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Stapleton's "Traveller" premieres today

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 – Chris Stapleton's new song, "Traveller, premiered today at NPR Music.

"Traveller" is the title track of Stapleton's solo debut album, which will be out May 5 on Mercury Records Nashville.

Stapleton, who was lead singer of the bluegrass band The SteelDrivers, was also recently nominated for "Song of the Year" at the 2015 ACM Awards for "Drink A Beer" (co-written by Jim Beavers and recorded by Luke Bryan)-his fifth career number 1 single.

Recorded at Nashville's 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 12 songs.


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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 ...
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 ...


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