Chris Stapleton Talks Pressure And Expectations

By: Cheryl Johnstone


Country Music News

When you have success, pressure and expectations are part of the game, as Chris Stapleton will tell you, but he makes a point to ignore it and instead focus on the connection he’s making with his audience.

“I think it’s perfectly human that you become aware of expectations as you go along, but I very much try to ignore them – either my own or someone else’s – of what something should be musically because I’m not sure that’s a healthy space to be making music in, not in a good way anyway. I want the experience of the music and I want to bring an experience to people listening to music in a way that we can have a connection, and in a way that they can have a connection with other human beings. That’s the ultimate goal for me.”

Stapleton’s latest album, Starting Over, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart, as well as the Americana/Folk Albums chart.

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