NASHVILLE, Tn. (Nov. 28 and Dec. 1, 2017) – Chris Stapleton was nominated for three awards at the 60th GRAMMY Awards—Best Country Album (“From A Room: Volume 1”), Best Country Song (“Broken Halos”) and Best Country Solo Performance (“Either Way”) earlier this week ahead of the release of “From a Room: Volume 2,” which is out today on Mercury Records Nashville.
The nominations come ahead of this Friday’s release of From A Room: Volume 2. Of the music, NPR Music praises, “…folding these songs into his repertoire lends greater emotional weight to his entire body of work…It’s no wonder so many fans have come to count him as a musical hero.”
The release of “Volume 2” follows the May release of “Volume 1” to widespread praise, debuting 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). Most recently, Stapleton won Album of the Year (“From A Room: Volume 1”) and Male Vocalist of the Year at The 51st Annual CMA Awards. This marks Stapleton’s third consecutive Male Vocalist win and his second in three years for Album.
Both “Volume 1” and “Volume 2” take their name from Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A (the capital “A” in “From A Room”) where they were recorded 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.
Stapleton’s song “Parachute” from the aforementioned “Traveller” was featured on Wick’s Picks earlier this year.
“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 2018 CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
- March 17—Durant, Ok.—Choctaw Grand Theater
- March 24—Laughlin, Nv.—Laughlin Event Center
- March 25—Tempe, Az.—Innings Festival
- May 26—Daytona, Fl.—Country 500
- May 27—New Orleans, La.—Bayou Country Superfest
- June 23—Arlington, Tx.—AT&T Stadium*
*supporting The Eagles