Stapleton stays in top 10
Sunday, April 3, 2016
– Chris Stapleton will have the only country CD in the Billboard top 10 when the charts are released on Tuesday.
Stapleton's "Traveller" sold 31,000 units, down 6 percent, and good for eighth on the chart, down 2 from the previous week.
Two country releases that had been in the top 10 - Joey + Rory's "Hymns" and Kane Brown's "Chapter 1" EP - fell out.
Former One Direction member Zayn Malik debuted in first with his debut solo effort, "Mind of Mine." He had 157,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 31with seals, track equivalent sales and streaming.
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 ...