Your Cart

Subtotal: $ 0.00 USD

Keep Shopping

Chris Stapleton Blames TV Guide For Missing Grammy Nomination Announcement

Advertisement
Chris stapleton Songs | Chris Stapleton Blames TV Guide For Missing Grammy Nomination Announcement | Country Music Videos
Photo credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
Advertisement

Chris Stapleton has had an amazing year. He, according to some people, came out of nowhere to win the New Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Vocalist, and Album of the Year trophies at the CMA Awards last month.

He was honored again last week at the CMA Artists of the Year ceremony, and was awarded with the very first Breakout Artist of the Year Award.

While Stapleton is just now gaining popularity, he has worked as a writer for many, many years before releasing his own material. Over 150 of his songs have been recorded by Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker, George Strait, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, and Adele, just to name a few!

When the Grammy nominations were set to be announced, all eyes were on the country music categories to see just how many Stapleton would be nominated for. He shot to stardom ever since his iconic performance with Justin Timberlake at the CMAs. His album, Traveller, even shot to Number 1 for two weeks.

Stapleton, his wife, two young children, and his in-laws all gathered early Monday morning to watch the nomination announcements, but ended up missing the entire broadcast!

Stapleton spoke with Billboard to explain what happened.

"The guide said it was the right channel, but we never saw any of the nominations," he said. "My sister-in-law walked in and said 'Congratulations!' I said 'On what? We've been sitting here watching and we didn't see any of 'em.' We had to look them all up online like everybody else does.”

He received a whopping four Grammy nominations: Best Country Solo Performance ("Traveller"), Country Song of the Year ("Traveller"), Best Country Album of the Year (Traveller), and Album of the Year (Traveller).

Stapleton, who didn't expect to see his name on the nominees list, was told by many people to, "watch [the nominations] this year instead of just driving [his] kids to school--but that didn't work anyway!"

Stapleton says that 2015 has been an amazing year for music in general. To get to be in this mix is kind of crazy!" He says, especially in the Album of the Year category, which also includes Alabama Shakes' Sound & Color, Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly, Taylor Swift's 1989, and The Weeknd's Beauty Behind The Madness.

Don't worry, Stapleton fans! Even though he missed his nominations, he will NOT be missing the awards show! "I'm sure I’ll be there in person. I can promise that!"

Enjoy his performance of "Traveller" below!

Lyrics Below

I see the sunrise creeping in
Everything changes like the desert wind
Here she comes and then she’s gone again

I’m just a traveller on this earth
Sure as my heart’s behind the pocket of my shirt
I’ll just keep rolling till I’m in the dirt
‘Cause I’m a traveller, oh, I’m a traveller
I couldn’t tell you honey, I don’t know
Where I’m going but I’ve got to go
‘Cause every turn reveals some other road
And I’m a traveller, oh, I’m a traveller

My heartbeat’s rhythm is a lonesome sound
Just like the rubber turning on the ground
Always lost and nowhere bound

I’m just a traveller on this earth
Sure as my heart’s behind the pocket of my shirt
I’ll just keep rolling till I’m in the dirt
‘Cause I’m a traveller, oh, I’m a traveller
I couldn’t tell you honey, I don’t know
Where I’m going but I’ve got to go
‘Cause every turn reveals some other road
And I’m a traveller, oh, I’m a traveller


When I’m gone
Somebody else will have to feel this wrong
Somebody else will have to sing this song
Somebody else will have to sing along
Sing along

I’m just a traveller on this earth
Sure as my heart’s behind the pocket of my shirt
I’ll just keep rolling till I’m in the dirt
‘Cause I’m a traveller, oh, I’m a traveller
I couldn’t tell you honey, I don’t know
Where I’m going but I’ve got to go
‘Cause every turn reveals some other road
And I’m a traveller, oh, I’m a traveller

Advertisement
Country Rebel on Spotify

Now On Spotify!

Follow

If you enjoyed this video, get email updates (it's free)

Trending Artists

Premium Partners

Country Rebel partner Society of Rock
Country Rebel partner Speed Society
Country Rebel partner Country Music Nation
Country Rebel partner Legend Valley Festivals
Country Rebel partner Moonshine Flats San Diego
Country Rebel partner The Bluestone

Interested in becoming a partner?

Contact us for more info.