NEW YORK (Oct. 16, 2017) – Kentuckian Chris Stapleton’s From A Room: Volume 2 will be released Dec. 1 on Mercury Records Nashville and is now available to pre-order digitally and with exclusive limited-edition bundles. The multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM Award-winning musician first shared the album news from stage during the first of two sold-out shows at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena this past Friday. Of the special hometown concerts, CMT praises, “…cemented his status as one of music’s greatest talents to emerge from the current decade.”
The forthcoming album takes its name from Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A (the capital “A” in “From A Room”) 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 Morgane Stapleton on harmony vocals as well as longtime 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” See below for complete track list.
Volume 2 follows the release of From A Room: Volume 1, which debuted earlier this year at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and, with its RIAA Gold certification, remains the #1 best-selling country album of 2017. Stapleton’s 2015 double-platinum solo debut, Traveller, is currently the #2 best-selling country album of the year.
The critically acclaimed album, which Rolling Stone awarded four stars declaring, “From A Room is strikingly focused, sonically and thematically,” was recently nominated for Album of the Year at the 51st annual CMA Awards. Stapleton is also nominated for Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year at the awards, which will be broadcast on ABC live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 8 at 8/7c.
Stapleton will soon wrap-up his extensive and widely praised “All-American Road Show” tour, which includes upcoming shows in Baton Rouge, San Antonio, Bossier City, Austin, Houston, Dallas, Charleston, WV, Columbus, Grand Rapids, Tampa, Jacksonville, Little Rock, Oklahoma City and Omaha. Special guests Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb will join for the final leg of the tour. See below for details. Live Nation is the national tour promoter for “Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show.” Many of the shows on “Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show” have already sold out, with limited tickets remaining for others. Check ChrisStapleton.com/tour for tickets and more information.
In addition to the “All-American Road Show” dates, Stapleton will perform as part of the “All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers Farewell Concert” on October 25 and will join fellow country performers for the “COUNTRY RISING” benefit concert on November 12.Stapleton will also make his debut on PBS’ legendary “Austin City Limits” program later this month. The taping will be streamed live via ACL’s YouTube channel on Monday, October 23 at 8pm CT/9pm ET with the broadcast version airing on PBS early next year as part of Season 43.
The closest Stapleton will come to performing in Kentucky on this tour are dates in Nashville (10/25, 11/12) and Columbus, Ohio (11/3). Stapleton also released a new track “Millionaire” earlier this week. The track is the first in rotation on the upcoming From A Room: Volume 2.
FROM A ROOM: VOLUME 2 TRACK LIST:
- Millionaire (Kevin Welch)
- Hard Livin’ (Chris Stapleton, Kendell Marvel)
- Scarecrow In The Garden (Chris Stapleton, Brice Long, Matt Fleener)
- Nobody’s Lonely Tonight (Chris Stapleton, Mike Henderson)
- Tryin’ To Untangle My Mind (Chris Stapleton, Jaron Boyer, Kendell Marvel)
- A Simple Song (Chris Stapleton, Darrell Hayes)
- Midnight Train To Memphis (Chris Stapleton, Mike Henderson)
- Drunkard’s Prayer (Chris Stapleton, Jameson Clark)
- Friendship (Homer Banks, Lester Snell)
“CHRIS STAPLETON’S ALL-AMERICAN ROAD SHOW”
- Oct. 19—Baton Rouge, LA—Raising Cane’s River Center Arena* (SOLD OUT)
- Oct. 20—San Antonio, TX—AT&T Center*
- Oct. 21—Bossier City, LA—CenturyLink Center* (SOLD OUT)
- Oct. 25—Nashville, TN—All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers Farewell Concert
- Oct. 26—Austin, TX—Austin360 Amphitheater* (SOLD OUT)
- Oct. 27—Houston, TX—Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman* (SOLD OUT)
- Oct. 28—Dallas, TX—Starplex Pavilion* (SOLD OUT)
- Nov. 2—Charleston, WV—Charleston Civic Center (SOLD OUT)
- Nov. 3—Columbus, OH—Nationwide Arena*
- Nov. 4—Grand Rapids, MI—Van Andel Arena* (SOLD OUT)
- Nov. 10—Tampa, FL—MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre*
- Nov. 11—Jacksonville, FL—Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena*
- Nov. 12—Nashville, TN—COUNTRY RISING
- Nov. 16—Little Rock, AR—Verizon Arena*
- Nov. 17—Oklahoma City, OK—Chesapeake Energy Arena*
- Nov. 18—Omaha, NE—CenturyLink Center Omaha*