Chris Stapleton Announces “Starting Over” Album

The new recording project, which released its lead single on August 27th, is set to hit stores in November. see the "Starting Over" tracklist and cover art here!

Completed only days before COVID-19 took over the music world, Starting Over from Chris Stapleton is set for a street date of November 13, 2020. The album, his fourth solo recording for Mercury Records Nashville, is perhaps the most-anticipated album release in county music as the multi-award-winning singer/songwriter released the title track, “Starting Over,” today.

The song, which is timely to our daily quarantine struggles, actually serves as the opener for an album that examines life’s simplest joys and most-serious struggles. There are eleven new Stapleton tracks and three choice covers, John Fogerty’s “Joy Of My Life,” Guy Clark’s “Worry B Gone” and “Old Friends.”

The album finds Chris Stapleton once-again teaming with Dave Cobb at legendary RCA Studio A (and some choice work at Muscle Shoals Sound and Compass Sound Studio) and features the trusted core band of collaborators and special guests mixed in here and there, including Cobb, JTCure, Derek Mixon, wife Morgan Stapleton and special guest like Paul Franklin, Belmont Tench and Mike Campbell. Campbell collaborated with Stapleton on “Watch You Burn,” a song which features the All Voices Choir.

1. Starting Over
2. Devil Always Made Me Think Twice
3. Cold
4. When I’m With You
5. Arkansas
6. Joy Of My Life
7. Hillbilly Blood
8. Maggie’s Song
9. Whiskey Sunrise
10. Worry B Gone
11. Old Friends
12. Watch You Burn
13. You Should Probably Leave
14. Nashville, TN


  • Courtney Puzzo

    this is his 4th album in less than 6 years his debut being the best seller certified 4x platinum by the RIAA at that same stage in her career in 1996 Mariah Carey had released 4 studio albums MTV Unplugged Ep and her first holiday album Merry Christmas with her 5th studio album Butterfly in production released September 16th 1997 the album to sell the least was MTV unplugged selling 3 million in the US each of her albums released in the 1990s reached at least that shipment/sales level 5 of them reaching more than 5 million copies each of Female artists released prior to May 1991 Ms Carey is the 3rd best selling behind Barbara Streisand and Madonna 4th is Celine Dion 5th is Whitney Houston as for female artists launched after Soundscan the top 5 are Alanis Morrisette Shania Twain Taylor Swift Britney Spears and Adele as for top female albums Shania's Come On Over is #1 Whitney Houston and Various Artists Bodyguard motion picture soundtrack is #2 Alanis Morrisette's Jagged Little Pill is #3 Britney Spears's Baby One More Time is #4 tied with Adele's 21 and Shania Twain's the Woman in Me is #5 based on certifications and some of those also did very well in other countries Such as Canada UK France etc. some of the albums are 2 x diamond in Canada for example which before 1st May 2008 meant shipping 2 million copies in the country while it's currently 1.6 million shipped in the country Shania Twain has 3 straight double diamond albums in Canada 1995s the Woman In Me 1997s Come On Over and 2002s Up