Chris Stapleton; Photo By Becky Fluke
Chris Stapleton; Photo By Becky Fluke

Chris Stapleton Returns With New Single “Starting Over,” Reveals New Album Details and Tracklist

After teasing fans for a few days, Chris Stapleton has revealed details and has shared the title track to his forthcoming new album, Starting Over.

The Grammy-winning superstar announced on Thursday (Aug. 27), that his new album, Starting Over, will be released on November 13 via Mercury Records Nashville. The album is available for preorder now HERE.

Starting Over” was co-written by Stapleton alongside Mike Henderson, before the pandemic, in late February just days before the shutdown.

The song will appear on the upcoming 14-track album which will consist of 11-tracks written by Stapleton with both longtime friends and new collaborators are three carefully chosen covers: John Fogerty’s “Joy Of My Life” and Guy Clark’s “Worry B Gone” and “Old Friends.”

Across its fourteen tracks are songs that examine life’s simplest joys and most serious struggles. The resulting album—both timely and timeless—speaks to and transcends the current moment in ways unimaginable even while it was being created.

The album finds Stapleton back in his second home, Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A (with additional work done at Muscle Shoals Sound and Compass Sound Studio), surrounded by his trusted collaborators as well as some new faces. Produced by Dave Cobb (who also plays acoustic guitar), the record features his beloved wife, Morgane Stapleton (vocals, tambourine), with longtime bandmates J.T. Cure (bass) and Derek Mixon (drums). Special guests include legendary 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,” written by Stapleton and Campbell.

Chris Stapleton - Starting Over

STARTING OVER TRACKLIST
1. Starting Over
2. Devil Always Made Me Think Twice
3. Cold
4. When I’m With You
5. Arkansas
6. Joy Of My Life
7. Hillbilly Blood
8. Maggie’s Song
9. Whiskey Sunrise
10. Worry B Gone
11. Old Friends
12. Watch You Burn
13. You Should Probably Leave
14. Nashville, TN

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