Universal Music Group Nashville recording artist and three-time GRAMMY nominee Chris Stapleton is an established songwriter with five No. one hits already under his belt including the five-week No. one “Never Wanted Nothing More” recorded by Kenny Chesney, “Love’s Gonna Make it Alright” recorded by George Strait, and “Drink A Beer” recorded by Luke Bryan. As a writer for Sea Gayle Music Publishing, Stapleton has penned over 170 album cuts, including songs recorded by Adele, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley, and has such notable co-writers as Vince Gill, Peter Frampton and Sheryl Crow among others. Additionally, Stapleton has shared the stage with such respected artists as Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Marty Stuart, Emmy Lou Harris and more.
As lead vocalist for critically acclaimed bluegrass band The SteelDrivers, Stapleton earned three GRAMMY nominations including Best Bluegrass Album, as well as an International Bluegrass Music Association Award for Emerging Artist of the Year. He’s won six ASCAP Awards and has contributed to the soundtracks of several feature films including “Cars 2” and “Valentine’s Day.”
Stapleton is currently working on his first solo studio album for Universal Music Group Nashville.
Chris Stapleton will open a couple of shows for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers later this month, and he couldn’t be more thrilled since he’s a huge fan of the rocker.
“I’m a huge Tom Petty fan, and he’s one of my all-time favorites and the Wildflowers album, in particular, is possibly my favorite record of all-time,” says Chris. “This is something his booking agents and my guys have been working on for a time, or so they told me…and they came up with to play Wrigley and the Summerfest up in Milwaukee, and why wouldn’t we do that? [laughs] I buy tickets to Tom Petty, so I’d certainly be more than happy to be on a bill with him.”
Chris will open for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers June 29th at Wrigley Field in Chicago and at Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin July 5th.
The Kentucky native is on the airwaves with his single, “Either Way,” from his new album, From A Room, Volume 1, which was just certified gold (the only new country album to achieve gold status this year so far).
Chris Stapleton (Tom Petty) OC: …bill with him. :38
“I’m a huge Tom Petty fan, and he’s one of my all-time favorites and the Wildflowers album, in particular, is possibly my favorite record of all-time. This is something his booking agents and my guys have been working on for a time, or so they told me. And I’ just like, ‘Okay, yeah, sure I’m gonna go play with Tom Petty. That sounds great. Two thumbs up.’ And they came up with to play Wrigley and the Summerfest up in Milwaukee, and why wouldn’t we do that? [laughs] I buy tickets to Tom Petty, so I’d certainly be more than happy to be on a bill with him.”
Jon Pardi’s video for his new single, “Heartache On the Dance Floor,” will premiere during CMT’s Hot 20 on Saturday (June 17th). The clip was shot in Venice Beach (California).
— Jon Pardi (@JonPardi) June 15, 2017
Lady Antebellum will perform during NBC’s annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular in New York City. Brad Paisley is also scheduled to perform.
Chris Stapleton’s From A Room, Volume 1 is the first 2017 released country album to be certified gold for more than 500,000 copies sold.
— RIAA (@RIAA) June 14, 2017
Chris Stapleton had to postpone eight shows on his All-American Road Show Tour. According to a post on his website, the “next three weeks” of the tour have been postponed. In addition, he’s had to cancel his appearance at Nissan Stadium (home of the Tennessee Titans) during CMA Music Festival in Nashville.
He took to his socials to send a heartfelt thank you note to his fans. He revealed he went for a consultation with a specialist, and he says he’s on the road to recovery from a broken bone and a detached tendon in his right index finger, which prevents him from playing the guitar. He says he wanted to make sure he gave the fans “the show you deserve,” and apologized for the inconvenience. He had to postpone eight concer on his All-American Road Show Tour. According to a post on his website, the “next three weeks” of the tour have been postponed. In addition, the singer-songwriter’s high-profile appearance on the main stage at CMA Music Festival in Nashville has been canceled.
Postponed shows include:
June 1 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
June 2 – Mt. View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 3 – Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre
June 9 – Southaven, MS @ Bankplus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove
June 10 – Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
June 15 – Charleston, WV @ Charleston Civic Center
June 16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
June 17 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
Brothers Osborne sent a message out to Chris via Twitter to lend their support and “an index finger” if he needed it.
Get better soon, brother. We'll lend you an index finger if you need it. https://t.co/SGgMW0Voad
— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) June 2, 2017
Chris is currently making his way up the country charts with his single, “Either Way,” from his No. 1 album, From A Room, Volume 1.