Chris Stapleton has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. The country singer has recently released his fourth studio album “Starting Over,” which debuted to rave reviews.
On Instagram, Stapleton thanked his band for all the hard work they’ve done in the studio. He shared a photo of the group in Ohio. He wrote, “I’m grateful for all the music I’ve gotten to make with these fine folks.”
Chris Stapleton Releases ‘Starting Over’
Upon release in November, Stapleton’s album “Starting Over” topped the Billboard chart for country music. It also made the No. 3 spot on their Top 200 chart.
The album was Stapleton’s first since 2017’s “From A Room: Volume 2.” Stapleton co-wrote 11 tracks on the new album and included three covers as well. Stapleton performed John Fogerty’s “Joy Of My Life” and Guy Clark’s “Worry B Gone” and “Old Friends.”
For the album, Stapleton recorded songs in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and at Nashville’s RCA Studio A. He recently reflected on some of his superstitions while recording. For instance, he records all of his songs in a dining room chair from his parents’ house.
Before release, Stapleton reflected on the meaning behind the album. In addition to his band, Stapleton is probably also thankful for his wife, who features on his new album. The couple shares a 300-acre farm in Nashville with their five children. Stapleton spent the pandemic focusing on his music.
“In my life when I’ve needed strength, love, peace, joy, friendship, focus, courage, understanding, hope, or healing I’ve found those things in music,” Stapleton wrote. “As you listen, I pray you find some of those things here. May we all look to the best of who we’ve been & the promise of who we can be. Here’s to starting over.”