Chris Stapleton announced today (Aug. 27) that he's Starting Over with his forthcoming fourth studio album, which he'll release on Nov. 13 via Mercury Records Nashville.
Along with the announcement, he dropped the first title track "Starting Over" that he co-wrote with Mike Henderson. Although he finished the whole album in late February, before the worldwide shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, Stapleton's 14 fresh songs exalt life's simplest pleasures while digging deeper into its gravest problems. But three of those songs are covers of John Fogerty's "Joy Of My Life" and Guy Clark's "Worry B Gone" and "Old Friends."
He recorded Starting Over, which is available for pre-order/pre-save here, at his second home over at Nashville's RCA Studio A with some collaborators old and new. He worked with his wife Morgane Stapleton, who sings and plays tambourine on the new record, and longtime bassist J.T. Cure and drummer Derek Mixon. But the special guests joining him are Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell and keyboardist Benmont Tench, steel guitarist Paul Franklin and All Voices Choir, who are featured on "Watch You Burn."