ON THE COVER:
CHRIS STAPLETON

With new album Higher on the way, another CMA Male Vocalist trophy on his mantelpiece, a big tour kicking off and a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame performance last week, Mercury Nashville troubadour Chris Stapleton is in multiple spotlights at once. The bearded marvel first broke into the mainstream on the 2015 CMAs, and the song he performed—his take on the George Jones chestnut “Tennessee Whiskey”—remains a top-streaming country song eight years later. And we reckon it’ll likely take a lot of whiskey to wash the memory of this HITS appearance off Stapleton’s mind.

HITS LIST SLIDES
INTO SUMMER
Fire up the grill. (5/24a)
TORTURED POETS IN PARIS: TAY STRUMS THE BASTILLE WITH NEW ACOUSTIC SET
Another week, another iteration (5/24a)
SONG REVENUE: TRIAD
They're in the money. (5/24a)
DOJ FILES ANTITRUST LAWSUIT AGAINST LIVE NATION
A game of Monopoly on Capitol Hill (5/24a)
NEAR TRUTHS:
HOWDY, PARTNER
Redrawing the Mason-Dixon Line (5/24a)
THE NEW UMG
Gosh, we hope there are more press releases.
TIKTOK BANNED!
Unless the Senate manages to make this whole thing go away, that is.
THE NEW HUGE COUNTRY ACT
No, not that one.
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