"We're all a part of the same community, and music in general is a broader spectrum to me, like, if somebody's being successful and somebody's selling tickets to shows, it's good for the health of the whole thing," Chris Stapleton told the Nashville Scene. "And out of that, the commerce pays for the art, and the art lends some credibility to the commerce. To think that they're all separate things is just a ludicrous idea."
Stapleton graces the cover of the Scene's 16th Annual Country Music Critic's Poll Issue. The singer/songwriter topped four categories; Album, Artist, Male Vocalist, and Songwriter of the Year. He's also the subject of an insightful Q&A, in which Stapleton discusses the massive success of his recent album, Traveller. The #CMA Award-winning, #Billboard Chart-topping artist is also nominated for four #GRAMMYs this year.