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Stapleton gets "Higher," ZBB "Covers" live

Friday, November 10, 2023 – On the same he was nominated for three GRAMMYS, Chris Stapleton released his new album, "Higher." The disc features the single "White Horse," nominated for Best Country Song. Produced by Dave Cobb, Morgane Stapleton and Chris Stapleton, "Higher" was recorded at Nashville's RCA Studio A. The disc is the follow-up to 2020's "Starting Over." Alongside Stapleton (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide electric guitar), the new album features Cobb (acoustic guitar, eclectic guitar), J.T. Cure (bass), Paul Franklin (pedal steel), Derek Mixon (drums), his wife, Morgane (background vocals, synthesizer, tambourine) and Lee Pardini (organ, piano).

Zac Brown Band is out with "From the Road, Vol. 1: Covers," their first ever live-covers album. Released via Brown's label Home Grown Music, the album features 13 performances that span the last decade plus in international venues, joined by John Mayer, Steven Tyler, Marcus King, Darrell Scott and Mark O'Connor Band. The release includes "Sweet Emotion," their version of "Baba O'Riley" and The Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" to Jimmy Buffett's "Margaritaville,"

Austin music veteran Jon Dee Graham is releasing "Only Dead For a Little While" on on New West subsidiary Strolling Bones Records. Inspired by his real life "death" after a Chicago show in 2019, Graham is a longstyanding figure in Texas punk and Americana (The Skunks and True Believers) and as a singer-songwriter whose range extends from a whisper to a howl.

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CD review - Higher There was a bit of a controversy at the recent CMAs when Chris Stapleton beat out Morgan Wallen for best male vocalist, especially after Wallen had such a huge year, commercially speaking. Yes, one can make the case that Wallen is the most popular male singer in country music these days. However, when it comes to pure singing, Stapleton is arguably the genre's most naturally talented singer. He doesn't really need any more proof of that, of course, but his "Higher" album ...
CD review - Startin' Over Chris Stapleton's "Starting Over" release is one of those rare beauties of an album, where your favorite track may change from day to day. All of 'em are just that great. It is, simply put, Stapleton's best full-length to date. You may love the title track, which puts flesh and bone onto the 'better luck next time' wish. Then again, the spiritual truth contained within the Creedence Clearwater Revival-esque "Devil Always Made Me Think Twice" might also ...
CD review - From A Room: Volume 2 There is no bigger artist in country music today, perhaps even in American music, than Chris Stapleton. His appeal reaches beyond just the commercial country fans for his gritty bluesy approach. 2015's "Traveller" set a high bar, which was met by this year's release of "From A Room: Volume 1," which won Album of the Year in the 51st CMA Awards. Stapleton also garnered the Male Vocalist of the Year for his second time. Now seven months after that release, "From ...

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