Chris Stapleton’s ‘From A Room: Volume 1′ Named ACM Album of the Year

The singer wasn't present to accept the award, as he was back home in Nashville helping his wife welcome twin boys into the world!

Written by Kelly Brickey
Chris Stapleton’s ‘From A Room: Volume 1′ Named ACM Album of the Year
Chris Stapleton; Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

After earning critical acclaim from the critics and devoted love from fans, From A Room: Volume 1 from Chris Stapleton won the ACM Award for Album of the Year at this year’s festivities.

Stapleton wasn’t in the audience to accept the award on his behalf though, as he and his wife just welcomed twin boys into the world on April 15. It makes the night even more monumental for the singer, who was also celebrating his own birthday.

From the time Stapleton stepped into the role as an artist in the country music industry, he has been warmly embraced by critics and fans alike for his signature raspy vocals and homage to the traditional sound. From A Room: Volume 1 executes that sentiment in all its glory, especially on the hit single, “Broken Halos.”

The ACM Album of the Year Award is handed off to the artist of the record, as well as the project’s producer and record company/label.

Albums nominated in the honored category included Little Big Town’s The Breaker, Jon Pardi’s California Sunrise, Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes and Old Dominion’s Happy Endings.

The 53rd Annual ACM Awards were hosted by Reba, and aired live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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