Music Spotlight: Chris Stapleton’s ‘Fire Away’ Music Video

Chris Stapleton
Chris Stapleton (Photo: UMG)
Grammy winner Chris Stapleton’s debuted a powerful and moving music video for his song ‘Fire Away.’ ‘Fire Away’ is off of Stapleton’s CMA winning album Traveller, and the popular Country music artist is using the video to draw attention to mental health issues. The video features a link to The Campaign to Change Direction, a mental health organization that actor Ben Foster introduced Stapleton to and that “strives to start a common language about the Five Signs of suffering emotionally: change in personality, agitation, withdrawal, decline in personal care and hopelessness. The Five Signs are clearly represented in the video through [Margarita] Levieva’s poignant performance.”

Foster (Lone Survivor, 3:10 to Yuma) stars in the music video along with Levieva (The Blacklist, Revenge). Tim Mattia directed the video which was based on Stapleton’s idea and released on February 29, 2016.

Stapleton’s Traveller album debuted on the Billboard Country Albums chart in the number two spot in May 2015. After becoming the first artist to receive the Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and New Artist of the Year awards at the CMA Awards, Traveller returned to the Billboard 200 chart at number one. Stapleton also earned the Best Country Album and Best Country Solo Performance Grammy awards and is up for seven ACM Awards.

Watch the Fire Away music video: