Fans anxious for long-awaited new music from Chris Stapleton will be excited to know that the singer is releasing not one, but two albums this year. The first, From A Room: Volume 1, is due out May 5 on Mercury Records Nashville. The album is the first new music from Stapleton since 2015’s breakthrough, double platinum monster smash Traveller, and comes exactly two years to the day since that album’s release.
Stapleton’s new project takes its name from Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, where it was recorded during the winter of 2016-17. Once again produced by Dave Cobb, Volume 1 features eight originals as well as a rendition of the Willie Nelson classic “Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning.” Other songs include the tune Stapleton just premiered on the ACM telecast, “Second One To Know,” as well as the album’s first single, “Either Way.” Among the writers who contribute songs to the new project are Mike Henderson, Casey Beathard, Craig Wiseman, Shawn Camp, and more.
The new album, which is available now for preorder digitally and in bundles, features Stapleton on vocals and guitar, Cobb on acoustic guitar, Morgane Stapleton on harmony vocals, J.T. Cure on bass, Derek Mixon on drums, Mickey Raphael on harmonica, Robby Turner on pedal steel, and Mike Webb on keys.
From A Room: Volume 1, will be followed by a second collection of songs from Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 2, which will be released later this year.
Stapleton will no doubt be performing the new material on his All American Road Show tour, which runs through November and features Brothers Osborne, Lucie Silvas, Anderson East, Brent Cobb, Margo Price and Marty Stuart as special guests. Seven new dates were recently added to the tour, which go on sale at LiveNation.com this Friday, April 7.
From A Room: Volume 1 Tracklist:
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