One of the most meaningful trophies anyone can earn during the CMA Awards is the trophy for Album of Year.
While singles get the most attention, the albums are true works of art. Country artists pour heart and soul into the albums they create, as they work to craft a strong piece of work that relates to both them and their fans.
This year, five lucky artists had their albums selected as the nominees for the Album of the Year Award. The nominees were as follows:
Little Big Town: The Breaker
Chris Stapleton: From a Room: Volume 1
Lady Antebellum: Heart Break
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: The Nashville Sound
Miranda Lambert: The Weight of These Wings
During the CMA Awards on Wednesday night (November 8) Tyler Perry was the lucky one who got to announce the Album of the Year Award winner. We’re sure all of the nominees were on the edge of their seats as they waited to see whose name would be called.
Finally, Perry made the big reveal. The Album of the Year Award goes to Stapleton for From a Room: Volume 1.
Congratulations to @ChrisStapleton for taking home your second Album of the Year trophy! #CMAawards pic.twitter.com/5zMCsYFm3N
— CMA Country Music (@CountryMusic) November 9, 2017
It’s no wonder why Stapleton won the Album of the Year Award for From a Room: Volume 1! Released in May 2017, From a Room: Volume 1 is Stapleton’s second studio album.
Produced by Stapleton and Dave Cobb, From a Room: Volume 1 held the top spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for multiple weeks and peaked at the second slot on the all-genre albums chart. In addition, the album contains the Top 20 singles “Either Way” and “Broken Halos.” Although it has only been out for a few months, the album has already been certified Gold by the RIAA.
Congratulations to Stapleton and the entire team behind From a Room: Volume 1!