Movement Magazine


Thomas Bellflower May 13, 2015
2015 Best-Selling First Week Country Debut Album
(Nashville, TN)— Chris Stapleton’s solo debut album, Traveller, entered the Billboard Country Albums Chart at#2 and Top 15 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart with over 27,000 albums sold making it the best-selling first week by a debut country artist in 2015 ( Mercury Records Nashville). Traveller is also one of the ten best first week country debuts in the last five years. With appearances on ABC’s “ The View” and CBS’ “ Late Show With David Letterman,” rave reviews from media and fellow artists and sold-out shows in New York City and Nashville—Traveller has been one of the most talked about albums of the year.
Traveller was recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A (with additional production at The Castle and Blackbird Studio) and was produced by Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell) and Stapleton and recorded by Vance Powell (Jack White).
Already a world-renowned songwriter, Stapleton has enjoyed five #1 hits including the five-week No. 1 “Never Wanted Nothing More” recorded by Kenny Chesney, George Strait’s “Love’s Gonna Make it Alright” and Luke Bryan’s “Drink A Beer,” which Stapleton performed with Lady Antebellum at last year’s CMT “Artists of the Year” show (watch the performance here). The collaboration was recently nominated for “Performance of the Year” at the 2015 CMT Music Awards.
In support of Traveller, Stapleton will perform on a series of shows on Eric Church’s The Outsiders World Tour. See below for complete tour schedule.
May 15—Park City, KS—Hartman Arena†
May 19—Columbia, MO—The Blue Note
May 20—Lincoln, NE—Pinnacle Bank Arena*
May 22—Rapid City, SD—Rushmore Plaza Civic Center*
May 23—Bozeman, MT—Brick Breeden Fieldhouse*
May 24—Billings, MT—The Pub Station
May 28—Denver, CO—Bluebird Theater
May 30—St. Louis, MO—The Firebird
June 5—Athens, GA—Georgia Theatre
June 6—Macon, GA—Cox Capitol Theatre
June 7—Birmingham, AL—Iron City
June 11—Winston-Salem, NC—Ziggy’s
June 12—Charleston, SC—Charleston Music Hall
June 13—Raleigh, NC—Lincoln Theatre
June 17—Knoxville, TN—Bijou Theatre
June 18—Asheville, NC—The Orange Peel
June 19—Charlotte, NC—Amos’ Southend
June 20—Charlottesville, VA—Jefferson Theater
June 26—New York, NY—Farmborough Festival
June 27—Dover, DE—Big Barrel Country Music Festival
June 28—Charleston, WV—Mountain Stage
July 3—Fort Worth, TX—Billy Bob’s Texas 4th of July Picnic
July 4—Austin, TX—Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic
July 12—Chicago, IL—Windy City Smokeout BBQ & Country Music Fest
July 18—Louisville, KY—Iron City
July 24—Huber Heights, OH—Rose Music Center†
September 5—Seattle, WA—Bumbershoot Festival
September 26—Panama City Beach, FL—Chasin’ The Sun Festival
October 26—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium‡
*with Eric Church
†with Gary Allan
‡with Jason Isbel

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