Chris Stapleton is returning to the concert stage. The country singer was forced to postpone eight concerts of his All-American Road Show Tour on May 31st after suffering a broken bone and detached tendon in his right index finger. After three weeks of rest and rehab, including wearing a brace over the injured digit, Stapleton is apparently well enough to perform and play guitar.
The Kentucky singer-songwriter posted a photo of himself, with his finger in a splint, on Instagram, teasing his June 22nd concert in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “On my way to Tulsa where this will come OFF & it will be ON!” Stapleton wrote. Anderson East and Brent Cobb are set to open tonight’s show.
Stapleton’s injury halted one of the year’s most anticipated tours, necessitating the postponement of eight concerts and the cancellation of the entertainer’s appearance at CMA Music Festival in Nashville. The affected concerts have since been rescheduled. Stapleton’s tour continues this weekend with shows in Kansas and Nebraska, before he heads to Chicago for a concert with Tom Petty at Wrigley Field.
The Grammy, CMA and ACM winner released his album From A Room: Volume 1 in early May. A second volume is due later this year.