Chris Stapleton will open a couple of shows for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers later this month, and he couldn’t be more thrilled since he’s a huge fan of the rocker. Chris tells us: [“I’m a huge Tom Petty fan, and he’s one of my all-time favorites and the Wildflowers album, in particular, is possibly my favorite record of all-time. This is something his booking agents and my guys have been working on for a time, or so they told me. And I’ just like, ‘Okay, yeah, sure I’m gonna go play with Tom Petty. That sounds great. Two thumbs up.’ And they came up with to play Wrigley and the Summerfest up in Milwaukee, and why wouldn’t we do that? (laughs) I buy tickets to Tom Petty, so I’d certainly be more than happy to be on a bill with him.”] SOUNDCUE (:38 OC: . . . bill with him.)
Chris will open for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers on June 29th at Wrigley Field in Chicago and at Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 5th.
Chris' latest single is called “Either Way.” The song is from his new album, From A Room, Volume 1, which was just certified gold and is the only new country album to achieve gold status this year so far.