• NEWS AND NOTES: Kip, Kacey, Chris

    Prior to heading out on his Wild Ones Tour on October 8th in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Kip Moore has enjoyed a little R&R the past few days with a surfing trip in Costa Rica.

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    During a hometown show in Mineola, Texas over the weekend, Kacey Musgraves was surprised by the classic car club. Kacey took to social media to announce the surprise. “I cannot believe what just happened – as a thank you for doing my Hometown Hang benefit…the Lake Country Classic Car Club and the City of Mineola, TX SURPRISED me and fixed up my old ’67 Mustang…shined it up and got it runnin’ again…It was a high school project my Dad and I worked on and I haven’t been able to drive it for about 7 years. THANK YOU SO MUCH!” She also received a key to the city of Mineola, Texas.

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    Speaking of Kacey, she’s set to ring in 2016 with Willie Nelson at his annual New Year’s Eve shows in Austin, Texas.

    Chris Stapleton has been announced as one of the performers during the Jack Daniel’s Bash on Broadway show on New Year’s Eve in Nashville. The free show will also feature performances by Kings of Leon, Wild Cub and Kelsea Ballerini.

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Sam, Easton, Little Big Town, Church, Stapleton, Kacey, Dierks and More

    Sam Hunt’s chart-topping “Take Your Time” has been certified double-platinum by the R.I.A.A. (Recording Industry Association of America) for sales of more than two-million.

    Eric Church was the special guest on ESPN’s Gameday at Ole Miss vs. Alabama over the weekend. Check out the video below on who his picks were…and if he was right or not. Also, check out his friend and fellow CMA nominee for Entertainer of the Year, Luke Bryan, whose song “Kick the Dust Up” appears to be the show’s theme song for now.

    Chris Stapleton performed “Might As Well Get Stoned” during his recent appearance on Stephen Colbert.

    Kip Moore performed “Come And Get It” during his recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

    Dierks Bentley was a special guest of Taylor Swift’s during her show in Kansas City show this week. They performed Dierks’ hit, “Every Mile a Memory.”

    Easton Corbin sang the National Anthem at the Monday Night Football game on ESPN this week as the Jets beat the Colts 20 – 7.

    Kacey Musgraves performed “Dime Store Cowgirl” on the outdoor stage on a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

    Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman are the 2015 Artists of the Year at the second annual Women in Music City Awards from The Nashville Business Journal. The Women in Music City Awards recognizes the women who help shape Nashville’s music industry. Both women serve on boards of music associations, Fairchild on CMA and Schlapman on ACM. They both also work with charities, including Bloodwater Mission and TJ Martell Foundation. The two will be honored Thursday (September 24th) during the event at Nashville’s Omni Hotel.

    Lady Antebellum scored their first No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart with “Something Better” with DJ Audien.

    Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott has created a scholarship fund for young women interested in a career in the entertainment industry at her alma mater, Middle Tennessee State University.

    Video / Eric Church Game Day

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  • CHRIS STAPLETON’S SOLO DEBUT ALBUM, TRAVELLER, BOWS AT NO. 2 ON THE COUNTRY ALBUM CHARTS AND IS BEST-SELLING FIRST WEEK BY A DEBUT COUNTRY ARTIST IN 2015.

    (Nashville, TN) – Chris Stapleton’s solo debut album, Traveller, entered the Billboard Country Albums Chart at No. 2 and Top 15 on Billboard’s Top 200 with over 27,000 albums sold making it the best-selling first week by a debut country artist in 2015.  Traveller is also one of the Top 10 best first week country debuts in the last five years. With appearances on ABC’s The View and CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman, rave reviews from media, as well as, fellow artists and sold out shows in New York City and Nashville – Traveller has been one of the most talked about albums of the year.

    In addition to its chart topping success, Traveller has been met with stellar reviews:

    “a triumphant debut…”

    Billboard

    “…a capital-A Album bursting with old-school country outlaw tracks that his voice has lived long enough to sing.”

    Entertainment Weekly

    “…Traveller is easily, and naturally, the year’s strongest country debut.”

    The Fader

    “It’s easy to imagine masses in sold-out arenas bellowing all the words to ‘Fire Away,’ the crawling country blues track that’s one of many highlights of this debut album. Or, for that matter, most of the album.”

    Los Angeles Times

    “..stunner of a solo debut.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer 

    “…stunning new album…”

    Rolling Stone

    expansive, explosive solo album.”

    Stereogum

    “The much-anticipated Traveller more than meets the expectations of a debut disc by a singer- songwriter who’s been a well-known secret in Nashville for years.”

    The Wall Street Journal

    Traveller was recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A (with additional production at The Castle and Blackbird Studio) and was produced by Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell) and Stapleton, and recorded by Vance Powell (Jack White).

    Already a world-renowned songwriter, Stapleton has enjoyed five #1 hits including the five-week No. 1 “Never Wanted Nothing More” recorded by Kenny Chesney, George Strait’s “Love’s Gonna Make it Alright,” Josh Turner‘s “Your Man” and Luke Bryan‘s “Drink A Beer,” which Stapleton is nominated for a CMT Award for Performance of the Year with Lady Antebellum from the recent CMT Artists of the Year show (watch the performance here).

    In support of Traveller, Stapleton will be performing on a series of shows on Eric Church’s The Outsiders World Tour.

    Audio / Chris Stapleton talks about why he recorded “Tennessee Whiskey” for his album, Traveller.

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    Chris Stapleton (Tennessee Whiskey) OC: …version of it. :41
    “ ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ is a song that I love, you know I love great country songs and songwriters, and this is certainly one that is a great country song written by great country songwriters and performed by a great country artists. Certainly, if you try to cover a George Jones or David Allan Coe, you can’t try to out-George Jones George Jones or anything like that. So, if you’re gonna cover something like that, you need to try to move away from that and hopefully make it your own. We kind of happened upon this way of playing this song and had fun with it live and felt like it was something to record that was a good tip of the hat to things we grew up on and loved. I think it’s a unique and interesting version of it.”

     

  • CHRIS STAPLETON PERFORMS ON ABC’S ‘THE VIEW.’

    Chris Stapleton made his debut on ABC’s The View Tuesday morning (May 5th), performing “Tennessee Whiskey” from his new album, Traveller.

  • CHRIS STAPLETON’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ‘TRAVELLER’ ALBUM IS AVAILABLE NOW!

    Chris Stapleton’s highly anticipated solo debut album, Traveller, is available now. Recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A (with additional production at The Castle and Blackbird Studio in Middle Tennessee), Traveller was produced by Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell).

    “The song ‘Traveller’ and how it ended up being the title of the record, it seemed like a natural thing to call it, because a lot of, certainly the inspiration for this record came from a series of events,” says Chris. “Another reason is that it can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. It’s about a journey in a musical sense and in a physical sense and in a spiritual sense. In every way that you can have a journey, this record is kind of that for me, and hopefully for some other folks too.”

    In addition to renditions of Dean Dillon and Linda Hargrove’s “Tennessee Whiskey” (recorded by George Jones and David Allan Coe) and Don Sampson’s “Was It 26,” the album features twelve original songs, including fan-favorite “Sometimes I Cry,” for which Chris returned to RCA Studio A to record a new version of “Sometimes I Cry” live-to-tape in front of an audience.

    Catch him performing “Tennessee Whiskey” on ABC’s The View on Tuesday (5/5), and then performing live on select days on Eric Church’s The Outsiders World Tour.

    TRAVELLER ALBUM TRACKLIST:

    1. Traveller (Chris Stapleton)
      2. Fire Away (Chris Stapleton and Danny Green)
      3. Tennessee Whiskey (Dean Dillon and Linda Hargrove)
      4. Parachute (Chris Stapleton and Jim Beavers)
      5. Whiskey And You (Chris Stapleton and Lee Thomas Miller)
      6. Nobody To Blame (Chris Stapleton, Barry Bales and Ronnie Bowman)
      7. More Of You (Chris Stapleton and Ronnie Bowman)
      8. When The Stars Come Out (Chris Stapleton and Dan Wilson)
      9. Daddy Doesn’t Pray Anymore (Chris Stapleton)
      10. Might As Well Get Stoned (Chris Stapleton and Jimmy Stewart)
      11. Was It 26 (Don Sampson)
      12. The Devil Named Music (Chris Stapleton)
      13. Outlaw State Of Mind (Chris Stapleton, Ronnie Bowman and Jerry Salley)
      14. Sometimes I Cry (Chris Stapleton and Clint Ingersoll)

    Audio / Chris Stapleton explains why he felt why his new album should be named Traveller.

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    Chris Stapleton (title of Traveller) OC: …folks too. :43
    “The song ‘Traveller’ and how it ended up being the title of the record, it seemed like a natural thing to call it, because a lot of, certainly the inspiration for this record came from a series of events. It’s kind of the only song that was written inside of, well, there might’ve been one other song written inside of knowing I was going to make this record in this way. The rest of the songs came from outside of that time period. So, that’s one reason to name it that. The other reason is that it can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. It’s about a journey in a musical sense and in a physical sense and in a spiritual sense. In every way that you can have a journey, this record is kind of that for me, and hopefully for some other folks too.”

    Audio / LINER Chris Stapleton (Traveller available now)

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    Hey! It’s Chris Stapleton. My debut album is called Traveller. It’s available now.

    Video / Behind the Scenes of Traveller

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  • CHRIS STAPLETON HAS ALWAYS HAD MUSIC IN HIS HEART.

    Chris Stapleton has a voice other artists envy and celebrate, having him guest on many of their songs that he wrote, including the No. 1 “Drink a Beer,” as well as two that are on the charts right now – Gary Allan’s “Hangover Tonight” and Thomas Rhett’s “Crash and Burn.” The gravelly, powerful and touching voice has been in Nashville for the last 15 years and tells us he can’t remember a time he didn’t sing.

    “I don’t ever remember not singing. I always sang. I sang with my brother. We would sing at home and sing at church and different things. I don’t ever remember not singing. I don’t have any memory of where I didn’t sing,” says the Kentucky native. “I don’t know how you find that out [of my path as an artist]. I found it out, because I didn’t like anything else. I found out a bunch of things that I was not. I sold cars and drove an ice truck and went to college and did different things, not in that order, but you find out who you’re not. And the thought of doing anything else just made me so miserable. I think that really [laughs] kind of steered my path, for better or worse.”

    Chris’ solo debut album, Traveller, is available on Tuesday (May 5th).

    Audio / Chris Stapleton says he can’t ever remember not singing.

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    Chris Stapleton (always sang) OC: …in that way. :51
    “I don’t ever remember not singing. I always sang. I sang with my brother. We would sing at home and sing at church and different things. I don’t ever remember not singing. I don’t have any memory of where I didn’t sing. I was probably terrible. In fact, I know I was terrible at some point, but my parents were kind enough to go, ‘Yeah, you sound great.’ Having parents like that is a wonderful thing when you’re trying to figure out who you are. Beyond that, I don’t know how you find that out. I found it out, because I didn’t like anything else. I found out a bunch of things that I was not. I sold cars and drove an ice truck and went to college and did different things, not in that order, but you find out who you’re not. And the thought of doing anything else just made me so miserable. I think that really [laughs] kind of steered my path, for better or worse. Fortunately, for me, it kind of worked out, but I’m pretty lucky in that way.”

    Video / Traveller Album Trailer

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  • A TRIP OUT WEST LEADS CHRIS STAPLETON TO ‘TRAVELLER.’

    Chris Stapleton did a little soul-searching in the desert to really find his “voice” for his solo debut album, Traveller, which comes out Tuesday (May 5th). The collection leads off with the title track, the song that really helped guide the album’s direction.

    “My father passed away in October 2013, and [I] had a single die around the same time on radio, so I needed a little head clearing space. My wife had the presence of mind to know me well enough that I needed that. She bought me an old jeep out in Phoenix, Arizona, and we flew out there and decided to drive it home,” recalls Chris. “Along the way, just driving through the desert, I was thinking about life and how we’re all just passing through it and that’s what the song is. So, as I was driving, I was humming lyrics into my phone and wrote the song then and there. Somewhere in New Mexico, probably, that song was born.”

    Chris, who penned the No. 1 hits “Drink a Beer” for Luke Bryan, “Never Wanted Nothing More” for Kenny Chesney, George Strait’s “Love’s Gonna Make It Alright,” “Come Back Song” for Darius Rucker and “Your Man” for Josh Turner, wrote or co-wrote 12 of the 14 songs on the new project. The other two are covers of “Tennessee Whiskey,” which was recorded by David Allan Coe, as well as George Jones (and written by Dean Dillon and Linda Hargrove), and “Was It 26,” which was recorded by Charlie Daniels and written by Don Sampson.

    You can catch Chris performing on ABC’s The View on Tuesday.

    Audio / Chris Stapleton explains how he came up with the idea for his single, “Traveller.”

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    Chris Stapleton (Traveller single) OC: …was born. :37
    “My father passed away in October 2013, and [I] had a single die around the same time on radio, so I needed a little head clearing space. My wife had the presence of mind to know me well enough that I needed that. She bought me an old jeep out in Phoenix, Arizona, and we flew out there and decided to drive it home. Along the way, just driving through the desert, I was thinking about life and how we’re all just passing through it and that’s what the song is. So, as I was driving, I was humming lyrics into my phone and wrote the song then and there. Somewhere in New Mexico, probably, that song was born.”

    Audio / LINER Chris Stapleton (Traveller)

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  • CHRIS STAPLETON MAKES HIS SOLO NETWORK TELEVISION DEBUT ON LETTERMAN!

    Check out Chris Stapleton‘s performance of his new single, “Traveller,” here on the Late Show With David Letterman on Tuesday night (April 14th). The song goes for ADDs on April 27th, and it’s the title track from his new album, Traveller, which drops May 5th.

  • CHRIS STAPLETON MAKES HIS NETWORK TELEVISION SOLO DEBUT ON LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN ON TUESDAY!

    Chris Stapleton will make his network television solo debut tomorrow night on the “Late Show With David Letterman.” The performance celebrates his highly anticipated debut solo album, Traveller, which will be released May 5th on Mercury Records Nashville and is now available for pre-order. Stapleton is also featured this week as part of the VEVO DSCVR program. Watch Stapleton’s exclusive, stripped down performance of two new album tracks here: “Traveller” and “Fire Away.” Artists previously featured in the program include Tove Lo, Hozier, Jamestown Revival, MisterWives and more.

    In addition to several tour dates with Eric Church, Stapleton will embark on a series of special headlining performances this spring including album release shows at New York’s Mercury Lounge on May 5 and Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom on May 8 and May 9. He is also confirmed to perform at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 2, New York’s Farmborough Festival on June 26, Delaware’s Big Barrel Country Music Festival on June 27 and Louisville’s Forecastle Festival on July 19. See below for complete tour details.

    As part of Record Store Day 2015, Mercury Records Nashville will release a limited edition 10” vinyl, IN STEREO, which features three tracks from Traveller—“When The Stars Come Out,” “Fire Away” and “Tennessee Whiskey.” Stapleton will celebrate the release with a special in-store performance at Dallas’ Good Records on Saturday, April 18 at 12:00 P.M.

    In advance of the release, the album track “When The Stars Come Out” recently premiered at the Los Angeles Times and can now be heard/shared here. Of the music, the Los Angeles Times’ Randy Lewis praises, “…positions him among the ranks of a new wave of musicians who are mindful of tradition but who also are striving to inject fresh ideas and modes of expression into country and bluegrass.” Additionally, NPR Music recently premiered the first single and title track praising, “‘Traveller’ gives Stapleton’s loyal admirers what they’ve been craving: a consummately crafted song that’s also vibrant and immediate, traditionalist without being the least bit fussy about it…He’s a treasure who deserves the kind of genre-spanning audience a song like this one courts. Southern rock, Americana, country, long-haired soul—call ‘Traveller’ whatever feels right. It belongs in all of those categories. It belongs in your day, whatever kind you’re having.” Moreover, of the single, The New York Times asserts, “On this howling, earthy, spacious album, Mr. Stapleton’s voice is liquor-thick and three-drinks limber. That’s not the modern country model of manliness, which is preening and glossy, but a reminder of the genre’s haggard strain that long predates it,” while Country Weekly declares, “Every once in a while you run into a singer here in Nashville who just blows you away, an artist who can create sound in an effortless manner and transport your soul out of this world. This morning that someone proved to be Chris Stapleton.” The single can now be heard/shared here.

    Recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A (with additional production at The Castle and Blackbird Studio), Traveller was produced by Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell) and recorded by Vance Powell (Jack White). In addition to renditions of Dean Dillon and Linda Hargrove’s “Tennessee Whiskey” and Don Sampson’s “Was It 26,” the album features twelve original songs, including fan-favorite “Sometimes I Cry.” Recently, during a special album reveal party, Stapleton returned to RCA Studio A to record a new version of “Sometimes I Cry” live-to-tape in front of an audience—allowing a unique, once-in-a-lifetime glimpse inside the making of the album.

    Of the album, Stapleton comments, “This record was made standing on the shoulders of friends, family, and heroes. I hope people enjoy listening to it as much as I’ve enjoyed making it.”

    Over the course of his acclaimed career, Stapleton has enjoyed five #1 singles, including “Drink A Beer” (co-written by Jim Beavers and recorded by Luke Bryan), which is nominated for “Song of the Year” at the 2015 ACM Awards. He has also 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 Gill, Alison Krauss, Marty Stuart, Emmylou 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 also won eight ASCAP Awards and has contributed to the soundtracks of several feature films including “Cars 2” and “Valentine’s Day.”

    TRAVELLER ALBUM TRACKLIST:

    1. Traveller (Chris Stapleton)
    2. Fire Away (Chris Stapleton and Danny Green)
    3. Tennessee Whiskey (Dean Dillon and Linda Hargrove)
    4. Parachute (Chris Stapleton and Jim Beavers)
    5. Whiskey And You (Chris Stapleton and Lee Thomas Miller)
    6. Nobody To Blame (Chris Stapleton, Barry Bales and Ronnie Bowman)
    7. More Of You (Chris Stapleton and Ronnie Bowman)
    8. When The Stars Come Out (Chris Stapleton and Dan Wilson)
    9. Daddy Doesn’t Pray Anymore (Chris Stapleton)
    10. Might As Well Get Stoned (Chris Stapleton and Jimmy Stewart)
    11. Was It 26 (Don Sampson)
    12. The Devil Named Music (Chris Stapleton)
    13. Outlaw State Of Mind (Chris Stapleton, Ronnie Bowman and Jerry Salley)
    14. Sometimes I Cry (Chris Stapleton and Clint Ingersoll)

    CHRIS STAPLETON CONFIRMED TOUR DATES

    April 16—Dallas, TX—City Tavern

    April 18—Dallas, TX—Good Records in-store

    April 30—Boston, MA—TD Garden*

    May 2—New Orleans, LA—New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

    May 5—New York, NY—Mercury Lounge

    May 8—Nashville, TN—Cannery Ballroom (SOLD OUT)

    May 9—Nashville, TN—Cannery Ballroom (on-sale Friday, April 10)

    May 15—Park City, KS—Hartman Arena†

    May 19—Columbia, MO—The Blue Note

    May 20—Lincoln, NE—Pinnacle Bank Arena*

    May 22—Rapid City, SD—Rushmore Plaza Civic Center*

    May 23—Bozeman, MT—Brick Breeden Fieldhouse*

    May 24—Billings, MT—The Pub Station

    May 28—Denver, CO—Bluebird Theater

    May 30—St. Louis, MO—The Firebird

    June 5—Athens, GA—Georgia Theatre

    June 6—Macon, GA—Cox Capitol Theatre

    June 7—Birmingham, AL—Iron City

    June 26—New York, NY—Farmborough Festival

    June 27—Dover, DE—Big Barrel Country Music Festival

    June 28—Charleston, WV—Mountain Stage

    July 3—Fort Worth, TX—Billy Bob’s Texas 4th of July Picnic

    July 12—Chicago, IL—Windy City Smokeout BBQ & Country Music Fest

    July 19—Louisville, KY—Forecastle Festival

    *with Eric Church

    †with Gary Allan

  • CHRIS STAPLETON HAS ‘STARS’ IN HIS SIGHTS.

    Chris Stapleton’s “When The Stars Come Out” from his forthcoming album, Traveller, premiered yesterday at the Los Angeles Times and can now be heard/shared here. Of the music, the Los Angeles Times’ Randy Lewis praises, “…positions him among the ranks of a new wave of musicians who are mindful of tradition but who also are striving to inject fresh ideas and modes of expression into country and bluegrass.”

    The track is from Stapleton’s highly anticipated debut solo album, Traveller, which will be released May 5 on Mercury Records Nashville and is now available for pre-order. In advance of the release, Stapleton will make his network television debut next Tuesday, April 14 on the “Late Show with David Letterman.”

    In addition to several tour dates with Eric Church, Stapleton will embark on a series of special headlining performances this spring including album release shows at New York’s Mercury Lounge on May 5 and Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom on May 8 and May 9. He is also confirmed to perform at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 2, New York’s Farmborough Festival on June 26, Delaware’s Big Barrel Country Music Festival on June 27 and Louisville’s Forecastle Festival on July 19. See below for complete tour details.

    As part of Record Store Day 2015, Mercury Records Nashville will release a limited edition 10” vinyl, IN STEREO, which features three tracks from Traveller—“When The Stars Come Out,” “Fire Away” and “Tennessee Whiskey.” Stapleton will celebrate the release with a special in-store performance at Dallas’ Good Records on Saturday, April 18 at 12:00 P.M.

    Already receiving widespread acclaim, NPR Music recently premiered the first single and title track praising, “‘Traveller’ gives Stapleton’s loyal admirers what they’ve been craving: a consummately crafted song that’s also vibrant and immediate, traditionalist without being the least bit fussy about it…He’s a treasure who deserves the kind of genre-spanning audience a song like this one courts. Southern rock, Americana, country, long-haired soul—call ‘Traveller’ whatever feels right. It belongs in all of those categories. It belongs in your day, whatever kind you’re having.” Additionally, of the single, The New York Times asserts, “On this howling, earthy, spacious album, Mr. Stapleton’s voice is liquor-thick and three-drinks limber. That’s not the modern country model of manliness, which is preening and glossy, but a reminder of the genre’s haggard strain that long predates it,” while Country Weekly declares, “Every once in a while you run into a singer here in Nashville who just blows you away, an artist who can create sound in an effortless manner and transport your soul out of this world. This morning that someone proved to be Chris Stapleton.” The single can now be heard/shared here.

    Recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A (with additional production at The Castle and Blackbird Studio), Traveller was produced by Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell) and recorded by Vance Powell (Jack White). In addition to renditions of Dean Dillon and Linda Hargrove’s “Tennessee Whiskey” and Don Sampson’s “Was It 26,” the album features twelve original songs, including fan-favorite “Sometimes I Cry.” Recently, during a special album reveal party, Stapleton returned to RCA Studio A to record a new version of “Sometimes I Cry” live-to-tape in front of an audience—allowing a unique, once-in-a-lifetime glimpse inside the making of the album.

    Of the album, Stapleton comments, “This record was made standing on the shoulders of friends, family, and heroes. I hope people enjoy listening to it as much as I’ve enjoyed making it.”

    Over the course of his acclaimed career, Stapleton has enjoyed five #1 singles, including “Drink A Beer” (co-written by Jim Beavers and recorded by Luke Bryan), which is nominated for “Song of the Year” at the 2015 ACM Awards. He has also 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 Gill, Alison Krauss, Marty Stuart, Emmylou 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 also won eight ASCAP Awards and has contributed to the soundtracks of several feature films including “Cars 2” and “Valentine’s Day.”

    TRAVELLER ALBUM TRACKLIST:

    1. Traveller (Chris Stapleton)
    2. Fire Away (Chris Stapleton and Danny Green)
    3. Tennessee Whiskey (Dean Dillon and Linda Hargrove)
    4. Parachute (Chris Stapleton and Jim Beavers)
    5. Whiskey And You (Chris Stapleton and Lee Thomas Miller)
    6. Nobody To Blame (Chris Stapleton, Barry Bales and Ronnie Bowman)
    7. More Of You (Chris Stapleton and Ronnie Bowman)
    8. When The Stars Come Out (Chris Stapleton and Dan Wilson)
    9. Daddy Doesn’t Pray Anymore (Chris Stapleton)
    10. Might As Well Get Stoned (Chris Stapleton and Jimmy Stewart)
    11. Was It 26 (Don Sampson)
    12. The Devil Named Music (Chris Stapleton)
    13. Outlaw State Of Mind (Chris Stapleton, Ronnie Bowman and Jerry Salley)
    14. Sometimes I Cry (Chris Stapleton and Clint Ingersoll)

    CHRIS STAPLETON CONFIRMED TOUR DATES

    April 16—Dallas, TX—City Tavern

    April 18—Dallas, TX—Good Records in-store

    April 30—Boston, MA—TD Garden*

    May 2—New Orleans, LA—New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

    May 5—New York, NY—Mercury Lounge

    May 8—Nashville, TN—Cannery Ballroom (SOLD OUT)

    May 9—Nashville, TN—Cannery Ballroom (on-sale Friday, April 10)

    May 15—Park City, KS—Hartman Arena†

    May 19—Columbia, MO—The Blue Note

    May 20—Lincoln, NE—Pinnacle Bank Arena*

    May 22—Rapid City, SD—Rushmore Plaza Civic Center*

    May 23—Bozeman, MT—Brick Breeden Fieldhouse*

    May 24—Billings, MT—The Pub Station

    May 28—Denver, CO—Bluebird Theater

    May 30—St. Louis, MO—The Firebird

    June 5—Athens, GA—Georgia Theatre

    June 6—Macon, GA—Cox Capitol Theatre

    June 7—Birmingham, AL—Iron City

    June 26—New York, NY—Farmborough Festival

    June 27—Dover, DE—Big Barrel Country Music Festival

    June 28—Charleston, WV—Mountain Stage

    July 3—Fort Worth, TX—Billy Bob’s Texas 4th of July Picnic

    July 12—Chicago, IL—Windy City Smokeout BBQ & Country Music Fest

    July 19—Louisville, KT—Forecastle Festival

    *with Eric Church

    †with Gary Allen