Chris Stapleton announces “From A Room Vol 2”

Chris Stapleton is the marmite of artists for AUK writers but love his yeastiness or not, “From A Room: Volume 2” has been announced for release on December 1 by Mercury Records Nashville/Decca. The album takes its name from Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A (the capital “A” in “From A Room” – see what he did there?) where it was recorded over the last year with 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. Continue reading “Chris Stapleton announces “From A Room Vol 2””

More Tom Petty tributes roll in

Chris Stapleton and Margo Price are the latest artists to have paid tribute to the late Tom Petty while performing live shows.  After he died, Margo Price told Stereogum that her favorite Petty song was “Have Love, Will Travel.” But says the site, “she’s been working the more well-known “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” into her opening sets for Chris Stapleton lately — first on Thursday in Moline, Illinois, then on Friday in Des Moine, Iowa, and finally on Saturday in St. Paul, MN.”  Continue reading “More Tom Petty tributes roll in”

Chris Stapleton covers Glen Campbell in tribute

The country music legend that was Glen Campbell died last week following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease – we published an array of tributes to him including some from the americana community. On Thursday last week americana star Chris Stapleton paid tribute to him by covering “Rhinestown Cowboy” (which was itself a cover) during his show in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Have a gander at the performance here. Continue reading “Chris Stapleton covers Glen Campbell in tribute”