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Chris Stapleton is a multiple nominee for the 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards: he’s up for  Entertainer of the Year, Best Male Artist as well as Album of the Year for Starting Over.

Stapleton told us that the album has a lyrical thread that runs through it. “There are a lot of great records that have this theme and this overlying thread that kind of runs through them. Maybe the thread for me is just I’m singing. I wrote a bulk of the songs. It’s the same guys playing all the songs.”

He continued, “If there’s a theme hopefully there’s a theme of truth somewhere in it and what I mean by that is hopefully we’re conveying in the songs some experiences that feel real and hopefully people can find themselves in those songs and in the album. For me if I’m looking for a theme it’s that kind of, I don’t know, that thing that binds us all together as humans.”

The 2021 ACM Awards will air live from Nashville on April 18, 2021.

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