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2016 Grammy Award winner - Best Country Album, Best Country Solo Performance
Gatefold double LP
12 original songs, including "Sometimes I Cry"
"His voice is just incredible...it's like caramel." — Adele
"REAL music fans already know. So, mainstream: Chris Stapleton. Remember that name..." — Justin Timberlake
"One of the best singers on the planet. It's ridiculous...so good. So good." — Little Big Town
"Stapleton's writing is masterful, but his huge country/blues voice think Gregg Allman by way of the Kentucky coal mines is what will really blow your hair back and make you literally feel every word he sings." — Rolling Stone
"Every once in a while you run into a singer here in Nashville who just blows you away, an artist who can create sound in an effortless manner and transport your soul out of this world. This morning that someone proved to be Chris Stapleton." — Country Weekly
Chris Stapleton's highly anticipated solo debut album, Traveller, arrives on Mercury Records Nashville. Already a world-renowned songwriter, Stapleton has enjoyed five No. 1 hits including the five-week No. 1 "Never Wanted Nothing More" recorded by Kenny Chesney, George Strait's "Love's Gonna Make it Alright" and Luke Bryan's "Drink A Beer," which Stapleton recently performed with Lady Antebellum at the recent CMT Artists of the Year show.
Recorded at Nashville's historic 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 original songs, including fan-favorite "Sometimes I Cry."
During a special album reveal party, Stapleton returned to RCA Studio A to record a new version of "Sometimes I Cry" live-to-tape in front of an audience allowing a unique, once-in-a-lifetime glimpse inside the making of the album. Of his inspiration behind the record, Stapleton comments, "This record was made standing on the shoulders of friends, family, and heroes. I hope people enjoy listening to it as much as I've enjoyed making it."
Over the course of his acclaimed career, Stapleton has penned more than 170 album cuts, including songs recorded by Adele, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley, and has such notable co-writers as Vince Gill, Peter Frampton and Sheryl Crow among others.
Additionally, Stapleton has shared the stage with such respected artists as Gill, Alison Krauss, Marty Stuart, Emmylou Harris and more. As lead vocalist for critically acclaimed bluegrass band The SteelDrivers, Stapleton earned three Grammy nominations including Best Bluegrass Album, as well as an International Bluegrass Music Association Award for Emerging Artist of the Year. He's also won eight ASCAP Awards and has contributed to the soundtracks of several feature films including "Cars 2" and "Valentine's Day."
|2. Fire Away|
|3. Tennessee Whiskey|
|5. Whiskey And You|
|6. Nobody To Blame|
|7. More Of You|
|8. When The Stars Come Out|
|9. Daddy Doesn’t Pray Anymore|
|10. Might As Well Get Stoned|
|11. Was It 26|
|12. The Devil Named Music|
|13. Outlaw State Of Mind|
|141. Sometimes I Cry|