Sign up for newsletter
 

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

More news for Chris Stapleton

CD reviews for Chris Stapleton

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).... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time  Subscribe to Country News Digest  Follow Country Standard Time on twitter  Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook 

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Tyminski goes dark Dan Tyminski (known simply as "Tyminski" on his 2017 release "Southern Gothic") has traditional music roots and unassailable bluegrass street cred especially given his membership in Alison Krauss' Union Station. He is also a powerful songwriter and has been writing songs for himself and others for years now.... »»»
Washburn, Fleck create "Echoes" Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have powerhouse individual talents; each has followed an estimable career path to where they find themselves today: making complex, but spare, records, writing music together and touring with their son Juno. Their new release, "Echoes In The Valley" features mostly songs written by Fleck and Washburn, banjos, Washburn's strong vocals and very little else.... »»»
Hillman bides his time Legends don't come any more legendary than Chris Hillman. The roll call of bands that comprises Hillman's half century in music reads like a wing exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, the Souther Hillman Furay Band, the Desert Rose Band,... »»»
The Cadillac Three creates its "Legacy" William Shakespeare noted a few centuries back that a rose by any other name would be equally aromatic, and that general idea has musical implications as well. The Cadillac Three knows a thing or two about maintaining a sonic identity after a name change;... »»»
With Stanley and Watson, sound isn't elementary Those aware of the late Owsley "Bear" Stanley likely know him for one of two reasons - his pioneering work manufacturing lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in San Francisco during the mid-to-late 1960s and his role as an innovative sound engineer. Most notably, Bear worked...... »»»
May shifts gears, directions Headed into 2015, Imelda May was on a hit streak. Her rockabilly career was in full swing, nurtured by the likes of former Squeeze keyboardist Jools Holland and guitar icon Jeff Beck. Her albums routinely topped the charts in her native Ireland.... »»»
Lane assumes mantle of "Highway Queen" For most artists, eight years is a fair amount of time in their careers. For Nikki Lane, eight years represents the entirety of her recorded history, and she's filled that relatively short time span with a highlight reel of impressive accomplishments, not the least of which would be actually... »»»
Cry Pretty CD review - Cry Pretty
Carrie Underwood's life was reading straight from the storybooks: one of the few American Idol Winners with ongoing success; a professional athlete for a husband; a beautiful baby boy. The string of great fortune turned sharply in 2017, »»»
My Way CD review - My Way
Not one to rest on his laurels, Willie Nelson's second studio release of the calendar year finds the artist dipping back into the Great American Songbook. Previous collections, including 1978's stellar Stardust, 2009's "American Classic" and 2016's "Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin," established Nelson as one of the finest modern interpreters of American standards.  »»»
Let It Pass CD review - Let It Pass
This is the swan song for The Stray Birds unfortunately, but at least they are parting with another musical triumph. This record barely got made as founding members, fiddler/guitarist/banjoist/vocalist Maya de Vitry and fiddle/guitarist/ »»»
Pretty Bird CD review - Pretty Bird
"Pretty Bird" is Kathy Mattea's first studio album in six years, following 2012's "Follow Me Home." The major reason for this gap was Mattea's realization that her voice was changing so much, she felt as if she was losing it altogether.  »»»
The Keep CD review - The Keep
New Reveille, a talented quintet from North Carolina, can boast the finest harmonies that any kind of music can offer. On their debut, New Reveille mine the early American sounds and make them sound fresh. It's a unique sound that embraces »»»
Cactus CD review - Cactus
Elise Davis tells stories and brings relatable, realistic lyrics rather overly relying on imagery, metaphors and symbolism. That was the general take on her widely acclaimed 2016 "The Token." Some of that assessment holds true again here on "Cactus,"  »»»