Chris Stapleton’s new studio album, Starting Over, which dropped on Nov. 13, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
Starting Over moved 102,733 equivalent units, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, which was also good enough for the No. 3 spot on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart.
Starting Over features 11 songs that Chris co-penned, as well as three covers: John Fogerty’s “Joy Of My Life” and Guy Clark’s “Worry B Gone” and “Old Friends.” The new album was recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, with additional work completed at Muscle Shoals Sound and Compass Sound Studio. Produced by Dave Cobb, who also plays acoustic guitar, the record features wife Morgane Stapleton (vocals, tambourine), with longtime bandmates J.T. Cure (bass) and Derek Mixon (drums). Special guests include musicians Mike Campbell (electric guitar), Benmont Tench (Hammond B3 organ) and Paul Franklin (pedal steel), as well as the All Voices Choir who are featured on “Watch You Burn.”
The new album follows the release of Chris’ two No. 1 albums in 2017: From A Room: Volume 1 and From A Room: Volume 2, which reference the legendary RCA Studio A where they were recorded with Dave Cobb.
Starting Over Track List
- Starting Over
- Devil Always Made Me Think Twice
- When I’m With You
- Joy Of My Life
- Hillbilly Blood
- Maggie’s Song
- Whiskey Sunrise
- Worry B Gone
- Old Friends
- Watch You Burn
- You Should Probably Leave
- Nashville, TN
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