Chris Stapleton / Marty Stuart / Brent Cobb at Starplex Pavilion
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Two years ago, Chris Stapleton went from quiet critical favorite to award-winning A-list star, thanks to a surprising, trophy-filled night at the 2015 CMA Awards. Since then, his stellar major-label debut album, Traveller, has sold millions and his follow-up, From A Room: Volume I, has already been certified gold, making the 39-year-old Kentucky native one of the grandest success stories across music, let alone in the country realm. It’s a well-earned success because his songs burst with truth and soul. They don’t bend to meet the typically low standards for mainstream success. Stapleton’s time has arrived, and he’ll be here for a while.