Here’s my next deep cut of the day. This time it comes from a more recent album, Chris Stapleton’s debut album Traveller. Stapleton is one of the few mainstream country stars that still embraces the classic elements of country music and a little bit of southern rock. He spent the early part of his career writing songs for other artists, and his debut album didn’t hit until he was in the business for nearly 15 years. There’s still lots of great country music out there, you just have to look a little hard for it. Although Stapleton seems to be able to make the music he wants and get attention.
Today’s deep cut of the day is Might as Well Get Stoned. Its catchy track and I find country stoner anthems to be a bit more rare than they are in other genres of music. Stapleton has a couple of songs dedicated to weed and this one is one of my favorites.
If you haven’t listened to Traveller I suggest giving it a listen on a streaming platform. To me, it just seems like the type of music that everybody likes, but its not pandering either. The album won a Grammy in 2016 and he followed it up with a great two part album called From A Room.
Do you like Chris Stapleton? If so, what is your favorite song?