Chris Stapleton and his All American Road Show is set to hit Canada!
The country crooner made the big announcement on Monday, November 29. Stapleton will be bringing special guest Elle King as direct support. Tickets will go on sale Friday to the general public. Fans that belong to his fan club can get early presale access.
The new leg of the tour kicks off on April 28th in London, Ontario and will conclude on May 14 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
See the full tour dates, below.
Chris Stapleton’s Award-Winning Year
At the 2021 CMA Awards, Chris Stapleton had a record-breaking night. He took home his fifth Male Vocalist of the Year award. He first won the award back in 2015 followed by 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Stapleton also won the coveted Album of the Year award for Starting Over. The title track won for both Single of the Year and Song of the Year. Stapleton received producer credits for both Album of the Year and Single of the Year. Additionally, he was also nominated for Entertainer of the Year but lost to Luke Combs.
“I want to say thank you to everybody that listened to the record, everybody that listens to music — country music fans,” he said during his Album of the Year acceptance speech. “It’s always an honor to receive the album award. We believe in albums, and we like what that is.”
This year, Chris Stapleton is also up for 3 Grammy awards. He is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance (“You Should Probably Leave”), Best Country Song (“Cold”), and Best Country Album (Starting Over).
Elle King’s Transition Into Country Music
While Elle King has always had hints of country music in her music, she finally made the full transition this year. She signed with RCA/Sony Nashville to release her country music through the joint-label venture.
In an interview with her record label, she revealed just how much the genre and community mean to her. At the Grammys, she went through a traumatic experience where someone stepped on her dress and it ripped before she was about to win. She had to beg people to help her sew it up. Meanwhile, at the CMA Awards, she spoke about how everyone had their dressing room doors open and invited everyone for a drink and chat.
“I was like, well, I think this is pretty fun,” she recalled. “And you know, like the rowdier I got when I would be at these country shows and stuff. The rowdier I was the more people like amped it up, not in a bad way. Not like they’re making fun of me. It’s like they know how to get down and that’s when I was like, well country’s more rock and roll than rock and roll.”