Starting Over

Chris Stapleton

Starting Over

Fourth solo album from the Nashville bluegrass singer-songwriter produced by Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell)

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  1. 10.0 |   The Independent

    Even among the country music gems already released this year, Stapleton’s feels like a small miracle
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  2. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Chris Stapleton rides roughshod over country music formulas on Starting Over, with assistance from a pair of Heartbreakers. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    Stapleton could use a bit of Petty's flair - there's not a lot of humor here, nor are there any flirtations with modern sounds - but his straight-ahead style nevertheless satisfies on Starting Over
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  4. 8.0 |   American Songwriter

    Starting Over finds Stapleton not only maintaining his momentum, but also opting for diversity as well
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  5. 7.8 |   Spectrum Culture

    It’s all delivered with a workmanlike confidence that is so effortless as to make what, elsewhere and in lesser hands, would be borderline mind-blowing simply par for the course
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  6. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    Stapleton’s writing is solid, but his vocals, arrangements, and instrumentation imbue most of these songs with something remarkable
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  7. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Starting Over doesn't do so much of what its title suggests as it builds on Chris Stapleton's solid foundation across rootsy music for another decisive step forward
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  8. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The chill Nashville trailblazer feels at home in songs that echo his pop songwriting and his country roots
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  9. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album’s unvarnished style generally works, but there’s nowhere to hide when the singer drifts into the saccharine
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