Napalm Records announced on Thursday (Feb. 21) the signing of Grammy award-winning artist Scott Stapp.
The Creed frontman is five years sober following struggles with addiction and depression, and now he is ready to return to music stronger and healthier.
He attributes a lot of his recovery to MusiCares, which provides support for musical people in times of need. “I still have a lot of music ahead me and without MusiCares that wouldn’t have been possible,” Stapp said in a statement while attending the organization’s annual Person of the Year Awards. “They provided support and helped educate my wife and I on what we were going through, that it was a disease, and if I did my part, it could be treated and recovered from. Thanks to MusiCares and my family, I’m going on five years sober.”
As a solo artist after departing from Creed, Stapp released his 2005 platinum album, The Great Divide and Proof of Life in 2013. “This journey I’ve been on over the last year has inspired a lot of writing,” Stapp told Billboard of his recovery in 2015.