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January 29, 2018

Popular country star sets RUPP Arena visit for Oct. 9...

Kentucky native Chris Stapleton picked up three Grammy Awards Sunday at the 60th annual ceremony held in New York City's Madison Square Garden.

Johnson Co. native Chris Stapleton won three top Grammys last night in New York, NY. His wife and musical collaborator Morgane is in the background.Johnson Co. native Chris Stapleton won three top Grammys last night in New York, NY. His wife and musical collaborator Morgane is in the background.

Stapleton, originally from Johnson County, won for "Either Way" in the Best Country Solo Performance, beating out Sam Hunt ("Body Like A Back Road"), Alison Krauss ("Losing You"), Miranda Lambert ("Tin Man"), and Maren Morris ("I Could Use A Love Song").

Stapleton's "Broken Halos" won for Best Country Song, which goes to the songwriter(s).

He and co-writer Mike Henderson beat out "Better Man" (Taylor Swift), "Body Like A Back Road" (Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne), "Drinkin’ Problem" (Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne & Mark Wystrach), and "Tin Man" (Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert and Jon Randall).

Stapleton won Best Country Album for "From A Room: Volume 1," out-voting Kenny Chesney's "Cosmic Hallelujah," Lady Antebellum's "Heart Break," Little Big Town's "The Breaker," and Thomas Rhett's "Life Changes."

This isn't his first Grammy success. He won twice in 2016: Best Country Album for "Traveler" and Best Country Performance for the song "Traveler."

Stapleton will be a headliner at the 2018 Forecastle Festival July 13-15 in Waterfront Park.

By Jeffrey Lee Puckett
Louisville Courier Journal


Date: 01-29-2018

After high-profile weekend, Chris Stapleton announces Rupp Arena concert

By Rich Copley
Lexington Herald Leader

In the past few days, Chris Stapleton debuted a new song and video with Justin Timberlake, created the most Kentucky “Saturday Night Live” ever by having fellow Kentuckian Sturgill Simpson perform with him, and added three Grammy Awards to his trophy case.

So what else could he do to make his home state fans happy?

On Monday morning, the Lexington-born, Johnson County-raised country star announced that he will be coming back to the Bluegrass for an Oct. 27 show at Rupp Arena.

Tickets for the show go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 9. The stop will be part of the latest leg of Stapleton’s All-American Road Show tour, which will include stops at The Forum in Los Angeles and at Madison Square Garden in New York.

The Rupp date will follow a summer appearance at Louisville’s Forecastle Festival, July 13 to 15.

On Sunday night, Stapleton won Grammy Awards for best country album (“From A Room: Volume 1”), best country song (“Broken Halos”) and best country solo performance (“Either Way”). Those awards will join his 2016 Grammys for best country album and best country solo performance, both for his solo debut, “Traveller.” He also joined Emmylou Harris on the Grammys to play a tribute to the late Tom Petty, for whom he had opened shows last summer.

At Rupp, Stapleton will be joined by openers Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb. Ticket prices were not available with the concert announcement.

Check the Rupp Arena website for more ticket information, including advance sales.

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