Chris Stapleton has announced that he will headline several shows in support of his upcoming Traveller album, which is set to be released on May 5.

Stapleton, who is also performing several shows with Eric Church and Little Big Town over the next few months, will take the stage at New York City's Mercury Lounge the night his album is released, followed by a show at the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, Tenn., on May 8.

The tunesmith, who has written numerous hits for other artists, including Luke Bryan's "Drink a Beer" and Darius Rucker's "Comeback Song," took his time recording his own freshman project.

“When Mercury approached me about making a record for them, I was really flattered and humbled, but it also made me do some real soul searching about the kind of record I would want to make,” Stapleton says. “My biggest wish is that people hear these songs and they are moved in some way ... that they are reminded of someone they love or someone they lost or even of themselves.”

Stapleton released the album's debut single, also its title track, earlier this year.

See a list of Stapleton's upcoming shows below. Traveller is available for pre-order on Amazon.

Chris Stapleton, 2015 Tour Dates:

March 26 -- Duluth, Minn. @ AMSOIL Arena*
March 27 -- Sioux City, Iowa @ Orpheum Theatre*
March 28 -- Enid, Okla. @ Enid Events Center*
April 30 -- Boston, Mass. @ TD Garden†
May 2 -- New Orleans, La. @ New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
May 5 -- New York, N.Y. @ Mercury Lounge
May 8 -- Nashville, Tenn. @ Cannery Ballroom
May 19 -- Columbia, Mo. @ Blue Note
May 20 -- Lincoln, Neb. @ Pinnacle Bank Arena†
May 22 -- Rapid City, S.D. @ Rushmore Plaza Civic Center†
May 23 -- Bozeman, Mont. @ Brick Breeden Fieldhouse†
June 5 -- Athens, Ga. @ Georgia Theatre
June 6 -- Macon, Ga. @ Cox Capitol Theatre
June 7 -- Birmingham, Ala. @ Iron City
June 26 -- New York, NY. @ Farmborough Festival
June 27 -- Dover, Del. @ Big Barrel Country Music Festival
June 28 -- Charleston, W.V. @ Mountain Stage
July 3 -- Fort Worth, Texas @ Billy Bob’s Texas 4th of July Picnic
July 12 -- Chicago, Ill. @ Windy City Smokeout BBQ & Country Music Fest

*with Little Big Town
†with Eric Church

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