Chris Stapleton Releases Somber Willie Nelson Cover Ahead of New Album

Chris Stapleton’s cover of Willie Nelson’s “Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning” comes as another taste of his forthcoming From A Room: Volume 1 (due out May 5). Stapleton’s stark, somber vocals, along with his wife Morgane’s harmonies, create a haunting track that contrasts the more layered instrumentation of previously-released single “Broken Halos.”

The song appeared on Nelson’s 1982 album Always On My Mind, and was written by Gary P. Nunn and Donna Sioux Farar. Listen to the song below, and preorder Stapleton’s full album, produced by Dave Cobb, via his website here.