Chris Stapleton won Album of the Year at last night’s 56th ACM Awards for his critically acclaimed new record, Starting Over. Stapleton also performed his new song, “Maggie’s Song,” during the live awards broadcast with special guest Miranda Lambert. Watch HERE.
The accolade adds to yet another monumental year for Stapleton, who will return to the stage this summer with his extensive “All-American Road Show,” including newly confirmed stops at Detroit’s DTE Energy Music Theatre, Atlanta’s Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood and Houston’s Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion among many others. Stapleton will be joined by several special guests throughout the run including (in alphabetical order) The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell, Sheryl Crow, Caylee Hammack, The Highwomen, Jamey Johnson, Elle King, Nikki Lane, The Marcus King Band, Kendell Marvel, Wille Nelson and Family, Margo Price, Mavis Staples, Dwight Yoakam and Yola.
Additional tour highlights include headline shows at Washington State’s Gorge Amphitheatre, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, New York’s Madison Square Garden and “A Concert for Kentucky”—a special performance to be held at University of Kentucky’s Kroger Field on April 23, 2022. The concert is the first ever held at UK’s Kroger Field and will feature very special guests Willie Nelson and Family, Sheryl Crow and Yola. 100% of the concert’s net proceeds will benefit Stapleton’s newly created Outlaw State of Kind Hometown Fund. Established in partnership with the Blue Grass Community Foundation, the fund will specifically support local and national organizations directly impacting Kentucky, with initial grant distributions focusing on music and arts education.
Tickets for the newly confirmed shows will go on-sale on three separate dates: April 30, May 7 and June 11, all at 10:00am local time—see below for complete details. Tickets can be purchased at www.LiveNation.com. For information on Stapleton Fan Club pre-sale tickets visit www.StapletonFanClub.com. Citi is the official presale credit card of Chris Stapleton’s “All-American Road Show” tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets through Citi Entertainment®. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com. Live Nation is the official promoter of the “All-American Road Show.”
The performances celebrate the release of Starting Over, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart this past November. Moreover, the album’s title track recently reached #1 at country radio’s Mediabase Chart, only Stapleton’s second chart-topping single as an artist following 2018’s “Broken Halos.” Released this past fall on Mercury Records Nashville (stream/purchase here), Starting Over is an album of startling prescience, featuring fourteen tracks that examine life’s simplest joys and most serious struggles. Once again produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, the record landed on several “Best of 2020” lists including NPR Music, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Esquire, Vulture, The Tennessean and The New York Times, who declares, “Chris Stapleton’s roar isn’t designed to scare you off. It’s regal, an announcement of an alpha figure asserting his primacy…on this, his fourth album, the thrill is back.”