FOR ALBUM OF THE YEAR, BEST COUNTRY ALBUM, BEST COUNTRY SONG AND BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE AT THE 58TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS
TO HEADLINE THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM FEBRUARY 18 AND 19
Chris Stapleton is nominated for Album of the Year, Best Country Album, Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. The awards show will be broadcast live on CBS from L.A.’s Staples Center on Monday, February 15 at 8/7c.
The four nominations cap off a tremendous year for Stapleton following the release of his break-through debut solo album, Traveller. Released in May on Mercury Records Nashville (iTunes, Amazon), the record initially debuted at #2 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart with over 27,000 albums sold making it the best-selling first week by a debut country artist in 2015. The album also received immediate and extensive critical acclaim and landed him bookings on “Late Show With David Letterman,” “The View,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” among others.
Following a historic turn on the CMA Awards—where Stapleton became the first artist to ever win Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year in the same year—Traveller became the first album in history to re-enter the Billboard 200 all-genre album chart at #1, where it stayed for two straight weeks. Stapleton also performed a “show-stealing” (Rolling Stone) duet on the live awards show with superstar and friend Justin Timberlake, which Entertainment Weekly called, “an unapologetic display of abnormal levels of talent.”
Co-produced with Dave Cobb, who is also nominated in the Producer of the Year category, Traveller is comprised of songs written throughout Stapleton’s 15-year career and evokes his childhood when country, blues, rock and R&B swirled together to create a distinctive sound that still resonates with modern fans. Beloved by critics, fans and fellow artists, the album has received “Best of 2015” attention at publications as diverse as Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, NPR Music, Entertainment Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, Stereogum, Taste of Country, Noisey and many more.
In celebration of the breakout year, Stapleton will return home for two special headlining shows at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on February 18 and 19. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 11.
CHRIS STAPLETON CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
December 31—Nashville, TN—Jack Daniel’s Bash on Broadway
January 1—Birmingham, AL—Iron City (SOLD OUT)
January 2—Chattanooga, TN—Track 29 (SOLD OUT)
January 7—Atlanta, GA—The Tabernacle (SOLD OUT)
January 8—Atlanta, GA—The Tabernacle (SOLD OUT)
January 9—Knoxville, TN—Cotton Eyed Joe (SOLD OUT)
January 22-26—Riviera Maya, Mexico—Crash My Playa
January 30—Tampa, FL—Amalie Arena*
January 31-February 7—Cayamo Cruise
February 18—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium
February 19—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium
April 30—Indio, CA—Stagecoach Festival
May 28—Daytona, FL—Country 500
*US 1035 Throwdown By The Bay with Little Big Town, Maddie & Tae