Chris Stapleton will follow the remarkable success of his Grammy-winning 2015 breakthrough album Traveller with From A Room: Volume 1, to be released by Decca/Mercury Nashville on 5 May.
The new album, which will be followed by From A Room: Volume 2 later in the year, takes the inspiration for its name from RCA Studio A, the historic Nashville location where Stapleton made the record over the course of last winter. It will arrive two years to the day since the release of Traveller, which became the bestselling country album of 2016 and the fourth-highest selling of the year in any genre.
Produced, like its predecessor, by the in-demand, Grammy-winning Dave Cobb, it contains eight original songs and a version of ‘Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning,’ written by Gary P. Nunn and Donna Sioux Farar, previously recorded by Willie Nelson on his Always On My Mind album of 1982. Nunn recorded his own version on his 1984 album on Campfire Records, Home With The Armadillo.
From A Room: Volume 1 also includes the lead single ‘Either Way’ — Stapleton’s version of the song he wrote for Lee Ann Womack’s 2008 album Call Me Crazy — and ‘Second One To Know.’ He premiered the latter song at the 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on 2 April.
Alongside Stapleton’s vocals and guitar and Cobb’s acoustic guitar, it showcases Chris’ wife and fellow artist Morgane Stapleton on harmony vocals, longtime band members J.T. Cure on bass and Derek Mixon (drums) plus Mickey Raphael on harmonica, Robby Turner (pedal steel) and Mike Webb on keyboards.
Stapleton’s All-American Road Show will tour throughout 2017 and includes shows at The Forum in Los Angeles, Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre and New York’s Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre. It will feature special guests Brothers Osborne, Lucie Silvas, Anderson East, Brent Cobb, Margo Price and Marty Stuart.