CHRIS STAPLETON NOMINATED FOR THREE AWARDS AT 64TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM, BEST COUNTRY SONG AND BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE

5x GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Chris Stapleton is nominated in three categories at the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards: Best Country Album (Starting Over), Best Country Song (“Cold”) and Best Country Solo Performance (“You Should Probably Leave”). The live awards ceremony will be broadcast Monday, January 31 at 8:00PM ET/7:00PM CT on CBS.

The nominations add to a monumental few weeks for Stapleton, who led winners at the 55th Annual CMA Awards earlier this month with six awards: Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year (Starting Over, as artist and producer), Song of the Year (“Starting Over”) and Single of the Year (“Starting Over,” as artist and producer). Moreover, Stapleton took home Album of the Year at the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards earlier this year.

Released last fall on Mercury Records Nashville (stream/purchase here), Starting Over is an album of startling prescience, featuring fourteen tracks that examine life’s simplest joys and most serious struggles. Once again produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, the record debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart and landed on several “Best of 2020” lists including NPR Music, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Esquire, Vulture, The Tennessean and The New York Times, who declares, “Chris Stapleton’s roar isn’t designed to scare you off. It’s regal, an announcement of an alpha figure asserting his primacy…on this, his fourth album, the thrill is back.”

Recent critical acclaim for Starting Over:

“Chris Stapleton may have the album of the year with Starting Over”—American Songwriter

“a sure-footed masterpiece…one of the year’s finest albums”—Associated Press

“Simply put, there are few recording artists in country operating at Stapleton’s level, and Starting Over keeps the bar very high.” —Billboard

“a dynamite and dynamic new album from the mighty-voiced Kentucky native…the singer-songwriter is hitting new heights, nailing the crossroads of country, rock, gospel, and pop across 14 tracks.”—Entertainment Weekly

“14 rich, intricately-wound odes to tiny admissions and big emotions”—Esquire

“mixes beautifully stark songwriting with blues, country, and rock melodies, allowing Stapleton’s sturdy, propulsive vocals to carry the show”—GQ

“vividly exemplifies the complex emotional character of Stapleton’s best music. He’s burly but soft. Tough yet vulnerable. A protector of his loved ones and a man in perpetual search of shelter.”—Los Angeles Times

“Chris is at the top of his game with this record. It sounds like a record from a great.” —NPR Music

Starting Over may be Stapleton’s best album yet…every song on the album comes as a perfectly wrapped gift to the listener”—No Depression

“Regardless of where he’s going lyrically, Stapleton brings to each successive tune a rugged assuredness and a steely resolve: There’s never any doubt that he means what he says”—Relix

“The chill Nashville trailblazer feels at home in songs that echo his pop songwriting and his country roots.”—Rolling Stone

“if Starting Over offers a statement of principles, it’s that Stapleton is going to make Stapleton music, equal parts country, Southern rock, raw sentimentality, and self-reflective singer-songwriter-ism.”—Slate

“It is easily one of the best records I’ve heard this year. It’s easily one of the best country records I’ve heard in a long time. And I have no doubt it’s going to be one of the best country records I’ve heard this decade once everything is said and done.”—The Needle Drop

“lands precisely where country meets Southern soul: with grit, details, clarity and ache.” —The New York Times

“the results are stunning…his most personal work yet.”—The Ringer

“expands a sonic identity and storytelling fervor that Stapleton established on his paramount debut, Traveller, and its two-part follow-up, From A Room Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.”—The Tennessean

“He has [Willie] Nelson’s tender touch, but his bluesy side is much louder; his is a part-acoustic, part-stinging approach in which Nelson’s Trigger meets B.B. King’s Lucille.”—Variety

“It’s every bit the tour de force his breakthrough album was…Elegant writing and delicate musicianship combine in an album ranking among the year’s best.”—Vulture


Adding to his landmark year, Stapleton is currently in the midst of his extensive “All-American Road Show” with upcoming stops at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, Memphis’ FedEx Forum, Washington State’s Gorge Amphitheatre and “A Concert for Kentucky”—a special performance to be held at University of Kentucky’s Kroger Field on April 23, 2022. The concert is the first ever held at UK’s Kroger Field and will feature very special guests Willie Nelson and Family, Sheryl Crow and Yola. 100% of the concert’s net proceeds will benefit Stapleton’s newly created Outlaw State of Kind Hometown Fund. Established in partnership with the Blue Grass Community Foundation, the fund will specifically support local and national organizations directly impacting Kentucky, with initial grant distributions focusing on music and arts education. Tickets are on sale now at ChrisStapleton.com. See below for complete itinerary.

Kentucky-born Stapleton is a 5x Grammy, 16x CMA and 9x ACM Award-winner and one of the country’s most respected and beloved musicians. Following 2015’s quintuple platinum breakthrough solo debut album Traveller, Stapleton released two #1 albums in 2017. Both From A Room: Volume 1 (certified platinum) and From A Room: Volume 2 (certified gold) take their name from legendary RCA Studio A, where they were recorded with Cobb. Released to overwhelming critical acclaim, The Tennessean praises, “Both are rich with the textures of Stapleton’s vocals that make him one of country music’s most beloved artists, classic country sounds and thoughtful articulate lyrics about love, life and pain.” He was also recently announced as the first-ever “Artist-Songwriter of the Decade” recipient by the Academy of Country Music.

For more information, contact Asha Goodman 615-320-7753 or Carla Sacks 212-741-1000 at Sacks & Co.

CHRIS STAPLETON’S “ALL-AMERICAN ROAD SHOW”
December 3
/// Memphis, TN /// FedEx Forum+
December 4 /// Biloxi, MS /// Mississippi Coast Coliseum+ (SOLD OUT)
December 5 /// Knoxville, TN /// Thompson-Boling Arena+
December 10 /// Nashville, TN /// Bridgestone Arena+
December 11 /// Nashville, TN /// Bridgestone Arena+
April 20, 2022 /// Toledo, OH /// Huntington Center^^
April 21, 2022 /// Columbus, OH /// Schottenstein Center^^
April 23, 2022 /// Lexington, KY /// A Concert
for Kentucky – Kroger Field##
June 2, 2022 /// Nampa, ID /// Ford Idaho Center Arena††
June 3, 2022 /// Ridgefield, WA /// Sunlight
Supple Amphitheater†† (SOLD OUT)
June 4, 2022 /// George, WA /// Gorge Amphitheater†† (SOLD OUT)
June 11, 2022 /// San Bernardino, CA /// Glen Helen Amphitheater‡‡
June 16, 2022 /// Bakersfield, CA /// Mechanics Bank Arena††
June 17, 2022 /// Wheatland, CA /// Toyota Amphitheatre††
June 18, 2022 /// Mountain View, CA /// Shoreline Amphitheatre††
June 23, 2022 /// West Valley City, UT /// Usana Amphitheater§§
June 24, 2022 /// Denver, CO /// Ball Arena§§
June 25, 2022 /// Denver, CO /// Ball Arena§§

ALL-AMERICAN ROAD SHOW” SPECIAL GUESTS
*with special guests The Marcus King Band and Nikki Lane
^with special guests Sheryl Crow and Kendell Marvel
+with special guests The Marcus King Band and Yola
°with special guests Margo Price and Kendell Marvel
§with special guest Sheryl Crow
%with special guests The Marcus King Band
and Caylee Hammack
**with special guests Jamey Johnson and Yola
^^with special guests Margo Price and Yola
##with special guests Willie Nelson & Family,
Sheryl Crow and Yola
††with special guests Margo Price
and The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell
‡‡with special guests Dwight Yoakam
and The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell
§§with special guests Sheryl Crow
and The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell
%%with George Strait and Little Big Town