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  • Summary: The debut full-length solo release for the Kentucky-born country singer who previously led The SteelDrivers, was produced by Dave Cobb.
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Fire Away
Honey load up your questions And pick up your sticks and your stones And pretend I'm a shelter for heartaches That don't have a home Choose the words... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Jan 27, 2016
    90
    Traveller isn't just an exercise in classic country revivalism; like Sturgill Simpson before him (with whom he shares a producer in Dave Cobb), Stapleton has taken the old tools and crafted something that feels as new as tomorrow morning.
  2. What a remarkable debut it is: artists rarely arrive this fully formed, this self-assured, or this seasoned in their craft.
  3. Dec 7, 2015
    80
    For all the grief and regret it contains, it's a triumphant debut, encapsulating the grit of life, ­turning it into a hell of a journey.
  4. Jan 13, 2016
    80
    It is the 12 songs he wrote and co-wrote that sparkle.
  5. Dec 7, 2015
    80
    Everything flows naturally, and that ease is so alluring upon the first spin of Traveller that it's not until repeated visits that the depth of the album becomes apparent.
  6. 70
    Whether or not country is your genre of choice, it’s hard to knock Stapleton’s ability or skill on Traveller.
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  1. Jan 17, 2016
    10
    Wow. Fantastic debut album which will renew your faith in authentic country music which can appeal to any music lover. Songwriting,Wow. Fantastic debut album which will renew your faith in authentic country music which can appeal to any music lover. Songwriting, performance, sound, in fact everything really is a home run. Chris has an awfully impressive voice, which is used to great affect on these country tunes. This falls closer into the alt/outlaw country vein, but does not have a foot completely in either camp. The songs run the gamut from dark to sunny and cover a variety of topics. Tennessee Whiskey, When the Stars Come Out, Outlaw State of Mind, and Might As Well Get Stoned are about as good as it can get. The other tracks are no slouches either. Get this record! Expand
  2. Dec 18, 2015
    10
    Chris Stapleton is able to separate himself from the pack in his debut album with innovative songs that stay true to the genre and put hisChris Stapleton is able to separate himself from the pack in his debut album with innovative songs that stay true to the genre and put his striking vocal ability on display. Expand
  3. Feb 17, 2016
    9
    This album is quiet something. Chris Stapleton's voice is amazing. Every song is different from the other. Takes you away. What a great pieceThis album is quiet something. Chris Stapleton's voice is amazing. Every song is different from the other. Takes you away. What a great piece of art. Thank you Expand
  4. Jul 19, 2016
    9
    No doubt about it, Chris Stapleton is an amazing artist. I love his singing voice, because it has so much soul and depth. Chris Stapleton is aNo doubt about it, Chris Stapleton is an amazing artist. I love his singing voice, because it has so much soul and depth. Chris Stapleton is a breath of fresh air in the world of country music and this strong debut album proves that. For awhile, it seemed like country music was disassociating from it's roots. Now, I'm glad we finally have a truely talented artist who has reminded us what country music and music in general is really about. It's about soul, conviction, and passion. With that being said, my favorite songs on this album are: His cover of Tennessee Whiskey, Fire Away, and of course the title track just to name a few. Overall, this is an amazing album, and only time will tell if it will become a classic. If you haven't heard this album, I highly recommend it. :) Expand