapleton is calling on his fans to submit photos of their facial hair via social media for the chance to win a place on his guest list at one of his shows, beginning with Joe's Bar in Chicago on Sept. 27.

The ongoing campaign, "Get Cleared With Your Beard," launched today and encourages fans to get creative with their submissions.

"It's funny, I get a lot of questions right off the bat from fans about my beard, which always makes for a great conversation starter," said Stapleton, who is known for his songwriting and being a member of driving bluegrass band The SteelDrivers. "We just get straight down to the personal stuff. I decided to have some fun with it and celebrate the beard...women too. If your husband or boyfriend or brother, or even your grandma has a beard and you are proud of it, then send in your photos."

Fans can submit photos of their beard with the hashtag #GetClearedWithYourBeard to Stapleton's Facebook ( facebook.com/chrisstapletonofficial), Twitter ( @ChrisStapleton) or Instagram ( @CAStapleton).

No word on the deadline.

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