Chris Stapleton nominated for five awards at 57th ACM Awards

Article Contributed by Sacks and Company | Published on Thursday, February 10, 2022

9x ACM Award-winner Chris Stapleton is nominated for five more awards at this year’s 57th Annual ACM Awards: Entertainer of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Single of the Year for “You Should Probably Leave” (as artist and producer) and Video of the Year for Taylor Swift’s “I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version).” The awards ceremony will stream live via Amazon Prime Video from Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium on Monday, March 7 at 8:00PM ET/7:00PM CT.

Additionally, several of Stapleton’s band-members and musicians whose work contributed to his album, Starting Over, earned nods this year, including J.T. Cure (Bass Player of the Year), Derek Mixon (Drummer of the Year), Dave Cobb (Acoustic Guitar Player of the Year and Producer of the Year), Benmont Tench (Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year), Paul Franklin (Specialty Instrument Player of the Year), Mickey Raphael (Specialty Instrument Player of the Year), Kristin Wilkinson (Specialty Instrument Player of the Year), Gena Johnson (Audio Engineer of the Year) and Vance Powell (Audio Engineer of the Year).

The nominations add to yet another monumental year for Stapleton, whose current single, “You Should Probably Leave,” is #1 this week on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase/Country Aircheck charts. This is Stapleton’s third #1 as an artist following 2021’s “Starting Over” and 2018’s “Broken Halos.” Stapleton also earned Best Country Tour at the 33rd Annual Pollstar Awards earlier this week. Other recent highlights include three nominations at the upcoming 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards: Best Country Album (Starting Over), Best Country Song (“Cold”) and Best Country Solo Performance (“You Should Probably Leave”) and a recent in-depth profile at CBS’ legendary news program, “60 Minutes.”

Stapleton will continue his extensive “All-American Road Show” his spring with upcoming stops at Denver’s Ball Arena (two nights), Washington State’s Gorge Amphitheatre and “A Concert for Kentucky”—a special performance to be held at University of Kentucky’s Kroger Field on April 23, 2022. The concert is the first ever held at UK’s Kroger Field and will feature very special guests Willie Nelson and Family, Sheryl Crow and Yola. 100% of the concert’s net proceeds will benefit Stapleton’s newly created Outlaw State of Kind Hometown Fund. Established in partnership with the Blue Grass Community Foundation, the fund will specifically support local and national organizations directly impacting Kentucky, with initial grant distributions focusing on music and arts education. Tickets are on sale now at See below for complete itinerary.

Released last fall on Mercury Records Nashville (stream/purchase here), Starting Over is an album of startling prescience, featuring fourteen tracks that examine life’s simplest joys and most serious struggles. Once again produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, the record debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart and landed on several “Best of 2020” lists including NPR Music, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Esquire, Vulture, The Tennessean and The New York Times, who declares, “Chris Stapleton’s roar isn’t designed to scare you off. It’s regal, an announcement of an alpha figure asserting his primacy…on this, his fourth album, the thrill is back.”
Kentucky-born Stapleton is a 5x Grammy, 14x CMA and 9x ACM Award-winner and one of the country’s most respected and beloved musicians. Following 2015’s quintuple platinum breakthrough solo debut album Traveller, Stapleton released two #1 albums in 2017. Both From A Room: Volume 1 (certified platinum) and From A Room: Volume 2 (certified gold) take their name from legendary RCA Studio A, where they were recorded with Cobb. Released to overwhelming critical acclaim, The Tennessean praises, “Both are rich with the textures of Stapleton’s vocals that make him one of country music’s most beloved artists, classic country sounds and thoughtful articulate lyrics about love, life and pain.” He was also recently announced as the first-ever “Artist-Songwriter of the Decade” recipient by the Academy of Country Music.

April 20, 2022—Toledo, OH—Huntington Center^^
April 21, 2022—Columbus, OH—Schottenstein Center^^  
April 23, 2022—Lexington, KY—A Concert for Kentucky – Kroger Field##
April 28, 2022—London, ON—Budweiser Gardens*
April 29, 2022—Ottawa, ON—Canadian Tire Centre*
April 30, 2022—Montreal, QC—Centre Bell* (SOLD OUT)
May 5, 2022—Regina, SK—Brandt Centre*
May 6, 2022—Saskatoon, SK—Sasktel Centre*
May 7, 2022—Winnipeg, MB—Canada Life Centre*
May 11, 2022—Edmonton, AB—Rogers Place*
May 12, 2022—Calgary, AB—Scotiabank Saddledome*
May 14, 2022—Vancouver, BC—Rogers Arena*
June 2, 2022—Nampa, ID—Ford Idaho Center Arena††
June 3, 2022—Ridgefield, WA—Sunlight Supple Amphitheater†† (SOLD OUT)
June 4, 2022—George, WA—Gorge Amphitheater†† (SOLD OUT)
June 11, 2022—San Bernardino, CA—Glen Helen Amphitheater‡‡
June 16, 2022—Bakersfield, CA—Mechanics Bank Arena††
June 17, 2022—Wheatland, CA—Toyota Amphitheatre††
June 18, 2022—Mountain View, CA—Shoreline Amphitheatre††
June 23, 2022—West Valley City, UT—Usana Amphitheater§§
June 24, 2022—Denver, CO—Ball Arena§§
June 25, 2022—Denver, CO—Ball Arena§§

*with special guest Elle King
+with special guests The Marcus King Band and Yola
^^with special guests Margo Price and Yola
##with special guests Willie Nelson & Family, Sheryl Crow and Yola
††with special guests Margo Price and The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell
‡‡with special guests Dwight Yoakam and The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell
§§with special guests Sheryl Crow and The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell