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Chris Stapleton Earns More Gold And Platinum


Chris Stapleton earned three new heavy metal certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America. It took a while, but his song “I Was Wrong,” on his 2017 album, From A Room: Volume 2 has now been certified Platinum. “The Devil Always Made Me Think Twice” from Starting Over was certified Gold. And he picked up even more Gold for his latest single, “White Horse.” We asked Chris to share the back story of that song:

“’White Horse’ was a song that I wrote with my friend, Dan Wilson. We were out in Los Angeles, it was about I think probably late 2012, early 2013, and there was a movie called the Lone Ranger that was coming out, and I walked in the room to write with Dan at his house, and he said, ‘Hey they’re looking for songs for this Lone Ranger movie.’ I said, ‘Cool. Let’s write something. What do you know about it?’ He goes, ‘Well, we don’t really know anything.’ I was like, ‘Well, let’s just make a song that might sound like that.’ And so, that’s kind of where that came from, and we got to talking about how it would be cool to have a kind of rock-driven-western-themed song, and that’s kind of where the song came from and we kind of built it around a guitar riff, really.” SOUNDCUE :37 OC: a guitar riff, really.