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Stapleton sets "Vol. 2" for December

Monday, October 16, 2017 – Chris Stapleton's "From A Room: Volume 2" drops Dec. 1 on Mercury Records Nashville.

The forthcoming album takes its name from Nashville's RCA Studio A where it was recorded over the last year with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb. Along with Stapleton on vocals and guitar and Cobb on acoustic guitar, the album features wife Morgane Stapleton on harmony vocals as well as band members J.T. Cure on bass and Derek Mixon on drums. In addition to seven songs co-written by Stapleton, the album features versions of Kevin Welch's "Millionaire" and the Homer Banks/Lester Snell-penned song made famous by Pops Staples, "Friendship."

The set list is:
1. Millionaire (Kevin Welch)
2. Hard Livin' (Chris Stapleton, Kendell Marvel)
3. Scarecrow In The Garden (Chris Stapleton, Brice Long, Matt Fleener)
4. Nobody's Lonely Tonight (Chris Stapleton, Mike Henderson)
5. Tryin' To Untangle My Mind (Chris Stapleton, Jaron Boyer, Kendell Marvel)
6. A Simple Song (Chris Stapleton, Darrell Hayes)
7. Midnight Train To Memphis (Chris Stapleton, Mike Henderson)
8. Drunkard's Prayer (Chris Stapleton, Jameson Clark)
9. Friendship (Homer Banks, Lester Snell)

The disc follows the release of "From A Room: Volume 1," which debuted earlier this year at number one on the Billboard Country Albums chart and number two on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Certified Gold, the release is the best-selling country album of 2017.

Stapleton will soon wrap-up his "All-American Road Show" tour, which includes upcoming shows in Baton Rouge, La., San Antonio, Bossier City, La., Austin, Houston, Dallas, Charleston, West Va., Tampa and Jacksonville. Special guests Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb will join for the final leg of the tour.

Stapleton will perform as part of the "All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers Farewell Concert" on Oct. 25 and will join fellow country performers for the "Country Rising" benefit concert on Nov. 12.Stapleton will also make his debut on PBS' "Austin City Limits" program later this month. The taping will be streamed live via ACL's YouTube channel on Monday, Oct. 23 at 9 p.m. Eastern with the broadcast version airing on PBS early next year as part of Season 43.

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