Chris Stapleton Notches First No. 1 Single With ‘Broken Halos’
He's got Grammy Awards and trophies from the CMA and ACM, but Chris Stapleton just earned his first No. 1 single this week. "Broken Halos" has topped both the Mediabase Country Radio Singles chart and Billboard's Country Airplay chart.
As the second single from his sophomore album, From A Room: Volume 1, "Broken Halos" spent 35 weeks on the charts following its release to country radio in July 2017. Stapleton wrote "Broken Halos" with former the SteelDrivers bandmate Mike Henderson. The song won the award for Best Country Song at the 60th Grammy Awards and is currently nominated for Single Record of the Year at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards, airing on CBS April 15.
Stapleton's album From A Room: Volume 1 is also nominated for Album of the Year at the 2018 ACMs.
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According to Billboard, the success of "Broken Halos" makes Stapleton the first male, and fifth act, to have topped both the Americana/Folk Albums and Country Airplay charts, following Mary Chapin Carpenter, Rosanne Cash, Alison Krauss and Dolly Parton.
Despite just receiving his first No. 1 single, Stapleton has had a huge underground following in the country community. Alan Jackson took the singer on tour long before he had any trophies.
"I’m a big fan of his," Jackson said in a recent interview with GQ Magazine. "He was a bluegrass singer and has written bluegrass stuff. But what he’s making now really isn’t real country. It’s more like bluesy, Southern rock kinda stuff. I love it, it’s great, but he’s the closest thing to country out there."
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