Chris Stapleton’s highly anticipated new album, Higher, is out today via Mercury Nashville. Stream/purchase HERE.
Additionally, Stapleton is nominated for three awards at the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards:
Best Country Solo Performance (“White Horse”), Best Country Song (“White Horse”) and
Best Country Duo/Group Performance (“We Don’t Fight Anymore” with Carly Pearce).

The awards ceremony will broadcast live on CBS from Los Angeles’ Arena Sunday,
February 4 at 8:00PM ET. Produced by Dave Cobb, Morgane Stapleton and Chris Stapleton, Higher was recorded at Nashville’s RCA Studio A and is already receiving widespread critical acclaim:
“dazzling…the best evidence yet for the way one man’s voice has become synonymous with the
very idea of a musical genre”—Rolling Stone

“Higher puts him where he always really was—in that classic kind of rock and soul, Tom Petty,
Eagles, going beyond the confines of the genre”—NPR Music
“his leaps, quavers and evasions of the beat can be traced to Al Green. But Stapleton brings his
own drama and grit to the style”—The New York Times
“Stapleton’s enigmatic voice – known for its raw versatility, so anchored in his chosen musical
genre with an unusual ability to transcend it – is as present as ever…No one is immune when
Stapleton’s textured, bellowing ballads play”—Associated Press
“finds Stapleton pairing an outlaw swagger with some heaven-scraping vocals”—Billboard
“his best project yet…Higher finds Stapleton once again raising his bar. How lucky that we get
to watch him continue to climb”—Spin
“one of the most consistent quantities in country music”—Vulture
“certainly suggests that Stapleton is leaning into his strengths as a cross-genre act”
“an arena-conquering giant”—Stereogum
“If you want to set the bar, start—as always—with Chris Stapleton”—Hits Daily Double
“it’s an album that casually and expertly defies genre as much as it defies era-specific trends and
expectations”—Brooklyn Vegan
“One of country’s modern vocal masters extends a streak of next-level artistry…his growling
grace and understated charm remain in fine form over 14 tracks, as a future Hall of Famer climbs
on”—Nashville Lifestyles
“a triumph, showcasing Stapleton’s versatility and his ability to leave a lasting impression on
anyone who listens to his intimate, powerful and thought-provoking songs”
Entertainment Focus
“The consistency Chris Stapleton has with all of his releases is mind-blowing…This man does
not miss”—Whiskey Riff

In celebration of the release, Stapleton was featured on NBC’s “Sunday TODAY with Willie
Geist” and recently spoke with GQ, who praises, “In an age rife with division, he’s maybe the
only thing Americans all agree on…one of the most reliable hit makers in music.” Read the full
GQ Hype cover story HERE.

The release adds to yet another landmark year for Stapleton, who was named Male Vocalist of
the Year for the seventh time at the 57th Annual CMA Awards earlier this week, breaking his
own record for most wins ever in the category. Stapleton also performed twice during the live
awards broadcast: his current single, “White Horse,” and “We Don’t Fight Anymore” with Carly
Pearce. Known for his electric live performances, the 8x Grammy, 16x CMA and 15x ACM Award-
winner will continue his “All-American Road Show” through next year including stops at San
Diego’s Petco Park, Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium, Seattle’s T-Mobile Park, Los Angeles’
Hollywood Bowl (two nights), Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena (two nights), Cleveland’s Blossom
Music Center and Philadelphia’s Freedom Mortgage Pavilion among several others. See below
for complete itinerary. Alongside Stapleton (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide electric guitar), the new album features Cobb (acoustic guitar, eclectic guitar), J.T. Cure (bass), Paul Franklin (pedal steel),
Derek Mixon (drums), Morgane (background vocals, synthesizer, tambourine) and Lee Pardini
(organ, piano).