Soulful troubadour Chris Stapleton, who first shook up country music back in 2015, is readying the release of his sophomore album. During the 2017 ACM Awards, the singer-songwriter premiered his brand new single called "Second One to Know," with his wife and fellow vocalist Morgane Stapleton pouring on the background vocals. The scorching soul number opens with the cutting lyric: "Don't put my love on the back burner." As with most of Stapleton's work, the uptempo track features plenty of southern rock flair, old school soul and a progressive alt-country feel. The crowd inside the T-Mobile Arena certainly felt the heat.
Stapleton's 2015 debut album Traveller was certified platinum last fall by the RIAA with streaming and sales numbers sending it over the one million threshold. Also, his ACM-nominated "Tennessee Whiskey" (Song of the Year) reached the same mark. He also earned gold certifications for "Fire Away" (also nominated this year for Music Video of the Year), "Nobody to Blame," "Parachute" and the title track.
The yet-untitled new album is expected to drop May 5. Tracklist and cover art are forthcoming.
Heading into the evening, Stapleton was also nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year.
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Stay tuned to AXS.com for any and all updates.
Watch his performance below: