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Hear Chris Stapleton Cover a Willie Nelson Classic for His Upcoming Album

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On May 5, Chris Stapleton will release his highly-anticipated new record. But you won’t have to wait any longer to hear his take on a classic Willie Nelson track.

“Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning” was originally featured on Nelson’s 1982 record Always on My Mind. With light accompaniment from electric guitar and blazing harmonica, it’s an irresistible take that brings a rock edge to the honky tonk ballad.

Listen below.

“Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning” will be featured on Stapleton’s upcoming album, From a Room: Volume 1. He’ll also release a second record, From a Room: Volume 2, sometime later this year.

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Earlier this month, Stapleton released the poignant “Broken Halos.” Fans can hear his new songs, along with plenty of tracks from his award-winning solo debut Traveller, on tour this year. he All-American Road Show Tour will feature support from Brothers Osborne, Lucie Silvas, Brent Cobb, Anderson East and Margo Price on select dates.

“Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning” Lyrics:

The postman delivers a past due bill notice
And the alarm clock rang two hours late
The garbage man left all the trash on the sidewalk
And the hinges fell off of the gate
And this morning at breakfast I spilled on the coffee
And I opened the door on my knee
The last thing I needed the first thing this morning
Was to have you walk out on me
Last night you came home late and I knew you’d been drinkin’
By that old mellow look on your face
But I thought it don’t matter cause it’s holiday season
And you fill such a big empty space
And I laid down beside you and I wanted your lovin’
‘Cause your love makes my life complete
The last thing I needed the first thing this morning
Was to have you walk out on me
So excuse me for looking like my world just ended
Excuse me for looking like I just lost my best friend
So excuse me for living and being forgiven so just go on if you want to be free
But the last thing I needed the first thing this morning
Was to have you walk out on me

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Hear Chris Stapleton Cover a Willie Nelson Classic for His Upcoming Album