I’ve listened to this phenomenal Chris Stapleton performance from last night’s Late Night with David Letterman at least 8 times so far today. As I watched it last night, I was extremely proud to be a country music fan. If Stapleton represented what mainstream country music predominantly sounded like these days, I could proudly declare that I was a country music fan without all of the clarifications that I currently have to make.
Stapleton’s new album, Traveler, will finally be released on May 5, which can’t come fast enough. So, as a Part 2 to last night’s Daily Top Five discussion of our five most recent music purchases, tonight we’ll ask you what you hope or expect your next five music purchases will be.
Since I’ve already preordered the Stapleton album, these are the top five albums that I’m looking forward to purchasing (in release date order).
1. Alabama Shakes, Sound and Color
2. Shelby Lynne, I Can’t Imagine
3. Zac Brown Band, Jekyll + Hyde
4. Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, The Traveling Kind
5. Darrell Scott, Ten
What albums are you most looking forward to?