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Chris Stapleton Announces New Album 'Starting Over,' Shares Title Track

Chris Stapleton poses in the press room with the male vocalist of the year, song of the year and single of the year awards at the 52nd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Chris Stapleton's powerhouse voice and award-winning songwriting returns on Nov. 13 with the release of his fourth studio album, Starting Over.

The title track accompanied the announcement of Stapleton's new album. Finished right before the coronavirus pandemic disrupted pretty much everything, the Stapleton and Mike Henderson co-write encourages listeners to cherish simple pleasures and count chances to press reset as blessings. "I can be your lucky penny, you can be my four-leaf clover/ Starting over," Stapleton sings in the chorus.

"Starting Over" is one of 11 Stapleton co-writes. There's also three cover songs: John Fogerty's "Joys of Life" and Guy Clark's "Worry B Gone" and "Old Friends."

To get even more excited for new music from one of the finest singer-songwriters in any genre, check out the teaser trailer posted the day before the album release announcement.

Stapleton worked once again with producer and acoustic guitar player Dave Cobb at Nashville's RCA Studio A, with additional work done at Muscle Shoals Sound and Compass Sound Studio.

The supporting cast included three of Stapleton's longtime bandmates: his wife, vocalist and tambourine player Morgane Stapleton plus bassist J.T. Cure and drummer Derek Mixon. They collaborate with pedal steel icon Paul Franklin and two members of Tom Petty's backing band The Heartbreakers: Hammond B3 organist Benmont Tench and electric guitarist Mike Campbell.

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Honors for Stapleton include five Grammy awards, 10 CMA awards and seven ACM awards. He's also the ACM's first ever Artist-Songwriter of the decade recipient and the subject of a forthcoming exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

His three prior albums (Traveller (2015), From A Room: Volume 1 (2017) and From a Room: Volume 2 (2017)) all topped Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.

For 2021 All-American Road Show tour dates featuring such Stapleton pals as Sheryl Crow and Yola, visit Stapleton's website.

Starting Over Tracklist

"Starting Over"
"Devil Always Made Me Think Twice"
When I'm With You"
"Arkansas"
"Joy Of My Life"
"Hillbilly Blood"
"Maggie's Song"
"Whiskey Sunrise"
"Worry B Gone"
"Old Friends"
"Watch You Burn" (Featuring special guests the All Voices Choir)
"You Should Probably Leave"
"Nashville, TN"

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Chris Stapleton Announces New Album 'Starting Over,' Shares Title Track