Kentucky-born Chris Stapleton is one of Nashville's most respected and beloved musicians. His sophomore album, From A Room: Volume 1, debuted earlier this year at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart upon its release and, with it's Gold certification, remains the strongest-selling country album of 2017. Rolling Stone calls the album "strikingly focused, sonically and thematically" while The New York Times praises, "Like Traveller, From A Room is earthen, rich with tradition, has a tactile intensity and is carefully measured." Most recently, Stapleton was nominated for three awards at the 51st Annual CMA Awards - Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year.
The release of Volume 1 comes exactly two years to the day since the release of his debut solo album, Traveller. Released to immediate widespread critical acclaim, the album had one of the best-selling first weeks by a debut country artist in 2015. Following a historic turn on the 49th Annual CMA Awards - where Stapleton became the first artist to win Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year at the same awards - Traveller became the first album to re-enter the Billboard 200 all-genre album chart at No. 1, where it stayed for two straight weeks. The critically acclaimed album went on to win multiple Grammy and ACM Awards and was the #1 selling Country album of 2016 and the fourth-highest selling album of 2016 across all genres.
Since 2015, Stapleton has performed on multiple national TV shows including "Saturday Night Live," "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," "Late Show with David Letterman," "Good Morning America," "The Today Show," "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," "Late Night with Seth Meyers," "Charlie Rose" and was profiled on "CBS News Sunday Morning."
In celebration of his music, Stapleton's extensive "All-American Road Show" tour is currently underway and will span throughout 2017. A second album - From A Room: Volume 2 - will be released later this year. More details to be announced soon.