Mercury Records Nashville’s Chris Stapleton has a voice I could sit and listen to for hours on end. The soul he puts into the music and the powerful raw emotion that lives in his voice is truly amazing.
I recently had the chance of listening to Stapleton at the GreenRoom Public Relations office in Nashville, and I was sold on him as an act almost instantly. His debut radio single is a thought-provoking, rich tune titled “What Are You Listening To.” I just cannot explain the true depth of power Stapleton brings to the table. Whether on the radio or at a local live venue, you’ll want to take a listen to his music.
We caught up with Stapleton after his music preview. See what he had to say here:
JC: We are here with Chris Stapleton. He just played us a few songs here at the GreenRoom PR office. Chris, can you tell us what we can expect from your upcoming album?
CS: What to expect? Hopefully, we can expect for it to be put out! (he laughs) But, I think we are well on our way to doing that. There are things that I like. I always use that as a meter and a judge. If I like it, then hopefully others will like it. We are going to rock out a little bit. It will have a little soul on it. It will be a little bit of something for everybody.
JC: You have a single called “What Are You Listening To” – what can you tell fans to expect with this one?
CS: Hopefully we can expect it to be played on the radio (he jokes). It’s kind of a song about a guy that has a broken heart and is wondering what his lost love is listening to. Everybody kind of has that experience, I think – that’s how we listen to music a lot with emotion.
JC: This is a big CMA Fest for you this year! Can you tell me a little about what you are expecting this week?
CS: I have never played CMA Fest by myself before. I used to be in a band called the Steel Drivers, but this is the first time just me, so I really don’t know. Hopefully everything will go off as scheduled and we won’t have any giant catastrophes equipment wise or anything (he laughs).
JC: One last question, you have written many songs – songs that fans know and know by heart –people do not know you have scripted. What are some of those familiar songs?
CS: Well, I wrote a song “Your Man” by Josh Turner and “Never Wanted Nothin’ More” by Kenny Chesney. I also wrote “Come Back Song” for Darius Rucker and then “Love’s Gonna Make It Alright” by George Strait.
JC: Wow! That’s a roster there! Thanks for sharing those, and thanks for taking some time with All Access. We are looking forward to hearing more your music!
CS: No problem, and thank you!