Chris Stapleton has released his fourth studio album this week, titled Starting Over. The country music star and five-time Grammy Award-winner released the album via Mercury Records Nashville.
Produced by fellow Grammy Award-winner Dave Cobb, Stapleton recorded Starting Over at the legendary RCA Studio A in Nashville, TN, with additional work done at Muscle Shoals Sound and Compass Sound Studio. The album sees musical contributions from Cobb as well, in addition to Stapleton’s wife Morgane (vocals/tambourine), J.T. Cure (bass), and Derek Mixon (drums). Additionally, Starting Over features special guests Mike Campbell (guitar), Benmont Tench (Hammond B3 organ), Paul Franklin (pedal steel), and the All Voices Choir.
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Throughout the album’s 14 tracks, Stapleton examines life’s simplest joys and most serious struggles. The title track includes a references to both of these concepts, highlighting Stapleton’s songwriting prowess and vocal talent. Lines like “This might not be an easy time/There’s rivers to cross and hills to climb/Some days we might fall apart/And some nights might feel cold and dark” feel relevant to the times we are all facing and give insight into some of his deepest struggles. Conversely, in the same song, Stapleton sings “It don’t matter to me/Wherever we are is where I wanna be,” indicating his appreciations for the joys of companionship.
Stapleton appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! for a performance of “Starting Over” this week. Watch that performance below and scroll down to listen to the album in its entirety. Furthermore, click here for additional streaming and purchasing options.
Chris Stapleton – “Starting Over” – Jimmy Kimmel Live!
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Chris Stapleton – Starting Over
Starting on April 21st, Stapleton will kickoff his All-American Road Show tour, which was initially postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic that swept across the U.S. and world earlier this year. His tour will include guests such as Margo Price, Yola, Willie Nelson & Family, Sheryl Crow, The Marcus King Band, and more. Head to his website for tickets and more information.