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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.

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CHRIS STAPLETON RELEASES A NEW TRACK FROM HIS FORTHCOMING ALBUM, ‘FROM A ROOM, VOLUME 1.’

Chris Stapleton has released another “instant grat track” from his forthcoming album, From a Room: Volume 1. He covered Willie Nelson’s “Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning,” which the Red-Headed Stranger had a hit with in 1982. You can get the song immediately if you pre-order the album.

From a Room, Volume 1 takes its name from Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, where it was recorded during the winter of 2016-17. Once again produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave CobbVolume 1 features “Second One To Know,” which Stapleton recently premiered at the 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards as well as the album’s first single, “Either Way.”

The highly anticipated full-length record is the first new music from Stapleton since 2015’s breakthrough double Platinum solo debut Traveller and will be followed by From A Room: Volume 2—coming later this year.

From a Room, Volume 1 will be released May 5th.

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CHRIS STAPLETON RELEASES “BROKEN HALOS” IN PREPARATION FOR THE RELEASE OF HIS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM, ‘FROM A ROOM: VOLUME 1.’

Chris Stapleton’s new song, “Broken Halos,” is premiering today (listen/share HERE). The song is the first instant grat track unveiled from Stapleton’s highly anticipated new album, From A Room: Volume 1, which will be released May 5th on Mercury Records Nashville and is now available for pre-order digitally and with physical bundles. Each digital pre-order comes with an instant download of “Broken Halos.”

The highly anticipated full-length record is the first new music from Stapleton since 2015’s breakthrough double Platinum solo debut Traveller and will be followed by From A Room: Volume 2—coming later this year.

The album takes its name from Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, where it was recorded during the winter of 2016-17. Once again produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, Volume 1 features eight original songs as well as a rendition of “Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning,” written by Gary P. Nunn and Donna Sioux Farar and made famous by Willie Nelson. Additional album highlights include “Second One To Know,” which Stapleton recently premiered at the 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards as well as the album’s first single, “Either Way.”

In addition to Stapleton on vocals and guitar and Cobb on acoustic guitar, the album features Morgane Stapleton on harmony vocals as well as longtime band-members J.T. Cure on bass and Derek Mixon on drums and musicians Mickey Raphael on harmonica, Robby Turner pedal steel and Mike Webb on keys.

The May 5 release of Volume 1 comes exactly two years to the day since the release of Traveller. Released to immediate widespread critical acclaim, the album had one of the best-selling first weeks by a debut country artist in 2015. Following a historic turn on the 49th Annual CMA Awards—where Stapleton became the first artist to win Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year at the same awards – Traveller became the first album to re-enter the Billboard 200 all-genre album chart at No. 1, where it stayed for two straight weeks. The critically acclaimed album went on to win multiple Grammy and ACM Awards and was the #1 selling Country album of 2016 and the fourth-highest selling album of 2016 across all genres. Additionally, in the past two years, Stapleton has performed on multiple national TV shows including “Saturday Night Live,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and was profiled on “CBS News Sunday Morning.”

Coming off a sold-out Canadian tour last month, Stapleton is currently in the midst of an extensive U.S. tour. “Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show” will span throughout 2017 and includes stops at L.A.’s The Forum, Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre and New York’s Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater and will feature Brothers Osborne, Lucie Silvas, Anderson East, Brent Cobb, Margo Price and Marty Stuart as special guests. Of a recent performance, the Seattle Times declares, “…Stapleton dazzled the sold-out crowd with a barrage of songs that defy easy categorization while receiving the kind of deafening cheers reserved for superstars.” See below for complete tour details.

FROM A ROOM: VOLUME 1 TRACKLIST

  1. Broken Halos (Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson)
  2. Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning (Gary P. Nunn and Donna Sioux Farar)
  3. Second One To Know (Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson)
  4. Up To No Good Livin’ (Chris Stapleton and Casey Beathard)
  5. Either Way (Chris Stapleton, Tim James and Kendall Marvel)
  6. I Was Wrong (Chris Stapleton and Craig Wiseman)
  7. Without Your Love (Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson)
  8. Them Stems (Chris Stapleton, Jimmy Stewart and Shawn Camp)
  9. Death Row (Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson)

    “CHRIS STAPLETON’S ALL-AMERICAN ROAD SHOW” 

April 20—Roanoke, VA—Berglund Center† (SOLD OUT)

April 21—Pikeville, KY—East Kentucky Expo Center† (SOLD OUT)

April 22—Pikeville, KY—East Kentucky Expo Center† (SOLD OUT)

April 27—Columbia, MO—Mizzou Arena‡ (SOLD OUT)

April 28—Cape Girardeau, MO—Show Me Center‡ (SOLD OUT)

April 29—Bloomington, IL—U.S. Cellular Coliseum‡ (SOLD OUT)

May 5—Alpharetta, GA—Verizon Amphitheatre§ (SOLD OUT)

May 6 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Amphitheatre§ (SOLD OUT)

May 11—Virginia Beach, VA—Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at VA Beach§

May 12—Raleigh, NC—Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek§ (SOLD OUT)

May 13—Charlotte, NC—PNC Music Pavilion§ (SOLD OUT)

May 18—San Diego, CA—Mattress Firm Amphitheatre§

May 19—Phoenix, AZ—Ak-Chin Pavilion§

May 20—Los Angeles, CA—The Forum§

May 23—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre§ (SOLD OUT)

May 24—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre§ (SOLD OUT)

June 1—Fresno, CA—Save Mart Center at Fresno State§

June 2— Mountain 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# (SOLD OUT)

June 11—Nashville, TN—CMA Music Fest

June 15—Charleston, WV—Charleston Civic Center# (SOLD OUT)

June 16—Cincinnati, OH—Riverbend Music Center#

June 17—Indianapolis, IN—Klipsch Music Center#

June 22—Tulsa, OK—BOK Center#

June 23—Manhattan, KS—Country Stampede

June 24—North Platte, NE—Nebraskaland Days

June 29—Chicago, IL—Wrigley Field†† (SOLD OUT)

July 5—Milwaukee, WI—Summerfest††

July 6—Milwaukee, WI—Summerfest††

July 14—Mansfield, MA—Xfinity Center#

July 15—Hartford, CT—The XFINITY Theatre#

July 16—Darien Lake, NY—Darien Lake Performing Arts Center#

July 20—Holmdel, NJ—P.N.C. Bank Arts Center#

July 21—Wantagh, NY—Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater#

July 22—Bristow, VA—Jiffy Lube Live#

July 28—George, WA—Watershed Festival (SOLD OUT)

July 29—Central Point, OR—Country Crossings Music Festival

July 30—Mountain Home, ID—Mountain Home Country Music Festival

August 3—Duluth, MN—AMSOIL Arena** (SOLD OUT)

August 4—Prairie Du Chien, WI—Country on the River

August 5—St. Louis, MO—Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre**

August 10—Hershey, PA—Giant Center**

August 11—Pittsburgh, PA—KeyBank Pavilion**

August 12—Philadelphia, PA—BB&T Pavilion**

August 17—Toronto, ON—Budweiser Stage**

August 18—Cleveland, OH—Blossom Music Center**

August 19—Clarkston, MI—DTE Energy Music Theatre** (SOLD OUT)

August 25—Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion**

October 6—Des Moines, IA—Wells Fargo Arena**

October 7—St Paul, MN—Xcel Energy Center**

October 19—Baton Rouge, LA—Raising Cane’s River Center Arena+ (SOLD OUT)

October 20—San Antonio, TX—AT&T Center+

October 21—Bossier City, LA—CenturyLink Center+

October 26—Austin, TX—Austin360 Amphitheater+

November 4—Grand Rapids, MI—Van Andel Arena+

*with special guest Maren Morris

†with special guest Brent Cobb

‡with special guest Lucie Silvas

  • with special guests Brothers Osborne and Lucie Silvas

#with special guests Anderson East and Brent Cobb

**with special guests Margo Price and Brent Cobb

††with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

+with special guests Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb

LUKE, CHRIS, KEITH, LBT, DIERKS, ERIC, VINCE AND HILLARY SCOTT & THE SCOTT FAMILY ARE NOMINATED FOR BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS.

The nominees for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards were announced and several of your favorite country artists are up for awards. Luke Bryan is nominated in the all-format fan-voted Billboard Chart Achievement category, as well as for Top Country Tour.

Keith Urban has several BBMA nods, including Top Country Album for Ripcord and Top Country Song for “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” as well as a nomination for Top Country Artist.

Chris Stapleton is up against Keith as Top Country Artist, as well as Top Country Album for Traveller.

Little Big Town’s “Better Man” is up for Top Country Song, while Dierks Bentley’s “Different for Girls” featuring Elle King, Eric Church’s “Kill a Word” with Rhiannon Giddens and Vince Gill’s appearance on Chris Young’s “Sober Saturday Night” are up for Top Country Collaborations.

Hillary Scott & the Scott Family have three BBMA nominations, including Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album for Love Remains and Top Christian Song for “Thy Will.”

The Billboard Music Awards will air on May 21 at 8PM on ABC.

Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity:
Luke Bryan
Nicki Minaj
The Chainsmokers
The Weeknd
Twenty One Pilots

Top Country Artist:
Florida Georgia Line
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban
Chris Stapleton
Jason Aldean

Top Country Tour:
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Dixie Chicks

Top Country Album:
Jason Aldean, They Don’t Know
Florida Georgia Line, Dig Your Roots
Blake Shelton, If I’m Honest
Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Keith Urban, Ripcord

Top Country Song:
Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, “Setting The World On Fire”
Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
Little Big Town, “Better Man”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

Top Country Collaboration:
Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King, “Different For Girls”
Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, “Setting The World On Fire”
Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens, “Kill A Word”
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
Chris Young Featuring Vince Gill, “Sober Saturday Night”

Top Christian Artist:
Lauren Daigle
Hillsong Worship
Hillary Scott & the Scott Family
Skillet
Chris Tomlin

Top Christian Album:
Casting Crowns, The Very Next Thing
Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be
Joey + Rory, Hymns
Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, Love Remains
Skillet, Unleashed

Top Christian Song:
Lauren Daigle, “Trust In You”
Hillary Scott & The Family, “Thy Will”
Skillet, “Feel Invincible”
Ryan Stevenson Featuring GabeReal, “Eye Of The Storm”
Zach Williams, “Chain Breaker”

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