Chris Stapleton Updates Fans on Postponements

Chris Stapleton has updated fans on why he had to postpone three weeks of shows on “The All-American Road Show” tour, as well as cancel his CMA Fest performance on June 11. In a letter to fans posted on social media, Chris wrote that he’s recovering from a broken bone and detached tendon in his right index finger, although he didn’t mention how he sustained the injury. Chris says the doctor is hopeful that with some physical therapy he’ll be playing guitar again soon, but right now he doesn’t feel like he could give fans the show they deserve. The full message can be seen here. Rescheduled dates for the postponed shows can be found here.

BREAKING: Chris Stapleton Postpones 3 Weeks of Shows

Chris Stapleton has postponed the next three weeks of shows on his “The All-American Road Show.” While no specific reason was given for the postponements, a message posted on Stapleton’s socials apologized for any inconvenience this may cause and said they are working to reschedule the shows. Eight of Chris’ upcoming concerts on the “The All-American Road Show” have been postponed, and his scheduled appearance at Nashville’s CMA Music Festival on Sunday, June 11 has been canceled.


The list of canceled and postponed dates include:


June 1 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center

June 2 – Mt. View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

June 3 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre

June 9 – Southaven, MS – Bankplus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove

June 10 – Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

June 11 – Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium (CMA Music Festival) – canceled

June 15 – Charleston, WV – Charleston Civic Center

June 16 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center

June 17 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center

Country Stars React to Gregg Allman’s Death

Several country stars took to social media over the weekend to react to the death of Southern Rock icon Gregg Allman on Saturday (5/27) at the age of 69. A message on The Allman BrothersBand’swebsite says Gregg passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia. While no specific cause of death was immediately given, the message said that Allman had “struggled with many health issues over the past several years.”


Here’s how some of the country stars reacted to Allman’s death:


While playing his last show on the “Holdin’ My Own Tour” in Nashville on Saturday (5/27), Eric Church performed a rendition of The Allman Brother Band’s classic “Midnight Rider.” That performance can be seen here:


Keith Urban‏: My heart breaks today at the passing of soul brutha Gregg Allman. Blessings and peace to all the Allman family. – KU


Brad Paisley‏: What a legacy @GreggAllman leaves behind. Jam on in the great hereafter.


Jason Aldean: This one hurts a lot. This was one of my heroes. He made it seem possible for a kid to come out of Macon, Georgia, make a name for himself and make it in this business. He was such an inspiration to so many of us that tried so hard to imitate him but could just never quite do it the same. Thanks for the music and thanks for making me believe I could achieve my music dreams too. RIP Gregg Allman. https://www.instagram.com/p/BUnQp6XjhcU/


Jimi Westbrook: One of my favorite voices of all time. We lost a legend today. RIP Gregg Allman. Your music lives on forever in our hearts. https://www.instagram.com/p/BUnT6W9j6qb/


Chris Stapleton‏: The first time I ever set foot in an amphitheater, I opened for Lynyrd Skynyrd & the Allman Brothers.


Chris Stapleton: I’ll always be grateful for that moment and the wealth of musical influence. RIP Gregg Allman https://vimeo.com/188680983


Charlie Daniels: Gregg Allman had a feeling for the blues very few ever have

hard to believe that magnificent voice is stilled forever


Jennifer Nettles‏: [Heartbroken emoji] One of the best.


Wynonna‏: I recently spent time with this beautiful spirit & sang every word at the concert. I sit here stunned that we have lost another legend. #RIP https://twitter.com/Wynonna/status/868557183235051520


Travis Tritt‏: I’m so very saddened to hear of the passing of rock & blues legend Gregg Allman. He was such a huge influence on me.


Billy Ray Cyrus: RIP @GreggAllman. A true legend.

Chris Stapleton’s New Album Has A Big Debut

Chris Stapleton’s new album, From A Room: Volume 1, has made a big debut on the album charts, selling 202,000 copies in its first week. Not only did Stapleton’s sophomore record debut at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart, but it also notched the #2 spot on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. The album also becomes the highest-selling country debut since Luke Bryan’s Kill the Lights album sold 320,000 copies in its first week in 2015.


·         But Chris doesn’t just hold the #1 spot on the country albums chart. His debut record, Traveller, also sits at #2 on the chart, with sales of 24,000 copies. This marks only the second time that a male artist has held the chart’s 1st and 2nd positions in the same week since 1993.

Chris Stapleton Sings ZZ Top Parody on Tonight Show

Chris Stapleton didn’t just perform his own music on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday night (5/10); he also teamed up with Fallon and actor Kevin Bacon for a parody of ZZ Top’s hit “Legs.” The collaboration was part of the show’s “First Drafts of Rock” segment, which featured the unlikely trio dressed up as the rock group as they confused the song’s lyrics with different body parts other than legs. The hilarious video can be seen here.


  • Stapleton later returned to the stage to perform the song “I Was Wrong,” which appears on his new album, From A Room: Volume 1.

BREAKING: CMA Fest Stadium Lineup Revealed

The Nightly Concert lineup at Nissan Stadium during CMA Music Festival was revealed this morning (3/17) on ABC’s Good Morning America. Taking the big stage this year will be Trace Adkins, John Anderson, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Tracy Lawrence, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban, and Chris Young.


·         The 2017 CMA Music Festival will take place June 8-11 in downtown Nashville.

March 14th: On This Day

On this day in 2006, Chris Stapleton’s Traveller album was sitting on top of the Billboard Country Album’s chart. The album received critical acclaim, reaching number one the US Billboard 200 chart and being Certified Double Platinum by the RIAA.

Traveller was named Album of the Year at the 2015 Country Music Association Awards, received a nomination at the 58th Grammy Awards for Album of the Year, and a win for Best Country Album. The song

At the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards, it won Album of the Year, with the song “Nobody to Blame” also winning Song of the Year. Stapleton is the first artist to win album of the year, male vocalist of the year, and new artist of the year at the same award ceremony.

52nd ACM Nominees Announced

Keith Urban earned a pack-leading seven nominations at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards on Thursday (2/16), including his seventh nod for the coveted Entertainer of the Year award. Following close on Keith’s heels is Maren Morris and Miranda Lambert with six nominations apiece, and Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw, who each have five. Hosted for a second consecutive year by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2 at 8:00 PM ET CBS.


The 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music nominees:


Entertainer of the Year

·       Jason Aldean

·       Luke Bryan

·       Florida Georgia Line

·       Carrie Underwood

·       Keith Urban


Male Vocalist of the year

·       Jason Aldean

·       Dierks Bentley

·       Thomas Rhett

·       Chris Stapleton

·       Keith Urban


Female Vocalist of the year

·       Kelsea Ballerini

·       Miranda Lambert

·       Maren Morris

·       Kacey Musgraves

·       Carrie Underwood


Vocal Duo of the year

·       Big & Rich

·       Brothers Osborne

·       Dan + Shay

·       Florida Georgia Line

·       Maddie & Tae


Vocal Group OF THE YEAR

·       Eli Young Band

·       Lady Antebellum

·       Little Big Town

·       Old Dominion

·       Rascal Flatts



·       Kane Brown

·       Chris Janson

·       Chris Lane

·       Jon Pardi

·       Brett Young



·       Lauren Alaina

·       Cam

·       Brandy Clark

·       Maren Morris

* four nominees only



·       A Thousand Horses

·       Brothers Osborne

·       Dan + Shay

·       LOCASH

·       Maddie & Tae


ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

·       Black– Dierks Bentley

Producers: Ross Copperman, Arturo Buenahora Jr.

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville


·       Dig Your Roots– Florida Georgia Line

Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Big Machine Label Group


·       HERO– Maren Morris

Producers: busbee, Brad Hill, Maren Morris

Record Label: Columbia Nashville


·       Ripcord– Keith Urban

Producers: Jeff Bhasker, busbee, Nathan Chapman, Nitzan Kaikov, Dann Huff, Tyler Johnson, Johnny Price, Nile                       Rodgers, Keith Urban, Greg Wells

Record Labels: Hit Red Records, Capitol Records Nashville


·       The Weight of These Wings– Miranda Lambert

Producers: Frank Liddell, Eric Masse, Glenn Worf

Record Labels: RCA Nashville, Vanner Records


Single Record of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

·       Blue Ain’t Your Color– Keith Urban

Producers: Dann Huff, Keith Urban

Record Labels: Hit Red Records, Capitol Records Nashville


·       H.O.L.Y.– Florida Georgia Line

Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Big Machine Label Group


·       Humble And Kind– Tim McGraw

Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw

Record Labels: McGraw Music, Big Machine Records


·       My Church– Maren Morris

Producers: busbee, Maren Morris

Record Label: Columbia Nashville


·       Vice– Miranda Lambert

Producers: Frank Liddell, Eric Masse, Glenn Worf

Record Labels: RCA Nashville, Vanner Records


SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

·       Blue Ain’t Your Color– Keith Urban

Songwriters: Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen

Publishers: WB Music Corp (ASCAP), Music Of The Corn (ASCAP), HillarodyRathbone Music (ASCAP), BMG Gold Songs (ASCAP), House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Spirit Catalog Holdings (S.a.r.l.), Spirit Two Nashville (ASCAP)


·       Die A Happy Man– Thomas Rhett

Songwriters: Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas, Joe Spargur

Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music Inc (BMI), Cricket On The Line (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp (BMI), Eastman Pond Publishing (BMI), Music of Big Deal (BMI), Nice Life (BMI), Frederic And Reid Music (BMI), BMG Platinum Songs (BMI), Brodsky Spensive Publishing (BMI)


·       Humble And Kind– Tim McGraw

Songwriter: Lori McKenna

Publishers: Songs of Universal Inc (BMI), Hoodie Songs (BMI)


·       Kill A Word– Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens

Songwriters: Eric Church, Luke Dick, Jeff Hyde

Publishers: Emileon Songs (BMI), Little Louder Songs (BMI), Longer And Louder Music (BMI), Mammaw’s Fried Okra Music (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI)


·       Tennessee Whiskey– Chris Stapleton

Songwriters: Dean Dillon, Linda Hargrove

Publishers: Universal-Songs Of PolyGram International (BMI), EMI Algee (BMI)


·       Vice– Miranda Lambert

Songwriters: Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne

Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Smack Hits (GMR), Kobalt Music Group,

Ltd. (GMR), Anderson Fork In The Road Music (ASCAP), Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc. (ASCAP), Smackville Music (ASCAP)


Video of the YearPRESENTED BY XFINITY [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]

·       Fire Away– Chris Stapleton

Director: Tim Mattia

Producer: Jennifer Rothlein


·       Forever Country– Artists of Then, Now & Forever

Director: Joseph Kahn

Producers: Nathan de la Rionda, Jil Hardin, Charleen Manca, Joanna Carter, Chandra LaPlume, Sarah Trahern,

Damon Whiteside


·       Humble And Kind– Tim McGraw

Director: Wes Edwards

Producer: Jennifer Rothlein


·       Peter Pan– Kelsea Ballerini

Director: Kristin Barlowe

Producer: Michelle Abnet


·       Vice– Miranda Lambert

Director: Trey Fanjoy

Producer: Ashley Bergeron Ford


songwriter of the year*(Off Camera Award)

·       Ashley Gorley

·       Luke Laird

·       Hillary Lindsey

·       Shane McAnally

·       Lori McKenna


Vocal Event of the Year[Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

·       Different For Girls– Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King

Producers: Ross Copperman, Arturo Buenahora Jr.

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville


·       Forever Country– Artists of Then, Now & Forever

Producer: Shane McAnally

Record Label: MCA Nashville


·       May We All– Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw

Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Big Machine Label Group


·       Setting The World On Fire– Kenny Chesney Featuring P!nk

Producers: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

Record Labels: Blue Chair Records, Columbia Nashville


·       Think Of You– Chris Young Featuring Cassadee Pope

Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young

Record Labels: RCA Nashville, RCA Records


The 52ND Academy Of Country Music Awards,hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, will be broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2 at 8PM ET on CBS.


Additional ACM Party For A Cause Details Revealed

Additional details and performers have been announced for the 5th Annual ACM Party for a Cause festival in Las Vegas on March 30 – April 2. Held in conjunction with the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards on April 2, the four-day festival will consist of a variety of events at different venues across Sin City and will feature performances by more than 50 country acts, including Kelsea Ballerini, Chris Stapleton, Dan + Shay, Lady Antebellum and more. The full schedule of events and performers can be found here.


Ticket packages will be available for pre-sale on February 17, and general public tickets go on sale February 18 at www.ACMpartyforacause.com.


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