The breakout country star might be taking a ‘back to basics’ approach to his career but he wants everyone to know he’s not here to save country music because to him… it doesn’t need to be saved!
Whether you like modern incarnations of what country radio hits are, or you like what I’m doing, or you like something really off in folk, poetry Americana land, it’s all just music, man. If you like one of them, great, go buy it.
The performance that brought Stapleton to the forefront was his CMA Awards duet with Justin Timberlake back in November. While he was one Nashville’s best kept secrets & stayed true to his country roots – Stapleton says that not his intention & he isn’t trying to change anybody’s mind.
I think it’s OK if somebody likes my music and likes Sam Hunt‘s music too. And I think if we’re both selling records, it’s good for everybody. I think it allows other records to get made.