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Chris Stapleton’s “From A Room: Volume 1”-A Quick Review From Scotty

How do you follow up an album like Traveller?  

You’d think there would be a ton of pressure on Mr. Stapleton, after the critical, financial, and award-winning success of his first album.  But the guy is so laid-back, if he felt any pressure it sure never showed in any interviews.

I’ve only been through “From A Room: Volume 1” a couple of times, but I’m sold already.  Three songs have jumped out at me immediately.

  • Broken Halos – Chris wrote this one with Mike Henderson, who he says he’s done the most writing with.  But none of those were on Traveller, so getting one on here was important to him.

Don’t go looking for the reasons
Don’t go asking Jesus why
We’re not meant to know the answers
They belong to the by and by
They belong to the by and by

I mean, come on.

  • Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning – This was already my favorite Willie Nelson song ever.  The first time I heard it I thought, “…that even sounds like Willie’s harmonica on the song!”  Turns out it is.  It’s longtime Willie collaborator/harmonica player Mickey Raphael.
  • Death Row – This one really jumped out at me when I heard it the first time when Chris was at Mizzou Arena a few weeks ago, I was hoping it was on the new album.  Like several on the album, it’s a new song that sounds like a stone-cold Blues standard.

Check it out for yourself & let us know what YOU think.  Enjoy it here but as always, if you like it support the songwriters and BUY a copy!


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