Chris Stapleton Postpones Shows & Cancels CMA Music Festival Performance

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Country music superstar Chris Stapleton's plans have unexpectedly shifted for the month of June. More details here!

Bad news Chris Stapleton fans, the Kentucky born singer-songwriter has pushed back eight shows spanning the next three weeks on his All-American Road Show Tour. His appearance on the main stage at CMA Music Festival in Nashville on Sunday, June 11th has also been canceled.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Hold on to your tickets for now, and stay tuned for updates,” reads the official statement posted on Stapleton’s website.

The tour dates impacted by the sudden postponement are as follows:

June 1 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center

June 2 – Mt. View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

June 3 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre

June 9 – Southaven, MS – Bankplus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove

June 10 – Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

June 15 – Charleston, WV – Charleston Civic Center

June 16 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center

June 17 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center

As of now, the reason for the three week-long hiatus has not been made public. A tweet from the Country Music Association cited “unforeseen circumstances” as the reason for the break in Stapleton’s shows. In 2016, Stapleton was forced to postpone a concert in California due to experiencing vocal issues. We hope all is well with Chris, Morgane, and their two young children.

Stapleton’s latest album From A Room: Volume 1, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard Country Albums, No. 1 on the Billboard Top Album Sales, and No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200. The solo project also garnered 13.5 million online streams, marking the highest all-time streaming debut for any country artist— a new country music record!

From A Room: Volume 2 is slated to drop later this year. Both records were recorded in the iconic RCA Studio A in Nashville, which previously hosted such talents as Elvis Presley and Dolly Parton.

UPDATE 6/1/17: According to PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly, Stapleton has suffered a hand injury, warranting the abrupt change in schedule. 

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