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Stapleton readies two albums this year

Thursday, April 6, 2017 – Chris Stapleton will be out with two albums, he announced Thursday.

His sophomore effort, From a Room: Volume 1," will contain nine songs, and be out May 5 on Mercury Nashville. "From A Room: Volume 2" is due later this year with no release date announced, the label said.

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. "Second One To Know," which Stapleton recently premiered at the 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday and the first single, "Either Way," are on the disc.

In addition to Stapleton on vocals and guitar and Cobb on acoustic guitar, the album features wife 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 release will come exactly two years after "Traveller."

The track list is:
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)

Tour dates are:

April 6-Columbus, GA-Columbus Civic Center* (SOLD OUT)

April 8-Ft. Lauderdale, FL-Tortuga Music Festival

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 23-24 - 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 5-6 -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
Aug. 3-Duluth, MN-AMSOIL Arena** (SOLD OUT)
Aug. 4-Prairie Du Chien, WI-Country on the River
Aug. 5-St. Louis, MO-Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre**
Aug. 10-Hershey, PA-Giant Center**
Aug. 11-Pittsburgh, PA-KeyBank Pavilion**
Aug. 12-Philadelphia, PA-BB&T Pavilion**
Aug. 17-Toronto, ON-Budweiser Stage**
Aug. 18-Cleveland, OH-Blossom Music Center**
Aug. 19-Clarkston, MI-DTE Energy Music Theatre** (SOLD OUT)
Aug. 25-Gilford, NH-Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion**
Oct. 6-Des Moines, IA-Wells Fargo Arena** (ON-SALE 4/7)
Oct. 7-St Paul, MN-Xcel Energy Center** (ON-SALE 4/7)
Oct. 19-Baton Rouge, LA-Raising Cane's River Center Arena+ (ON-SALE 4/7)
Oct. 20-San Antonio, TX-AT&T Center+ (ON-SALE 4/7)
Oct. 21-Bossier City, LA-CenturyLink Center+ (ON-SALE 4/7)
Oct. 26-Austin, TX-Austin360 Amphitheater+ (ON-SALE 4/7) November 4-Grand Rapids, MI-Van Andel Arena+ (ON-SALE 4/7) * 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

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