By Matt Wickstrom
NASHVILLE, Tn. — Chris Stapleton won three awards at The 52nd Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday night at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The honors included Stapleton’s fourth-straight Male Vocalist of the Year, Single of the Year (“Broken Halos”) and Song of the Year (“Broken Halos”).
Stapleton also joined Mavis Staples, Maren Morris, Morgane Stapleton and Marty Stuart for a special performance of “Friendship” and “I’ll Take You There.” Written by Homer Banks and Lester Snell, “Friendship” was originally made famous by Mavis’ father, Pops Staples, and is featured on Stapleton’s latest album, From A Room: Volume 2.
These milestones cap off a triumphant year for Stapleton, who recently wrapped his massive 2018 All-American Road Show tour, which featured sold-out shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Denver’s Pepsi Center, Atlanta’s Lakewood Amphitheater and Lexington’s Rupp Arena among many others.
Moreover, earlier this year, Stapleton was awarded Best Country Album (From A Room: Volume 1), Best Country Song (“Broken Halos”) and Best Country Solo Performance (“Either Way”) at the 60th GRAMMY Awards, Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year (From A Room: Volume 1 as both artist and producer) at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards and Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist and Top Country Album (From A Room: Volume 1) at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.
Released in 2017 on Mercury Records Nashville, both From A Room: Volume 1 and From A Room: Volume 2 take their name from Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A (the capital “A” in “From A Room”) where they were recorded with Grammy Award-winning 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.
Chris Stapleton 2019 Tour Dates
- March 8—Glasgow, Scotland—SSE Hydro Arena
- March 9—Dublin, Ireland—3 Arena
- March 10—London, U.K.—The O2
- March 15—Durant, Ok.—Choctaw Grand Theater
- March 16—Durant, Ok.—Choctaw Grand Theater
- March 30—Atlanta, Ga.—Mercedes-Benz Stadium
- April 14—Florence, Az.—Country Thunder
- April 25—Austin, Tx.—Mack, Jack & McConaughey Gala
- July 12—Fort Laramie, Oh.—Country Concert
- July 14—Craven, Saskatchewan—Country Thunder Saskatchewan
- July 20—Monticello, Ia.—Great Jones County Fair
- July 21—Twin Lakes, Wi.—Country Thunder
- August 1-3—WE Fest 2019
*with George Strait