Taylor Swift released a word puzzle for her upcoming ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ album and fans were able to decode many of the collaborations.
Following her release of ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’, Taylor will drop her version of ‘Red’ on November 19th, 2021.
But ahead of the album’s premiere, the singer has posted a word puzzle on her social media accounts which includes some of the collaborations and songs in the album.
The word puzzle clearly wasn’t a huge challenge for Swifties as many have come up with suggestions about the rumoured tracklist.
Chris Stapleton and Taylor Swift?
One of the collaborations rumoured to be featured in the upcoming album is with country singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton.
Though it was hard to decode at first, a number of eagle-eyed fans were able to see the letters in ‘Stapleton’ towards the end of the vault video.
“Taylor Swift feat Chris Stapleton A DREAM,” reacted one fan on Twitter.
“Swifties don’t know who Chris Stapleton is and it shows!!!” said someone else.
Other names that appear to be announced as guests for the album are Ed Sheeran and Phoebe Bridgers. Sheeran’s collaboration was already known as he was featured on the original ‘Red’ album but Chris and Phoebe are the big surprises here.
One fan reacted on Twitter: “So Taylor Swift is collaborating with Chris Stapleton, Ed Sheeran and Phoebe Bridgers.”
Who is Chris Stapleton?
Chris is a 43-year-old singer, songwriter and record producer from Kentucky.
He initially pursued an engineering degree but dropped out of university to build a career as a musician. And this has clearly paid off.
Chris released his first studio album ‘Traveller’ in 2015 which peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 and was certified triple platinum by the RIAA.
His second album, ‘From A Room: Volume 1’, scooped him a second CMA Award for Album of the Year, as well as a Grammy for Best Country Album
Moreover, he has co-written over 170 songs in his career.
Chris is married to fellow singer-songwriter, Morgane Stapleton, and they are parents to five children.
10 hit songs that Chris wrote
As already mentioned, Chris has built an impressive music career and there are over 170 songs that he has co-written. Here are some of them:
- Kenny Chesney – Never Wanted Nothing More (five-week number one)
- Luke Bryan – Drink a Beer
- Thomas Rhett – Crash and Burn
- Joss Stone – Don’t Start Lying to Me Now
- Adele – If It Hadn’t Been for Love
- Ashley Monroe – Winning Streak
- George Strait – Love’s Gonna Make It Alright
- Josh Turner – Your Man
- Lee Ann Womack – There’s More Where That Came From
- Alison Krauss & Union Station – Miles to Go