Tuesday, February 17, 2015
– Chris Stapleton's new song, "Traveller,
premiered today at NPR Music.
"Traveller" is the title track of Stapleton's solo debut album, which will be out May 5 on Mercury Records Nashville.
Stapleton, who was lead singer of the bluegrass band The SteelDrivers, was also recently nominated for "Song of the Year" at the 2015 ACM Awards for "Drink A Beer" (co-written by Jim Beavers and recorded by Luke Bryan)-his fifth career number 1 single.
Recorded at Nashville's RCA Studio A (with additional production at The Castle and Blackbird Studio, "Traveller" was produced by Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell) and recorded by Vance Powell (Jack White). In addition to renditions of Dean Dillon and Linda Hargrove's "Tennessee Whiskey" and Don Sampson's "Was It 26," the album features 12 songs.