Chris Stapleton’s version of “Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning” is premiering today (listen/share HERE). Written by Gary P. Nunn and Donna Sioux Farar and made famous by Willie Nelson, the song is the second track unveiled from Stapleton’s highly anticipated new album, From A Room: Volume 1, which will be released May 5 on Mercury Records Nashville and is now available for pre-order digitally and with physical bundles. Each digital pre-order comes with an instant download of “Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning” as well as the album’s lead track, “Broken Halos,” which premiered last Friday.

The highly anticipated full-length record is the first new music from Stapleton since 2015’s breakthrough double Platinum solo debut Traveller and will be followed by From A Room: Volume 2—coming later this year.

The album takes its name from Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, where it was recorded during the winter of 2016-17. Once again produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, Volume 1 features eight original songs as well as “Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning.” Additional album highlights include “Second One To Know,” which Stapleton recently premiered at the 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards as well as the album’s first single, “Either Way.”

In addition to Stapleton on vocals and guitar and Cobb on acoustic guitar, the album features Morgane Stapleton on harmony vocals as well as longtime band-members J.T. Cure on bass and Derek Mixon on drums and musicians Mickey Raphael on harmonica, Robby Turner pedal steel and Mike Webb on keys.


1.  Broken Halos (Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson)

2.  Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning (Gary P. Nunn and Donna Sioux Farar)

3.  Second One To Know (Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson)

4.  Up To No Good Livin’ (Chris Stapleton and Casey Beathard)

5.  Either Way (Chris Stapleton, Tim James and Kendall Marvel)

6.  I Was Wrong (Chris Stapleton and Craig Wiseman)

7.  Without Your Love (Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson)

8.  Them Stems (Chris Stapleton, Jimmy Stewart and Shawn Camp)

9.  Death Row (Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson)


April 21—Pikeville, KY—East Kentucky Expo Center* (SOLD OUT)

April 22—Pikeville, KY—East Kentucky Expo Center* (SOLD OUT)

April 27—Columbia, MO—Mizzou Arena† (SOLD OUT)

April 28—Cape Girardeau, MO—Show Me Center† (SOLD OUT)

April 29—Bloomington, IL—U.S. Cellular Coliseum† (SOLD OUT)

May 5—Alpharetta, GA—Verizon Amphitheatre‡ (SOLD OUT)

May 6 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Amphitheatre‡ (SOLD OUT)

May 11—Virginia Beach, VA—Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at VA Beach‡

May 12—Raleigh, NC—Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek§ (SOLD OUT)

May 13—Charlotte, NC—PNC Music Pavilion‡ (SOLD OUT)

May 18—San Diego, CA—Mattress Firm Amphitheatre‡

May 19—Phoenix, AZ—Ak-Chin Pavilion‡

May 20—Los Angeles, CA—The Forum‡

May 23—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre‡ (SOLD OUT)

May 24—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre‡ (SOLD OUT)

June 1—Fresno, CA—Save Mart Center at Fresno State‡

June 2— Mountain View, CA—Shoreline Amphitheatre‡

June 3—Wheatland, CA—Toyota Amphitheatre‡

June 9—Southaven, MS—BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove§

June 10—Birmingham, AL—Oak Mountain Amphitheatre§ (SOLD OUT)

June 11—Nashville, TN—CMA Music Fest

June 15—Charleston, WV—Charleston Civic Center§ (SOLD OUT)

June 16—Cincinnati, OH—Riverbend Music Center§

June 17—Indianapolis, IN—Klipsch Music Center§

June 22—Tulsa, OK—BOK Center§

June 23—Manhattan, KS—Country Stampede

June 24—North Platte, NE—Nebraskaland Days

June 29—Chicago, IL—Wrigley Field# (SOLD OUT)

July 5—Milwaukee, WI—Summerfest#

July 6—Milwaukee, WI—Summerfest#

July 14—Mansfield, MA—Xfinity Center§

July 15—Hartford, CT—The XFINITY Theatre§

July 16—Darien Lake, NY—Darien Lake Performing Arts Center§

July 20—Holmdel, NJ—P.N.C. Bank Arts Center§

July 21—Wantagh, NY—Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater§

July 22—Bristow, VA—Jiffy Lube Live§

July 28—George, WA—Watershed Festival (SOLD OUT)

July 29—Central Point, OR—Country Crossings Music Festival

July 30—Mountain Home, ID—Mountain Home Country Music Festival

August 3—Duluth, MN—AMSOIL Arena** (SOLD OUT)

August 4—Prairie Du Chien, WI—Country on the River

August 5—St. Louis, MO—Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre**

August 10—Hershey, PA—Giant Center**

August 11—Pittsburgh, PA—KeyBank Pavilion**

August 12—Philadelphia, PA—BB&T Pavilion**

August 17—Toronto, ON—Budweiser Stage**

August 18—Cleveland, OH—Blossom Music Center**

August 19—Clarkston, MI—DTE Energy Music Theatre** (SOLD OUT)

August 25—Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion**

October 6—Des Moines, IA—Wells Fargo Arena**

October 7—St Paul, MN—Xcel Energy Center**

October 19—Baton Rouge, LA—Raising Cane’s River Center Arena†† (SOLD OUT)

October 20—San Antonio, TX—AT&T Center††

October 21—Bossier City, LA—CenturyLink Center††

October 26—Austin, TX—Austin360 Amphitheater††

November 4—Grand Rapids, MI—Van Andel Arena††

*with special guest Brent Cobb

†with special guest Lucie Silvas

‡with special guests Brothers Osborne and Lucie Silvas

§with special guests Anderson East and Brent Cobb

#with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

**with special guests Margo Price and Brent Cobb

††with special guests Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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