Chris Stapleton scored his third No. 1 hit with his current single, “You Should Probably Leave.”
The country superstar and five-time GRAMMY award winner topped the Mediabase Country Radio Singles chart.
The track, which was in the No. 2 position last week, seizes the throne from Jordan Davis’ “Buy Dirt” a two-week No. 1 featuring “UP” singer Luke Bryan.
Recently, During an interview on 60 Minutes, Stapleton shared that “You Should Probably Leave” was actually written in 2014, and sat for quite some time before finally making it on his 2020 project.
Stapleton’s wife, Morgane, and his producer, Dave Cobb, both who help “curate” songs that make the country star’s projects, persuaded him that the song should be added to the record.
“[‘You Should Probably Leave’] didn’t work until one magical night [when] all the stars aligned,” Cobb shared, before adding, “and Morgane was like ‘that’s it.”
Stapleton said, “And that’s what you’re trying to catch. You’re trying to catch the moment of a performance.” He added, “There’s a synergy to what we do, and we compliment each other. I’m really slow, and Dave can be fast, and Morgane can be the voice of reason.”
The song was originally supposed to be on an earlier project that was never released. However, Stapleton says the tune is getting a fresh “new life” on his fourth studio album.
“This is a song that I probably wrote, let’s say 10 years ago, somewhere in there,” Stapleton said. “I don’t know the exact date of creation for this song, but I recorded an entire record that was previous to Traveller for Mercury that kind of canned and never came out and a version of this song is actually on that record. So, it’s kind of full circle for this song to reemerge. It’s getting a new life on this record.”
“You Should Probably Leave,” which was co-written by Stapleton alongside Ashley Gorley and Chris DuBois, is the second single from his 2020 album, Starting Over. The Cobb-produced track follows Stapleton’s previous No. 1 hits: “Starting Over” and “Broken Halos.”
The hitmaker also earned a Billboard Hot Country No. 1 with his 2015 cover of “Tennessee Whiskey.”
Prior to launching the new leg of his All-American Road Show Tour in April, the Kentucky native will headline the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on March 17th, followed by a pair of shows at the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma on March 18th and 19th.