MAY

We are excited to feature the GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM award winning debut solo album from Chris Stapleton, "Traveller" on **DOUBLE VINYL** as our record of the month!

"On his debut solo album, Traveller, Chris Stapleton has the double axels and triple jumps down, but he delivers each with a remarkable lack of showiness, so that each on feels like much more than an exercise. Partly - mostly, maybe - this is because of his voice, which became one of Nashville's most beloved in the years he spent leading the bluegrass-based SteelDrivers and singing on albums by everyone from Dierks Bentley to Angaleena Presley to Vince Gill. Stapleton, who was raised in Kentucky, sings with the power of a classic Southern rocker, but modulates his rawness with a great sense of soul phrasing and seasoned balladeer's ability to scale down.

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Throughout Traveller, Stapleton presents himself as a true Southern character, a family man who can't help but cling to his vices and a search whose sometimes old-fashioned dreams of home don't prevent him from wanting to roam the modern world. Has Stapleton lived all of these stories of hard luck and wild times? I hope not, for the sake of his liver and his kids' college funds. But in the imaginary space where country cliches become the gospel truth, he's utterly convincing." - NPR Music