In the past few days, Chris Stapleton debuted a new song and video with Justin Timberlake, created the most Kentucky “Saturday Night Live” ever by having fellow Kentuckian Sturgill Simpson perform with him, and added three Grammy Awards to his trophy case.
So what else could he do to make his home state fans happy?
On Monday morning, the Lexington-born, Johnson County-raised country star announced that he will be coming back to the Bluegrass for an Oct. 27 show at Rupp Arena.
Tickets for the show go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 9. The stop will be part of the latest leg of Stapleton’s All-American Road Show tour, which will include stops at The Forum in Los Angeles and at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The Rupp date will follow a summer appearance at Louisville’s Forecastle Festival, July 13 to 15.
On Sunday night, Stapleton won Grammy Awards for best country album (“From A Room: Volume 1”), best country song (“Broken Halos”) and best country solo performance (“Either Way”). Those awards will join his 2016 Grammys for best country album and best country solo performance, both for his solo debut, “Traveller.” He also joined Emmylou Harris on the Grammys to play a tribute to the late Tom Petty, for whom he had opened shows last summer.
At Rupp, Stapleton will be joined by openers Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb. Ticket prices were not available with the concert announcement.
Check the Rupp Arena website for more ticket information, including advance sales.