A debut studio album from American singer/songwriter Chris Stapleton released in May 2015 combines country twang and rock flavor into soulful white American pop. Presenting three bold singles: “Traveller”, “Nobody to Blame” and “Parachute” and coined Album of the Year in 2015 by the Country Music Association Awards and awarded Best Country Album at the 58th Grammy Awards, Chris received the Best Country Solo Performance with the self-titled song “Traveller” at the Grammys, and celebrated winning the Best Male Vocalist and New Artist of the Year at the Country Music Association Awards. Traveller also reached top rank on the US Billboard Charts, while Nobody to Blame reached the Top 10 on the Country Airplay chart. As of November 2019, the album had sold over 2.6 million copies in the Unites States alone.
Stapleton’s thick and limber voice illustrates the scope of this soaring, earthy and spacious album, yet it’s also a smart, pop-ish country rock performance reflected track by track. This enchanting album for both country or pop lovers even has elements of blues. In a way, the songs are everything that is beautiful about country music; very deep and emotional. Definitely an album to have in your collection, other highlight songs include “Parachute”, “Tennessee Whiskey”, “When the Stars Come Out” and “Sometimes I Cry”. This travelling country album is tremendous.