Chris Stapleton

Chris Stapleton

Chris Stapleton announced he will release his new studio album, Starting Over, on Nov. 13.

The 14-track offering features 11 songs that Chris co-penned, as well as three covers: John Fogerty’s “Joy Of My Life” and Guy Clark’s “Worry B Gone” and “Old Friends.” Chris shared the album’s title track on Aug. 27.

The new album was recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, with additional work completed at Muscle Shoals Sound and Compass Sound Studio. Produced by Dave Cobb, who also plays acoustic guitar, the record features wife Morgane Stapleton (vocals, tambourine), with longtime bandmates J.T. Cure (bass) and Derek Mixon (drums). Special guests include musicians Mike Campbell (electric guitar), Benmont Tench (Hammond B3 organ) and Paul Franklin (pedal steel), as well as the All Voices Choir who are featured on “Watch You Burn.”

The upcoming album follows the release of Chris’ two No. 1 albums in 2017: From A Room: Volume 1 and From A Room: Volume 2, which reference the legendary RCA Studio A where they were recorded with Dave Cobb.

In addition, Chris announced that his All-American Road Show tour is scheduled to resume in 2021, with stops at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, New York’s Madison Square Garden and many more.

Starting Over Track List

  1. Starting Over
  2. Devil Always Made Me Think Twice
  3. Cold
  4. When I’m With You
  5. Arkansas
  6. Joy Of My Life
  7. Hillbilly Blood
  8. Maggie’s Song
  9. Whiskey Sunrise
  10. Worry B Gone
  11. Old Friends
  12. Watch You Burn
  13. You Should Probably Leave
  14. Nashville, TN

All-American Road Show

  • Nov. 21 | Arlington, TX | Globe Life Field*
  • April 21 | Toledo, OH | Huntington Center†
  • April 22 | Columbus, OH | Schottenstein Center†
  • April 24 | Lexington, KY | A Concert for Kentucky – Kroger Field‡
  • June 5 | San Bernardino, CA | Glen Helen Amphitheater§
  • June 10 | Boise, ID | Ford Idaho Center Arena#
  • June 11 | Portland, OR | Sunlight Supply Amphitheater#
  • June 12 | George, WA | The Gorge Amphitheatre#
  • June 17 | Bakersfield, CA | Mechanics Bank Arena#
  • June 18 | Sacramento, CA | Toyota Amphitheatre#
  • June 19 | Mountain View, CA | Shoreline Amphitheatre#
  • June 24 | Salt Lake City, UT | USANA Amphitheatre^
  • June 25 | Denver, CO | Pepsi Center^
  • June 26 | Denver, CO | Pepsi Center^
  • July 8 | Milwaukee, WI | Summerfest at American Family Insurance Amphitheater+
  • July 10 | Camden, NJ | BB&T Pavilion°
  • July 17 | Chicago, IL | Wrigley Field%
  • July 23 | Holmdel, NJ | PNC Bank Arts Center**
  • July 24 | Syracuse, NY | St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview**
  • July 28 | Gilford, NH | Bank NH Pavilion††
  • July 29 | Gilford, NH | Bank NH Pavilion††
  • July 31 | Minneapolis, MN | U.S. Bank Stadium‡‡
  • Aug. 5 | Cuyahoga Falls, OH | Blossom Music Center°
  • Aug. 7 | South Bend, IN | Notre Dame Stadium§§
  • Aug. 12 | Charlotte, NC | PNC Music Pavilion°
  • Aug. 13 | Raleigh, NC | Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek°
  • Aug. 19 | Des Moines, IA | Iowa State Fair^^
  • Aug. 20 | Tulsa, OK | BOK Center##
  • Sept. 18 | Biloxi, MS | Mississippi Coast Coliseum++
  • Sept. 23 | Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena++
  • Oct. 1 | Atlantic City, NJ | Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall++
  • Oct. 2 | Mansfield, MA | Xfinity Center++
  • Oct. 8 | New York, NY | Madison Square Garden++
  • Oct. 14 | Columbia, MO | Mizzou Arena++
  • Oct. 15 | Lincoln, NE | Pinnacle Bank Arena++
  • Oct. 16 | Sioux Falls, SD | Denny Sanford PREMIER Center++
  • Oct. 22 | Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena++
  • Oct. 23 | Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena++
  • Oct. 28 | Lubbock, TX | United Supermarket Arena°°
  • Oct. 29 | Albuquerque, NM | Isleta Amphitheater°°
  • Oct. 30 | Phoenix, AZ | Ak-Chin Pavilion°°
  • Nov. 4 | Austin, TX | Frank Erwin Center°°
  • Nov. 11 | Estero, FL | Hertz Arena**
  • Nov. 12 | Orlando, FL | Amway Center**

*with special guests Willie Nelson & Family, Jamey Johnson and Yola
†with special guests Margo Price and Yola
‡with special guests Willie Nelson & Family, Sheryl Crow and Yola
§with special guests Dwight Yoakam and The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell
#with special guests Margo Price and The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell
^with special guests Sheryl Crow and The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell
+with special guest Sheryl Crow
°with special guests Elle King and Kendell Marvel
%with special guests The Highwomen, Mavis Staples and Mike Campbell
**with special guests Sheryl Crow and Kendell Marvel
††with special guests Elle King and Nikki Lane
‡‡with George Strait and Little Big Town
§§with George Strait and Brothers Osborne
^^with special guest Nikki Lane
##with special guests Willie Nelson & Family and Yola
++with special guests The Marcus King Band and Yola
°°with special guests Jamey Johnson and Yola

photo by TCD

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”


Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell