One of the country’s most respected and beloved musicians, in the past year Stapleton was named Entertainer of the Year at the 58th ACM Awards — resulting in a prestigious ACM Triple Crown Award — and Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2022 CMA Awards — his sixth time earning the award, setting the record for most wins ever in the category. Additionally, in February, he performed the National Anthem at Super Bowl LVII and has collaborated in recent years with Adele, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Justin Timberlake, P!nk, Sheryl Crow, Santana, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson and many more.
The new album follows 2020’s acclaimed Starting Over, which went on to win three awards at the 67th Annual GRAMMYs: Best Country Album, Best Country Solo Performance (“You Should Probably Leave”) and Best Country Song (“Cold”) in addition to earning Album of the Year honors at both the CMA and ACM Awards. Called a “a sure-footed masterpiece” by the Associated Press, the album landed on “Best of 2020” lists at NPR Music, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Esquire, Vulture, The Tennessean, and The New York Times, who declared, “Chris Stapleton’s roar isn’t designed to scare you off. It’s regal, an announcement of an alpha figure asserting his primacy…on this, his fourth album, the thrill is back.” Prior to Starting Over, Stapleton released a pair of Platinum-certified releases in 2017 — From A Room: Volume 1 and From A Room: Volume 2 — as well as his 5x Platinum breakthrough solo debut album in 2015, Traveller.
In addition to their work as musicians, the Stapletons are founders of the Outlaw State of Kind charitable fund, which supports a variety of causes that are close to their heart.
Chris Stapleton has been announced as one of the performers for the 2023 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, along with Elton John, Dave Matthews, Brandi Carlile and H.E.R. This year’s class includes Willie Nelson, Missy Elliott and Sheryl Crow. The event will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on November 3rd and will be livestreamed and broadcast on Disney+ and ABC.
Little Big Town spent time with TODAY’s Dylan Dryer on a tour of Nashville, for a cowboy boot fitting, a taste of hot chicken and live music ahead of the very first People’s Choice Country Awards tonight on NBC and Peacock. Check it out below.
Brad Paisley appeared on ABC’s Nightline on Wednesday (September 27th) as he returned home to West Virginia where he’s giving back to the community. He shared his love and heartbreak for his home state and the inspiration behind the songs “Son of the Mountains,” “The Medicine Will” and “Same Here.”
Luke Bryan and The War And Treaty will be featured on CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown this weekend. The show will air Saturday (September 30th) and Sunday (October 1st) at 9am ET/8am CT.
This weekend, @lukebryan heads to Wisconsin to celebrate 14 years of Farm Tour! Plus, we talk to stars @ashleymcbryde, @MissMargoPrice, @warandtreaty & more from @PilgrimageFest & bring you this week’s hottest hits! The fun begins on #cmtHot20, Sat & Sun, at 9a/8c @CMT! pic.twitter.com/gcmlu4mAsP
— CMT Hot 20 Countdown (@cmtHot20) September 27, 2023
Alan Jackson will release a special green vinyl edition of his 1993 holiday release, Honky Tonk Christmas on October 6th. You can pre-order it now at https://alanjackson.lnk.to/HTC.
Don't miss out on getting into the holiday spirit early! 🎄🎶
— Alan Jackson (@OfficialJackson) September 28, 2023
Chris Stapleton has announced he’s taking his “All-American Road Show” across the pond to the U.K. next year with special guest, Marty Stuart. The trek will launch October 16th in Manchester with stops in Glasgow, Dublin and Birmingham before wrapping October 23rd in London. Tickets for the U.K. leg go on sale Friday (September 29th).
JUST ANNOUNCED: The All-American Road Show goes across the pond to the United Kingdom and Ireland in October 2024 with special guest, @martystuarthq.
— Chris Stapleton (@ChrisStapleton) September 25, 2023
As you know, Chris Stapleton is now the voice of the opening song for Monday Night Football, but he was also featured during the broadcast Monday (September 25th) in a preview of Dolly Parton‘s forthcoming album, Rockstar. Dolly’s version of “Night Moves” from the album features Chris. In the coming weeks, more of Dolly’s tracks will be featured during MNF.
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) September 26, 2023
Kylie Morgan performed the National Anthem prior to the Monday Night Football matchup (September 25th) between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams. The Bengals won 19-16. She returns to the road on Old Dominion’s No Bad Vibes Tour on Thursday (September 28th) in Charleston, South Carolina.
Tyler Hubbard rushed from his tour stop in Las Vegas to a venue across town to perform the No. 1 hit, “Meant To Be,” with his friend and co-writer Bebe Rexha.
— Tyler Hubbard (@tylerhubbard) September 23, 2023
Chris Stapleton is ready for some football — Monday Night Football, to be exact. He reimagines Phil Collins’ iconic song, “In The Air Tonight,” along with rapper/entertainment mogul Snoop Dogg and world-renowned drummer Cindy Blackman Santana, as the new opening song and music video for ESPN’s Monday Night Football. The new song and video will premiere tonight (September 18th) prior to Monday Night Football’s “Two Games, One Night” special presentation for both games (Saints at Panthers, 7:15pm ET on ESPN) and (Browns at Steelers, 8:15pm on ABC) and will continue to lead into all Monday Night Football games, ESPN’s Week 18 Saturday Doubleheader, Super Wild Card and its first Divisional playoff game.
— Chris Stapleton (@ChrisStapleton) September 18, 2023
Brothers Osborne have released the official music video for their latest Top 25 single, “Nobody’s Nobody.” The song, which they co-wrote with producer Mike Elizondo and Kendell Marvel, is on their new self-titled album.
We are just one week away from the premiere of Season 24 of NBC’s The Voice with Reba McEntire taking over the coach’s red chair from Blake Shelton. A new promo was just released for the new season, featuring all four coaches — Reba, Gwen Stefani, John Legend and Niall Horan. Season 24 has a two-night premiere on Monday (September 25th) and Tuesday (September 26th) at 8pm ET/7pm CT.
Monday, September 25 at 8/7c and Tuesday September 26 at 8/7c
Carrie Underwood‘s Carrie’s Country on SiriusXM (Channel 60) is showcasing a special episode of Carrie’s Countdown to celebrate the release of Denim & Rhinestones Deluxe Edition, which comes out Friday. The episode premiere’s Monday (September 18th) at 3pm ET and will repeat every day this week through Saturday (September 23rd) and include Monday, September 25th).
After picking up the CCMA Award for Breakthrough Artist or Group of the Year, Josh Ross has announced his first headlining tour, The Trouble Tour, kicking off early next year. He’s still on the road with Nickelback through October 5th.