Chris Stapleton’s “From A Room: Volume 1” Debuts at #1 on Billboard Country Albums Chart

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STRONGEST COUNTRY DEBUT SINCE 2015

DUE TO DEMAND, SECOND SHOW ADDED AT NASHVILLE’S BRIDGESTONE ARENA, ON SALE 5/19

★★★★ “From A Room is strikingly focused, sonically and thematically.” —Rolling Stone

Chris Stapleton’s From A Room: Volume 1 debuted this week at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart with over 218,000 first-week sales. The album also landed at #1 on the Billboard Top Album Sales chart with 202,000 in pure album units. This is the strongest sales week by a country artist since Luke Bryan’s Kill The Lights in 2015 and, with its 13.5 million audio on-demand streams, is the highest streaming debut for a country artist to date.

Out now on Mercury Records Nashville (available here), From A Room: Volume 1 is the first new music from Stapleton since 2015’s breakthrough double Platinum solo debut Traveller and will be followed by From A Room: Volume 2—coming later this year.

In celebration of the release, Stapleton recently joined legendary journalist and talk show host Charlie Rose for a special interview on the PBS program. The visit also included a performance of Stapleton’s new single, “Either Way.” Watch the full interview here and performance here. Additionally last week, Stapleton made his debut on “The Howard Stern Show” performing “Broken Halos” and returned to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” performing “I Was Wrong.” While at “The Tonight Show,” Stapleton also joined Fallon and fellow guest Kevin Bacon for the latest installment of “First Drafts of Rock.” Watch their rendition of ZZ Top’s “Legs” here.

Released to widespread acclaim, The New York Times recently profiled Stapleton and his wife and collaborator, Morgane Stapleton (read the full story here). Of the couple, The Times’ Jon Caramanica praises, “The dynamic between the two is one of country’s great treats, a vivid display of affection that elevates their music.” He goes on to assert, “LikeTraveller, From A Room is earthen, rich with tradition, has a tactile intensity and is carefully measured.”

In support of the album, “Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show” tour will span throughout 2017 including a newly added second and final show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on October 14 in response to demand. Exclusive Stapleton Fan Club pre-sales for the concert will begin tomorrow at 10:00am local time (www.stapletonfanclub.com) with public tickets on-sale Friday, May 19 at 10:00am local time. Live Nation is the national tour promoter for the “All-American Road Show.” Citi® is the official credit card of the “All-American Road Show” tour.

Special guests for the extensive tour include Brothers Osborne, Lucie Silvas, Anderson East, Brent Cobb, Margo Price and Marty Stuart. Of a recent performance, the Seattle Times declares, “…Stapleton dazzled the sold-out crowd with a barrage of songs that defy easy categorization while receiving the kind of deafening cheers reserved for superstars.”

The album takes its name from Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, where it was recorded during the winter of 2016-17. Once again produced by Grammy Award-winning producerDave Cobb, Volume 1 features eight original songs as well as “Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning,” which was written by Gary P. Nunn and Donna Sioux Farar and made famous by Willie Nelson. Additional highlights on the album include the album’s first radio single, “Either Way.”

In addition to 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 and musicians Mickey Raphael on harmonica,Robby Turner on pedal steel and Mike Webb on keys.

The May 5 release of Volume 1 comes exactly two years to the day since the release of 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. Additionally, in the past two years, Stapleton has performed on multiple national TV shows including “Saturday Night Live,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and was profiled on “CBS News Sunday Morning.”

FROM A ROOM: VOLUME 1 TRACKLIST
1.  Broken Halos (Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson)
2.  Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning (Gary P. Nunn and Donna Sioux Farar)
3.  Second One To Know (Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson)
4.  Up To No Good Livin’ (Chris Stapleton and Casey Beathard)
5.  Either Way (Chris Stapleton, Tim James and Kendall Marvel)
6.  I Was Wrong (Chris Stapleton and Craig Wiseman)
7.  Without Your Love (Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson)
8.  Them Stems (Chris Stapleton, Jimmy Stewart and Shawn Camp)
9.  Death Row (Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson)

“CHRIS STAPLETON’S ALL-AMERICAN ROAD SHOW
May 18—San Diego, CA—Mattress Firm Amphitheatre‡
May 19—Phoenix, AZ—Ak-Chin Pavilion‡
May 20—Los Angeles, CA—The Forum‡
May 23—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre‡ (SOLD OUT)
May 24—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre‡ (SOLD OUT)
June 1—Fresno, CA—Save Mart Center at Fresno State‡
June 2— Mountain View, CA—Shoreline Amphitheatre‡
June 3—Wheatland, CA—Toyota Amphitheatre‡ (SOLD OUT)
June 9—Southaven, MS—BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove§
June 10—Birmingham, AL—Oak Mountain Amphitheatre§ (SOLD OUT)
June 11—Nashville, TN—CMA Music Fest
June 15—Charleston, WV—Charleston Civic Center§ (SOLD OUT)
June 16—Cincinnati, OH—Riverbend Music Center§ (SOLD OUT)
June 17—Indianapolis, IN—Klipsch Music Center§
June 22—Tulsa, OK—BOK Center§
June 23—Manhattan, KS—Country Stampede
June 24—North Platte, NE—Nebraskaland Days
June 29—Chicago, IL—Wrigley Field# (SOLD OUT)
July 5—Milwaukee, WI—Summerfest#
July 6—Milwaukee, WI—Summerfest#
July 14—Mansfield, MA—Xfinity Center§
July 15—Hartford, CT—The XFINITY Theatre§
July 16—Darien Lake, NY—Darien Lake Performing Arts Center§
July 20—Holmdel, NJ—P.N.C. Bank Arts Center§
July 21—Wantagh, NY—Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater§
July 22—Bristow, VA—Jiffy Lube Live§
July 28—George, WA—Watershed Festival (SOLD OUT)
July 29—Central Point, OR—Country Crossings Music Festival
July 30—Mountain Home, ID—Mountain Home Country Music Festival
August 3—Duluth, MN—AMSOIL Arena** (SOLD OUT)
August 4—Prairie Du Chien, WI—Country on the River
August 5—St. Louis, MO—Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre**
August 10—Hershey, PA—Giant Center**
August 11—Pittsburgh, PA—KeyBank Pavilion**
August 12—Philadelphia, PA—BB&T Pavilion**
August 17—Toronto, ON—Budweiser Stage**
August 18—Cleveland, OH—Blossom Music Center**
August 19—Clarkston, MI—DTE Energy Music Theatre** (SOLD OUT)
August 25—Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion**
August 26—Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion**
October 5—Moline, IL—iWireless Center**
October 6—Des Moines, IA—Wells Fargo Arena**
October 7—St Paul, MN—Xcel Energy Center**
October 13—Nashville, TN—Bridgestone Arena† (SOLD OUT)
October 14—Nashville, TN—Bridgestone Arena† (ON-SALE 5/19)
October 19—Baton Rouge, LA—Raising Cane’s River Center Arena†† (SOLD OUT)
October 20—San Antonio, TX—AT&T Center††
October 21—Bossier City, LA—CenturyLink Center†† (SOLD OUT)
October 26—Austin, TX—Austin360 Amphitheater††
October 27—Houston, TX—Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman††
October 28—Dallas, TX—Starplex Pavilion††
November 3—Columbus, OH—Nationwide Arena††
November 4—Grand Rapids, MI—Van Andel Arena††
November 10—Tampa, FL—MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre††
November 11—Jacksonville, FL—Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena††
November 16—Little Rock, AR—Verizon Arena††
November 18—Omaha, NE—CenturyLink Center Omaha††

‡with special guests Brothers Osborne and Lucie Silvas
§with special guests Anderson East and Brent Cobb
#with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
**with special guests Margo Price and Brent Cobb
†with special guests Brothers Osborne and Brent Cobb
††with special guests Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb

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