Country star Chris Stapleton has graduated to arenas, and he’ll headline CenturyLink Center later this year.
The “Traveller” singer will play here Nov. 18 with support from Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb. Tickets, ranging from $35.75 to $70.75, go on sale May 12 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.
Stapleton’s latest album, “From a Room: Volume 1,” was released Friday, and it has already been praised by Rolling Stone, Variety and NPR, among many others.
Sold-out tour stops followed, including one at Stir Cove last year.
Stapleton has been recognized for altering the course of mainstream country music a bit by showing that old-school sounds reminiscent of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard can be just as successful (if not more so) than the pop country sound that has dominated Nashville for the last several years.
Before emerging as a star of the stage, Stapleton wrote songs for other country heavyweights including No. 1 singles such as “Never Wanted Nothing More” by Kenny Chesney and “Love’s Gonna Make It Alright” by George Strait.
In all, he wrote more than 100 songs recorded by other artists including Adele, Darius Rucker, Joss Stone, Thomas Rhett, Sheryl Crow, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw and Brad Paisley.
Stuart, one of his opening acts, has his own history of success. The 58-year-old Mississippi-born singer scored five top-10 hits from 1990-92.