Chris Stapleton’s solo debut album Traveller was released this week via Mercury Records Nashville. He marked the occasion Tuesday (May 5) with a performance of album cut “Tennessee Whiskey” on ABC’s The View. (Listen to the track.) Stapleton also performed an album release show at New York’s Mercury Lounge and is set for shows at Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom on May 8 and 9.
The singer-songwriter is touring through the fall. In addition to his own headlining dates, Stapleton will appear at select concerts with Eric Church, Gary Allan and Jason Isbell.
Earlier this month, Stapleton made his network television solo debut on the Late Show With David Letterman performing the first single and title track, “Traveller.” (See video below.)
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 twelve original songs, including fan-favorite “Sometimes I Cry.”
Stapleton says, “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.”
Stapleton has enjoyed five No. 1 singles and penned over 170 album cuts, including songs recorded by Adele, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley. As lead vocalist for critically acclaimed bluegrass band The SteelDrivers, Stapleton earned three Grammy nominations.
1. Traveller (Chris Stapleton)
2. Fire Away (Chris Stapleton and Danny Green)
3. Tennessee Whiskey (Dean Dillon and Linda Hargrove)
4. Parachute (Chris Stapleton and Jim Beavers)
5. Whiskey And You (Chris Stapleton and Lee Thomas Miller)
6. Nobody To Blame (Chris Stapleton, Barry Bales and Ronnie Bowman)
7. More Of You (Chris Stapleton and Ronnie Bowman)
8. When The Stars Come Out (Chris Stapleton and Dan Wilson)
9. Daddy Doesn’t Pray Anymore (Chris Stapleton)
10. Might As Well Get Stoned (Chris Stapleton and Jimmy Stewart)
11. Was It 26 (Don Sampson)
12. The Devil Named Music (Chris Stapleton)
13. Outlaw State Of Mind (Chris Stapleton, Ronnie Bowman and Jerry Salley)
14. Sometimes I Cry (Chris Stapleton and Clint Ingersoll)