Chris Stapleton Is First Artist to Take Top Three Spots on Top Country Albums Since 1992
As if his triumph at the 2018 Grammy Awards—where he won all three of the awards for which he was nominated—wasn't enough, Chris Stapleton is enjoying yet another impressive career accolade. According to Billboard, he is the first artist in more than 25 years to hold the top three ranks on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.
Stapleton's latest album, From A Room: Volume 2, is currently No. 1 on the Billboard chart dated Feb. 10. His debut album, Traveller, is at No. 2. And, his earlier companion to From A Room: Volume 2, From A Room: Volume 1 is at No. 3.
The last time this triple threat was achieved was in April of 1992, when Garth Brooks nailed down the same with Ropin' the Wind, No Fences and his self-titled first LP.
Billboard notes that the only other artist that has been able to do this was Charlie Rich, back in 1974.
After winning every Grammy Award he could have won on Jan. 28, finishing with the Best Country Album award, the bearded country-soul singer kept in character by giving a brief speech to acknowledge his honor for From A Room, Vol. 1. After expressing how proud he was, he quietly said: "Thank you to everybody that works so hard for us. It's a real joy to make music."
The win gave Stapleton five lifetime Grammys, all after his 2015 breakout at the CMA Awards when he performed "Tennessee Whiskey" with Justin Timberlake.
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