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.