Everything We Know About Chris Stapleton’s New Albums, ‘From A Room: Volumes 1 and 2′
Ever since Chris Stapleton became 2015’s breakout country star thanks to his debut album Traveller, fans have been eagerly anticipating the singer-songwriter’s follow-up project. The good news: As of May 5, the wait will finally be over.
In February, Stapleton announced that he would be releasing his sophomore album this spring, in conjunction with an impressive five-month tour. Then, in April, he doubled down: Two new projects are coming in 2017. Scroll down to learn everything known so far about Stapleton’s new albums.
Stapleton’s two new 2017 releases will be titled From A Room: Volume 1 and From A Room: Volume 2.
The Release Date
Stapleton’s From A Room: Volume 1 will be released on May 5. Volume 2 is due out on a date to be announced, later in 2017.
The Record Label
Stapleton is signed to Mercury Nashville.
The Album Cover
The album cover for Stapleton’s From A Room: Volume 1 features a sketch of Stapleton, drawn in a burgundy color.
Stapleton recorded From A Room: Volume 1 and Volume 2 at RCA Studio A; well-known producer Dave Cobb is the historic studio’s producer-in-residence.
“We camped out in here …,” Stapleton says, “and had a lot of fun recording things.”
Traveller was produced by Stapleton and Cobb; Stapleton and his wife Morgane teamed up with Cobb again in the studio, for Cobb’s 2015 concept album Southern Family.
A first single has not yet been released from Stapleton’s From A Room series. CMT reports that it will be the song “Either Way.” Stapleton wrote the song along with Tim James and Kendell Marvel; it originally appeared on Lee Ann Womack‘s Call Me Crazy record.
From A Room: Volume 1 contains nine songs. Stapleton co-wrote eight of them, with writers such as Kendall Marvel, Craig Wiseman, Shawn Camp and Stapleton’s former Steeldrivers bandmate Mike Henderson. Those songs include “Broken Halos,” which Stapleton has performed live a few times, and “Second One to Know,” which he shared during the 2017 ACM Awards.
The non-Stapleton-penned song on From A Room: Volume 1 is “Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning.” The tune was written by Gary P. Nunn and Donna Sioux Farar and originally made popular by Willie Nelson: Nelson released the song in 1982 as the third single from his Always on My Mind album, and it hit No. 2 on Billboard‘s country charts.
A complete track listing for From A Room: Volume 1 is available below. A track listing for Volume 2 has yet to be revealed.
Chris Stapleton, From A Room, Volume 1 Track Listing:
1. “Broken Halos” (Chris Stapleton, Mike Henderson)
2. “Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning” (Gary P. Nunn, Donna Sioux Farar)
3. “Second One to Know” (Chris Stapleton, Mike Henderson)
4. “Up to No Good Livin’” (Chris Stapleton and Casey Beathard)
5. “Either Way” (Chris Stapleton, Tim James, Kendall Marvel)
6. “I Was Wrong” (Chris Stapleton, Craig Wiseman)
7. “Without Your Love” (CHris Stapleton, Mike Henderson)
8. “These Stems” (Chris Stapleton, Jimmy Stewart, Shawn Camp)
9. “Death Row” (Chris Stapleton, Mike Henderson)
In addition to his new album, Stapleton is also hitting the road in 2017, on his All-American Road Show Tour. The All-American Road Show Tour will feature the Brothers Osborne, Lucie Silvas, Brent Cobb, Anderson East and Margo Price at different shows throughout the trek.
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