Stapleton lands in top 10
Sunday, January 17, 2016
– Chris Stapleton will have the only country CD in the Billboard top 10 when it is released Tuesday with "Traveller."
Stapleton's debut disc sold 33,000 units, down 20 percent, for the week ending Jan. 14, according to Nielsen Music.
Stapleton has been near the top every week of the Billboard country albums chart since winning three CMA awards in November.
The late David Bowie had the biggest selling disc. "Blackstar" sold 181,000 units, certainly boosted by his death one week ago, two days after the CD's release.
More news for Chris Stapleton
CD reviews for Chris Stapleton
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 ...
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 ...