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Stapleton tells "Traveller" story

Monday, June 1, 2015 – Chris Stapleton's "15 Years Of Traveller" video premiered today.

The piece chronicles the stories and experiences behind his well-received album, "Traveller," which recently debuted at number 2 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart with more than 27,000 albums sold making it the best-selling first week by a debut country artist in 2015 and 1 of the 10 best first week country debuts in the last 5 years.

"It's 15 years of effort," Stapleton said, "And this is what I came up with."

The disc 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 known as a songwriter, Stapleton has enjoyed five number one hits including the five-week number one "Never Wanted Nothing More" recorded by Kenny Chesney, George Strait's "Love's Gonna Make it Alright" and Luke Bryan's "Drink A Beer."

Stapleton will embark on an extensive headlining tour this summer including festival performances at Farmborough Festival, Big Barrel Country Music Festival, Billy Bob's Texas 4th of
July Picnic, Willie Nelson's 4th of
July Picnic, Windy City Smokeout BBQ & Country Music Fest and Forecastle Festival.

Tour dates are:
June 6 - Macon, GA - Cox Capitol Theatre
June 7 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City
June 11 - Winston-Salem, NC - Ziggy's
June 12 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall
June 13 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
June 17 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
June 18 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
June 19 - Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend
June 20 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
June 26 - New York, NY - Farmborough Festival
June 27 - Dover, DE - Big Barrel Country Music Festival
June 28 - Charleston, WV - Mountain Stage
July 2 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
July 3 - Fort Worth, TX - Billy Bob's Texas 4th of
July Picnic
July 4 - Austin, TX - Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic
July 10-11 - Prestonsburg, KY - Mountain Arts Center
July 12 - Chicago, IL - Windy City Smokeout BBQ & Country Music Fest
July 18 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
July 24 - Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center*
July 25 - Ashland, KY - Paramount Arts Center
July 30 - Kansas City, MO - Kansas City Live! **
July 31 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
Sept. 5 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot Festival
Sept. 12 - Avon, CO - Rendezvous Music Festival
Sept. 26 - Panama City Beach, FL - Chasin' The Sun Festival
Oct. 26 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium ***
Jan. 31-Feb. 7 - Cayamo Cruise

* with Gary Allan
** with Dwight Yoakam
*** with Jason Isbell

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From A Room: Volume 2 CD review - From A Room: Volume 2
There is no bigger artist in country music today, perhaps even in American music, than Chris Stapleton. His appeal reaches beyond just the commercial country fans for his gritty bluesy approach. 2015's "Traveller" set a high bar, which was met by this year's release of "From A Room: Volume 1," which won Album of the Year in the 51st CMA Awards. Stapleton also garnered the Male Vocalist of the Year for his second time. Now seven months after that release, "From »»»
Traveller CD review - Traveller
Chris Stapleton is one of those artists you've heard without ever realizing it. That's because of his acclaim as a songwriter with such hits as Luke Bryan's "Drink a Beer," Josh Turner's "Your Man," Darius Rucker's "Come Back Song" and Kenny Chesney's "Never Wanted Nothing More." He also had a successful stint as lead singer of the driving bluegrass band The SteelDrivers (Adele recorded one of their songs, which he co-wrote as »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: These Eagles keep songs alive and well – The newly reconfigured Eagles lineup, which now includes Vince Gill and Deacon Frey in place of the late Glenn Frey, hasn't changed its set much since this modified grouping's debut at Dodger Stadium in 2017. Don Henley announced from the outset, though, how the group continues to tour primarily so it can keep the Eagles' many great songs alive.... »»»
Concert Review: Lovett could not have scripted it any better – Cerritos is a fair distance from Hollywood, but Lyle Lovett, who has accumulated a long list of acting credits, sometimes seemed like he was giving a company town performance this night. Maybe it was because Paul Reiser, the "Mad About You" star, introduced Lovett with a funny bit about what some of the man's songs mean (or don't mean).... »»»
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