Chris Stapleton Will Finally Reveal New Music at the 2017 ACM Awards

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We’ve known for a while that Chris Stapleton’s much-anticipated sophomore album and the follow-up to his landmark debut Traveller will be released on May 5th, but despite the looming deadline, details on the new release have been quite limited. We still don’t have a track list or even a title, and contrary to the customs of major country music labels, the album has not been preceded by a lead single. But all of that is about to change.

According to the Chris Stapleton camp, the singer and songwriter will reveal a new song on Sunday’s (4-2) ACM Awards to be broadcast on CBS, where Stapleton is up for three major accolades—Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year for “Tennessee Whiskey” and Video of the Year for “Fire Away.” Though it appeared perhaps that Mercury Nashville might be dropping the ball with Stapleton when details and promotion of the new album were virtually non-existent, the strategy of launching new music on an awards show may not be a bad one. Radio, despite Stapleton’s overwhelming sales success, continues to elude him, while awards shows have been his bread and butter, starting with the CMA’s in late 2015.

Expect whatever new song Chris Stapleton performs to be released to the public shortly after the performance on the ACM’s, along with details of the new album and pre-order options.

Chris Stapleton has also added new dates to his massive 2017 “All American Road Show” tour that just wrapped up its first leg in Canada with Lindi Ortega opening. 13 of the next 15 dates are already sold out, so folks wanting tickets should be quick on the draw. The new dates include shows in Texas, Louisiana, and the Upper Midwest, and are presented below in bold. Marty Stuart, Margo Price, and Brent Cobb will be the openers for the new dates.

Chris Stapleton Tour Dates:

March 30—Las Vegas, NV—9th Annual All-Star Guitar Pull @ Red Rock Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
March 30—Las Vegas, NV—Pearl Theater – Palms Casino Resort* (SOLD OUT)
April 6—Columbus, GA—Columbus Civic Center* (SOLD OUT)
April 8—Ft. Lauderdale, FL—Tortuga Music Festival
April 20—Roanoke, VA—Berglund Center† (SOLD OUT)
April 21—Pikeville, KY—East Kentucky Expo Center† (SOLD OUT)
April 22—Pikeville, KY—East Kentucky Expo Center† (SOLD OUT)
April 27—Columbia, MO—Mizzou Arena‡ (SOLD OUT)
April 28—Cape Girardeau, MO—Show Me Center‡ (SOLD OUT)
April 29—Bloomington, IL—U.S. Cellular Coliseum‡ (SOLD OUT)
May 5—Alpharetta, GA—Verizon Amphitheatre§ (SOLD OUT)
May 6 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Amphitheatre§ (SOLD OUT)
May 11—Virginia Beach, VA—Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at VA Beach§
May 12—Raleigh, NC—Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek§ (SOLD OUT)
May 13—Charlotte, NC—PNC Music Pavilion§ (SOLD OUT)
May 18—San Diego, CA—Mattress Firm Amphitheatre§
May 19—Phoenix, AZ—Ak-Chin Pavilion§
May 20—Los Angeles, CA—The Forum§
May 23—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre§ (SOLD OUT)
May 24—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre§ (SOLD OUT)
June 1—Fresno, CA—Save Mart Center at Fresno State§
June 2— Mountain 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# (SOLD OUT)
June 11—Nashville, TN—CMA Music Fest
June 15—Charleston, WV—Charleston Civic Center# (SOLD OUT)
June 16—Cincinnati, OH—Riverbend Music Center#
June 17—Indianapolis, IN—Klipsch Music Center#
June 22—Tulsa, OK—BOK Center#
June 23—Manhattan, KS—Country Stampede
June 24—North Platte, NE—Nebraskaland Days
June 29—Chicago, IL—Wrigley Field†† (SOLD OUT)
July 5—Milwaukee, WI—Summerfest††
July 6—Milwaukee, WI—Summerfest††
July 14—Mansfield, MA—Xfinity Center#
July 15—Hartford, CT—The XFINITY Theatre#
July 16—Darien Lake, NY—Darien Lake Performing Arts Center#
July 20—Holmdel, NJ—P.N.C. Bank Arts Center#
July 21—Wantagh, NY—Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater#
July 22—Bristow, VA—Jiffy Lube Live#
July 28—George, WA—Watershed Festival (SOLD OUT)
July 29—Central Point, OR—Country Crossings Music Festival
July 30—Mountain Home, ID—Mountain Home Country Music Festival
August 3—Duluth, MN—AMSOIL Arena** (SOLD OUT)
August 4—Prairie Du Chien, WI—Country on the River
August 5—St. Louis, MO—Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre**
August 10—Hershey, PA—Giant Center**
August 11—Pittsburgh, PA—KeyBank Pavilion**
August 12—Philadelphia, PA—BB&T Pavilion**
August 17—Toronto, ON—Budweiser Stage**
August 18—Cleveland, OH—Blossom Music Center**
August 19—Clarkston, MI—DTE Energy Music Theatre** (SOLD OUT)
August 25—Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion**
October 6Des Moines, IA—Wells Fargo Arena**
October 7St Paul, MN—Xcel Energy Center**
October 19Baton Rouge, LA—Raising Cane’s River Center Arena+
October 20San Antonio, TX—AT&T Center+
October 21Bossier City, LA—CenturyLink Center+
October 26Austin, TX—Austin360 Amphitheater+
November 4Grand Rapids, MI—Van Andel Arena+
*with special guest Maren Morris
†with special guest Brent Cobb
‡with special guest Lucie Silvas
§with special guests Brothers Osborne and Lucie Silvas
#with special guests Anderson East and Brent Cobb
**with special guests Margo Price and Brent Cobb
††with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
+with special guests Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb