Chris Stapleton Announces New Album; Hear His New Song
Chris Stapleton just announced his new album, Higher, will be out on November 10. He also just released the first single, “White Horse,” co-written by Stapleton and Dan Wilson. Wilson and Stapleton previously co-wrote “When The Stars Come Out,” from Stapleton’s debut album, 2015’s Traveller. Like Stapleton, Wilson is an in-demand writer, and has written or co-written songs for Celine Dion, Taylor Swift, Leon Bridges, Tom Morello, the Chicks, John Legend, Dierks Bentley and Panic! At The Disco, among others. He’s a former member of the band Semisonic, who had a massive hit with their 1998 anthem, “Closing Time.”
Produced by Dave Cobb, Morgane Stapleton and Stapleton, Higher was recorded at Nashville’s RCA Studio A. Alongside Stapleton (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide electric guitar), the album features Cobb (acoustic guitar, eclectic guitar), J.T. Cure (bass), Paul Franklin (pedal steel), Derek Mixon (drums), Morgane (background vocals, synthesizer, tambourine) and Lee Pardini (organ, piano).
Stapleton is currently on tour, with a few shows with George Strait coming up. After that, he’s headlining shows and has a diverse group of artists who will be supporting him, including Marty Stuart, The War & Treaty, Marcus King, Allen Stone, Margo Price and Nikki Lane.
Check out Stapleton’s new song here: