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Chris Stapleton Unveils New Single "White Horse" and Announces Highly Anticipated Album "Higher"


Photo courtesy of Mercury Nashville.


The country music world is buzzing with excitement as Grammy-winning artist Chris Stapleton announces the release of his eagerly awaited new album, "Higher," set to hit the shelves on November 10 via Mercury Nashville. To the delight of fans, the first single off the album, titled "White Horse," has been unveiled and is already making waves in the music industry.





"White Horse," a soulful and powerful track, was co-written by Stapleton and Dan Wilson, showcasing the singer-songwriter's signature lyrical prowess and emotive vocals. As fans have come to expect from Stapleton's work, the single brings together a blend of genres that defy categorization, proving once again why he is one of the most respected and beloved musicians in the country.


The album "Higher" is a collection of 14 captivating songs that beautifully display Stapleton's vocal range and musical versatility. Produced by the talented trio of Dave Cobb, Morgane Stapleton, and the artist himself, the album was recorded at Nashville's renowned RCA Studio A, where Stapleton's artistry and creative vision flourished.


Stapleton's unmatched talent is complemented by a team of outstanding musicians featured on the album, including Cobb on acoustic and eclectic guitar, J.T. Cure on bass, Paul Franklin on pedal steel, Derek Mixon on drums, Morgane Stapleton on background vocals, synthesizer, and tambourine, and Lee Pardini on organ and piano. With such a talented ensemble, "Higher" promises to deliver an exceptional musical experience for all listeners.


The 8-time Grammy winner, as well as a 15-time CMA and 15-time ACM Award-winner, is currently captivating audiences with his "All-American Road Show" tour. As a testament to his influence in the industry, Stapleton will be joining forces with the legendary George Strait for select stadium shows this summer, including two highly anticipated performances at Nashville's iconic Nissan Stadium.


In the past year alone, Chris Stapleton has been a force to be reckoned with, earning prestigious accolades such as the Entertainer of the Year at the 58th ACM Awards, which led to the coveted ACM Triple Crown Award. He also claimed the title of Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2022 CMA Awards, marking his sixth time receiving the honor, setting a new record for the most wins in this category. Additionally, the country superstar performed the National Anthem at Super Bowl LVII.



"Higher" is the highly anticipated follow-up to his critically acclaimed album "Starting Over," released in 2020. The album was showered with praise, including three Grammy wins for Best Country Album, Best Country Solo Performance "You Should Probably Leave", and Best Country Song "Cold", in addition to earning Album of the Year honors at both the CMA and ACM Awards.


The Stapletons' influence and impact extend beyond the music industry as they are the founders of the Outlaw State of Kind charitable fund, actively supporting various causes close to their hearts.


Fans can now pre-order or pre-save "Higher" and can enjoy the album's lead single, "White Horse," available on various platforms. With a tracklist that promises an eclectic mix of emotions and musical experiences, November 10 can't come soon enough for Chris Stapleton fans worldwide. So mark your calendars, as "Higher" is sure to solidify his place as one of the country's greatest musical treasures.



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