CountryTown in partnership with iHeartCountry Australia is proud to announce Chris Stapleton as our Artist Of The Week, following the release of his fourth album ‘Starting Over’.
Completed in late February only days before the shutdown began, ‘Starting Over’ examines life’s simplest joys and most serious struggles across fourteen tracks. The album was recorded over two stints, the first of which in Winter 2018, didn’t go to plan.
“It was a different process for us. The room’s very much a part of the band, to me, when you’re makin’ records. All these weird things were going down. The power shut down in all of Muscle Shoals while we were trying to record. There were all these weird stops. I’m a big ‘listen to the signs of the universe’ guy. We were in this what felt uncomfortable, to me, zone of tryin’ to make a record. So I shut it down.” Stapleton told The Tennessean.
He then returned the following Winter, just months before the pandemic hit, and recorded ‘Starting Over’.
“This record has a lot of depth in it. It has a lot of variance in tone and music. It feels a little a bit like not a complete departure, but a little different lane to some of the things we’ve done. But it still very much sounds like the things that we do.” Said Stapleton.
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