Hear Chris Stapleton’s Extremely Rare, Unreleased Version Of “I Didn’t Know At The Time”

Chris Stapleton rocked our worlds with his 2020 album, Starting Over.

The album gave us all a perspective on life, as Stapleton delivered a number of songs about self reflection, sharing a sense of relatability to all listeners.

And of course, since his debut in 2015, he’s arguably been the biggest thing in country music… and music in general.

We’ve seen the legendary singer/songwriter release a few collab songs over the past year with Santana, Tom Morello, and Kelly Clarkson, along with a cover of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” for the band’s tribute album The Metallica Blacklist, not to mention duets with Taylor Swift and Adele.

Long story short, he’s basically the hottest name in music.

However today, we’re taking it all the way back to the beginning, back to an unreleased Stapleton song which just surfacing on the internet titled, “I Didn’t Know At The Time.”

Written by Chris Stapleton and Lee Thomas Miller, the song was cut by Tim McGraw on his 2009, Southern Voice album. It was never released as a single.

But the song also seems to have been recorded by Stapleton back in 2013, and can only be found on his promotional self-titled EP, which can’t be found on any streaming platform.

It’s yet another song about self reflection, as he sings about personal experiences in his earlier years, and how he took some things for granted, as so many aspects of his life have changed (right in the McGraw wheelhouse at the time).

So if you like the Tim McGraw version, you’re gonna love Chris Stapleton singing it.

And the Tim McGraw version:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock