Chris Stapleton Announces New Album “Higher”, Shares New Song “White Horse”
American country music singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton has announced his fifth studio album “Higher” will be released on November 10, 2023.
It is his first album in three years since the 2020 album “Starting Over”.
The album comprises 14-track, produced by Chris Stapleton, Dave Cobb and Morgane Stapleton, featuring instrumentation from bassist J.T. Cure, pedal steel guitarist Paul Franklin, pianist Lee Pardini, drummer Derek Mixon as well as Cobb, Chris, and Morgane Stapleton.
Chris Stapleton said, “'Higher' is a song that's been around a long, long time. I wrote it in 2001 within the first few months of being a professional songwriter here in Nashville, and it was on the first demo session I ever did in Nashville. So, for it to come around 22 years later and wind up being a title track of an album is a pretty unique thing to me.”
From the album, he unveiled the first single called “White Horse” on July 21, 2023.
The track was written by Chris Stapleton and Dan Wilson. Produced by Chris Stapleton, Dave Cobb and Morgane Stapleton.
- He said of the song, “'White Horse' was a song that I wrote with my friend, Dan Wilson. We were out in Los Angeles, it was about I think probably late 2012, early 2013, and there was a movie called The Lone Ranger that was coming out, and I walked in the room to write with Dan at his house, and he said, 'Hey they're looking for songs for this Lone Ranger movie.' I said, 'Cool. Let's write something. What do you know about it?' He goes, 'Well, we don't really know anything.' I was like, 'Well, let's just make a song that might sound like that.' And so, that's kind of where that came from, and we got to talking about how it would be cool to have a kind of rock-driven-western-themed song, and that's kind of where the song came from and we kind of built it around a guitar riff, really.”
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- source : iHeart Country