Morgane and Chris Stapleton Celebrate the Birth of Twin Boys!

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In a surprise announcement on tonight’s ACM Awards, Reba McEntire took over the stage to accept the award on his behalf and to steal the show by announcing that the Stapleton family has just welcomed twin boys into the world! Congratulations to Chris and Morgane Stapleton from all of us here at CMNB and all your fans out there in the country music world! Congratulations to @ChrisStapleton who has won Album of the Year and just welcomed TWINS! #ACMawards pic.twitter.com/nAsBACSuEo — ACM Awards (@ACMawards) April 16, 2018

Announcing Your 2018 ACM Award Winners!

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Country music’s biggest night returns to Las Vegas to honor the victims of the Route 91 Harvest Festival tragedy and pay tribute to this year’s shining stars of the industry. Stay with us tonight as we update you on the night’s ACM Award winners and best highlights. If a play-by-play is more your style, pop over to CBS’s official site for a more detailed recap of the nights events. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Jason Aldean — WINNER Garth Brooks Luke Bryan Chris Stapleton Keith Urban FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Kelsea Ballerini Miranda Lambert — WINNER Reba McEntire Maren Morris Carrie Underwood MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Jason Aldean Thomas Rhett Chris Stapleton — WINNER Keith Urban Chris Young VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR Brothers Osborne — WINNER Dan + Shay Florida Georgia Line LOCASH Tim McGraw & Faith Hill VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR Lady Antebellum LANCO Little Big Town Midland Old Dominion — WINNER   NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Lauren Alaina — WINNER Danielle Bradbery Carly Pearce Raelynn NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR  Kane Brown Luke Combs Devin Dawson Russell Dickerson Brett Young — WINNER NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR  High Valley LANCO LOCASH Midland — WINNER Runaway June ALBUM OF THE YEAR Breaker – Little Big Town Producer: Jay Joyce Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville California Sunrise – Jon Pardi Producers: Bart Butler, Jon Pardi Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville From a Room Vol. 1 – Chris Stapleton — WINNER Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton Record Label: Mercury Records Happy Endings – Old Dominion Producer: Shane McAnally Record Label: RCA Life Changes – Thomas Rhett Producers: Julian Bunetta, Jesse Frasure, Dann Huff, Joe London, Thomas Rhett Record Label: The Valory Music Co. SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR “Better Man” – Little Big Town Producer: Jay Joyce Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville “Body Like a Back Road” – Sam Hunt Producer: Zach Crowell Record Label: MCA Nashville “Broken Halos” – Chris Stapleton Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton Record Label: Mercury Records “Drinkin’ Problem” – Midland Producers: Dann Huff, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne Record Label: Big Machine Records “I’ll Name the Dogs” – Blake Shelton Producer: Scott Hendricks Record Label: Warner Bros. SONG OF THE YEAR “Body Like a Back Road” – Sam Hunt Songwriters: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne Publishers: Universal Music Corp./Sam Hunt Publishing, Highly Combustible Music/I Love Pizza Music,/Songs of Southside Independent Music Publishing/Who Wants to Buy My Publishing/Atlas Music Publishing, Anderson Fork In The Road Music/Smackville Music/Smack Songs LLC, Smack Hits “Female” – Keith Urban Songwriters: Ross Copperman, Nicolle Galyon and Shane McAnally Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Rezolant Music/Plain Jane Songs, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./A Girl Named Charlie (BMI), Smack Hits/Smack Songs LLC (GMR) “Tin Man” – Miranda Lambert — WINNER Songwriters: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert Jon Randall Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Beat Up Ford Publishing (BMI), BMG Platinum Songs (BMI)/SWMBMGBMI/Lonesome Vinyl Music “Whiskey and You” – Chris Stapleton Songwriters: Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Stapleton Publishers: WB Music Corp./New Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Continue reading

Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town Lead Grammy Country Nominees

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CHRIS STAPLETON and LITTLE BIG TOWN each received three GRAMMY nods today (11/28), leading all Country nominees. STAPLETON is up for Country Solo Performance (“Either Way”), Country Song (“Broken Halos”), and Country Album (“From A Room: Volume 1”). LITTLE BIG TOWN joins STAPLETON in the Album and Country Song categories (“The Breaker” and “Better Man,” respectively), with another nomination for Country Duo/Group Performance (“Better Man”). SAM HUNT, MIRANDA LAMBERT, MIDLAND, and LADY ANTEBELLUM were all double nominees. For the first time in 14 years, no Country acts were included in the GRAMMY’s top four categories, which are also considered its most prestigious: Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, or Best New Artist. The “60TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS” are set for SUNDAY, JANUARY 28th, 2018 at NEW YORK’s MADISON SQUARE GARDEN and will be broadcast on CBS-TV. Here’s a full list of Country Grammy Nominees: Country Solo Performance: “Body Like A Back Road” — SAM HUNT “Losing You” — ALISON KRUASS “Tin Man” — MIRANDA LAMBERT “I Could Use A Love Song” — MAREN MORRIS “Either Way” — CHRIS STAPLETON Country Duo/Group Performance: “It Ain’t My Fault” — BROTHERS OSBORNE “My Old Man” — ZAC BROWN BAND “You Look Good” — LADY ANTEBELLUM “Better Man” — LITTLE BIG TOWN “Drinkin’ Problem” — MIDLAND Country Song: “Better Man” — TAYLOR SWIFT, songwriter (LITTLE BIG TOWN) “Body Like A Back Road” — ZACH CROWELL, SAM HUNT, SHANE MCANALLY & JOSH OSBORNE, songwriters (SAM HUNT) “Broken Halos” — MIKE HENDERSON & CHRIS STAPLETON, songwriters (CHRIS STAPLETON) “Drinkin’ Problem” — JESS CARSON, CAMERON DUDDY, SHANE MCANALLY, JOSH OSBORNE & MARK WYSTRACH, songwriters (MIDLAND) “Tin Man” — JACK INGRAM, MIRANDA LAMBERT & JON RANDALL, songwriters (MIRANDA LAMBERT) Country Album: “Cosmic Hallelujah” — KENNY CHESNEY “Heart Break” — LADY ANTEBELLUM “The Breaker” — LITTLE BIG TOWN “Life Changes” — THOMAS RHETT “From A Room: Volume 1” — CHRIS STAPLETON

Chris Stapleton’s “Scarecrow In The Garden” out today

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CHRIS STAPLETON’S “SCARECROW IN THE GARDEN” OUT TODAY SECOND SONG UNVEILED FROM NEW ALBUM FROM A ROOM: VOLUME 2 OUT DECEMBER 1 NOMINATED FOR ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR AT THE 51ST ANNUAL CMA AWARDS Chris Stapleton’s “Scarecrow In The Garden” is available today (listen HERE, purchase HERE). Written by Stapleton, Brice Long and Matt Fleener, the song is the second new material unveiled from Stapleton’s anticipated new album, From A Room: Volume 2, which will be released December 1 on Mercury Records Nashville and is now available to pre-order digitally and with exclusive limited-edition bundles. Listen to the first song, “Millionaire,” HERE. The forthcoming album takes its name from Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A (the capital “A” in “From A Room”) where it was recorded over the last year with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb. Along with 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. In addition to “Millionaire,” the album features seven songs co-written by Stapleton as well as the Homer Banks/Lester Snell-penned song made famous by Pops Staples, “Friendship” See below for complete track list. Volume 2 follows the release of From A Room: Volume 1, which debuted earlier this year at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and, with its RIAA Gold certification, remains the #1 best-selling country album of 2017. Stapleton’s 2015 double-platinum solo debut, Traveller, is currently the #2 best-selling country album of the year. The critically acclaimed album, which Rolling Stone awarded four stars declaring, “From A Room is strikingly focused, sonically and thematically,” was recently nominated for Album of the Year at the 51st annual CMA Awards. Stapleton is also nominated for Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year and will perform on the live awards telecast—airing Wednesday, November 8 at 8/7c on ABC. Stapleton will soon wrap-up his extensive and widely praised “All-American Road Show” tour, which includes upcoming shows in Columbus, Grand Rapids, Tampa, Jacksonville, Little Rock, Oklahoma City and Omaha. Special guests Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb will join for the final leg of the tour. See below for details. Live Nation is the national tour promoter for “Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show.” Many of the shows on “Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show” have already sold out, with limited tickets remaining for others. Check ChrisStapleton.com/tour for tickets and more information. In addition to the “All-American Road Show” dates, Stapleton will perform as part of the “All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers Farewell Concert” on October 25 and will join fellow country performers for the “COUNTRY RISING” benefit concert on November 12. Stapleton will also make his debut on PBS’ legendary “Austin City Limits” program later this month. The taping will be streamed live via ACL’s YouTube channel on Monday, October 23 at 8pm CT/9pm ET with the broadcast version airing on PBS early next Continue reading

New Album From Chris Stapleton Dec 1st

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Chris Stapleton made his Nashville Bridgestone Arena headlining debut with two sold-out shows over the weekend, and during Friday night’s concert, the superstar revealed he will release his new album, From A Room: Volume 2, on December 1st. Chris released From A Room: Volume 1 this past spring, and it features the hit, “Broken Halos,” which is currently making its way up the country charts.

Chris Stapleton and Lee Ann Womack To Honor Jerry Lee Lewis

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Skyville Live has announced a special show with rock and country icon Jerry Lee Lewis on August 24. Joining Jerry Lee on the stage will be Chris Stapleton and Lee Ann Womack with additional special guests announced in the coming weeks. The show will celebrate the legacy of “The Killer” and his award-winning catalog of hits. “Jerry Lee Lewis is an American treasure and we’re beyond thrilled to welcome him to Skyville Live,” commented Wally Wilson, creator of Skyville Live. “We have some truly amazing artists lined up to play alongside and salute this living legend.” Beginning at 7 PM CT on Thursday, August 24, the latest edition of Skyville Live will also feature the Skyville Live band of industry elites. Led by guitarist Kenny Greenberg, the band features the best session musicians around including Mike Rojas (keys,) Mickey Raphael (harmonica,) Fred Eltringham (drums,) Justin Schipper (pedal steel/utility) and backup singers. Unique and unexpected pairings will add to the growing list of once-in-a-lifetime collaborations delivered only by Skyville Live, from Lady Antebellum, Jason Isbell, Jewel, Brandy Clark and Amanda Shires bringing down the house with Kris Kristofferson on his classic “Me and Bobby McGee” to a fiery take on “Come to My Window” with Cam joining Melissa Etheridge on stage to the impassioned performance of Steve Earle’s “Pilgrim” featuring the acclaimed songwriter alongside Emmylou Harris, Brothers Osborne, Margo Price and Colter Wall. Jerry Lee Lewis is one of the all-time best singer-songwriters, musicians, and pianists. A true American Stylist akin to all-time greats Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers and Al Jolson, he is an architect of great genres such as rock n’ roll and rockabilly as well as a commander of country music and the blues. He was born in 1935 to Mamie and Elmo Lewis of Ferriday, Louisiana. In November of ‘56 Jerry Lee made his way to Memphis, Tennessee where he would join Sun Records and launch hit records with “Crazy Arms,” “Whole Lotta Shakin,’”, and “Great Balls of Fire.” Jerry Lee, along with his friends, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins would become known as the Million Dollar Quartet and there is not any part of music that their influences haven’t touched. As a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s very first class of inductees, “The Killer” holds numerous awards including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, numerous GRAMMYs, the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award and countless other honors. He is truly rock’s first great wild man, and shows no signs of stopping, touring around the globe still today. Kentucky-born musician Chris Stapleton is one of Nashville’s most respected and beloved musicians. Since releasing his now double Platinum debut solo album Traveller in 2015, Stapleton has received multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM Awards and remains one of the most critically praised musicians of his time. His sophomore follow up, From A Room: Volume 1, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart upon its release and, with it’s Gold certification, Continue reading

2017 Kicker Country Stampede Lineup Announcement

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CHRIS STAPLETON, THOMAS RHETT, AND ALAN JACKSON ANNOUNCED AS 2017 HEADLINERS Kicker Country Stampede is celebrating 22 years of bringing the magic of Nashville’s music scene to Manhattan, Kansas by releasing some exciting names in its first round of 2017 lineup announcements. Superstar Chris Stapleton has been announced as a headliner for 2017! Already an established Nashville songwriter for the biggest names in country, Stapleton’s star shot straight up when he released his debut album Traveller in 2015. The album earned Stapleton four Grammy nominations with two wins and platinum selling status. Stapleton also made history at the CMA Awards when he was the first artist to win Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year at the same awards. Thomas Rhett, one of country music’s hottest stars, is also set to headline the Cenex® Main Stage on one of the three nights. Rhett, already has multiple number one hits to his name along with several prestigious industry award nominations, and multiplatinum selling status. Country music legend Alan Jackson will be joining Rhett as a headliner at the 2017 event. With a catalog that includes over 30 number one hits, and two Grammy Award wins, Jackson’s performance on the Cenex® Main Stage is a must-see-event for any country music fan. Last but certainly not least, 2016 ACM Vocal Group of the Year, and New Artist of the Year nominees Old Dominion were announced. Kicker Country Stampede will be making more exciting lineup announcements early next year, including the full festival schedule, so stay tuned! WATCH THE 2016 HIGHLIGHT VIDEO! (http://www.countrystampede.com) https://www.facebook.com/countrystampede https://twitter.com/countrystampede https://instagram.com/countrystampedeofficial/

CHRIS STAPLETON NOMINATED FOR FIVE CMA AWARDS INCLUDING “ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR”

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Chris Stapleton is nominated for “Entertainer of the Year,” “Single of the Year” as both artist and producer (“Nobody To Blame”), “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Music Video of the Year” (“Fire Away”) at “The 50th Annual CMA Awards.” He’s also nominated alongside his wife, Morgane Stapleton, for “Musical Event of the Year” for their performance of “You Are My Sunshine” from producer Dave Cobb’s acclaimed Southern Family compilation. The awards ceremony will be broadcast on ABC live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 2 at 8/7c. The nominations continue to celebrate Stapleton’s certified RIAA Platinum debut solo album, Traveller. The breakthrough album has gone on to receive multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM awards and continues to consistently top the Billboard Country Albums chart—over a year since its May 2015 release on Mercury Records Nashville. After performing to countless sold-out crowds across the U.S., Stapleton will embark on a series of Canadian tour dates next year, including stops in London, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. For complete tour details visit ChrisStapleton.com. CHRIS STAPLETON CONFIRMED TOUR DATES September 1—Portsmouth, VA—Portsmouth Pavilion* (SOLD OUT) September 2—Allentown, PA—Great Allentown Fair September 3—Thornville, OH—92.3 WCOL Country Jam September 9—Louisville, KY—Waterfront Park† September 10—St. Louis, MO—Loufest September 11—Allegan, MI—Allegan County Fair October 1—Oklahoma City, OK—Zoo Amphitheater‡ (SOLD OUT) October 2—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Music Festival October 9—Washington, DC—DAR Constitution Hall – Benefitting Give An Hour and the Campaign to Change Direction October 13—Tuscaloosa, AL—Tuscaloosa Amphitheater§ (SOLD OUT) October 14—Nashville, TN—Ascend Amphitheater‡ (SOLD OUT) October 15—Nashville, TN—Ascend Amphitheater# (SOLD OUT) October 20—Biloxi, MS—Mississippi Coast Coliseum§ October 21—Tupelo, MS—BancorpSouth Arena§ (SOLD OUT) October 22—Arlington, TX—AT&T Stadium** November 5—Lake Wales, FL—CountryFlo Music and Camping Festival November 30—Nashville TN—Bridgestone Arena – Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam March 18—London, ON—Budweiser Gardens†† (SOLD OUT) March 19—Ottawa, ON—Canadian Tire Centre†† March 22—Winnipeg, MB—MTS Centre†† March 24—Calgary, AB—Scotiabank Saddledome†† March 25—Edmonton, AB—Rexall Place†† March 27—Vancouver, BC—Rogers Arena†† June 24—North Platte, NE—Nebraskaland Days July 29—Center Point, OR—Country Crossings Music Festival *with special guest Sam Lewis †with special guest Aubrie Sellers ‡with special guest Lee Ann Womack #with special guest Brent Cobb §with special guest Anderson East **appearing with Luke Bryan ††with special guest Lindi Ortega

Chris Stapleton announces 2017 Canadian tour dates

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After performing to countless sold-out crowds across the U.S., Chris Stapleton will embark on a series of Canadian tour dates next year, including stops in London, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. Special guest Lindi Ortega will join Stapleton for the shows. Fan pre-sale tickets go on-sale Wednesday, August 24, while tickets to the public are on-sale Friday, August 26.  For complete tour details and to sign up for pre-sale access, visit ChrisStapleton.com. The dates are Stapleton’s first in Canada since the release of his certified RIAA Platinum debut solo album, Traveller. The breakthrough album has gone on to receive multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM awards and continues to consistently top the Billboard Country Albums chart—over a year since its May 2015 release on Mercury Records Nashville. CHRIS STAPLETON CANADIAN TOUR DATES March 18—London, ON—Budweiser Gardens March 19—Ottawa, ON—Canadian Tire Centre March 22—Winnipeg, MB—MTS Centre March 24—Calgary, AB—Scotiabank Saddledome March 25—Edmonton, AB—Northlands Coliseum (formerly Rexall Place) March 27—Vancouver, BC—Rogers Arena