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Chris Stapleton spent years writing songs for other country artists. Traveller is his first album with his own name on the cover. Becky Fluke/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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With 'Traveller,' A Songwriter Steps Out From Country's Backstage

After years of writing hits for stars like Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton has released an album that's entirely his own.

Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz says the Supreme Court overstepped its bounds on same-sex marriage and health care. Lydia Thompson/NPR hide caption

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Cruz: Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Will Be 'Front And Center' In 2016 Campaign

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Arturo Martinez watches his wife, Aurora Martinez, put on makeup in their San Rafael, Calif., home. She has Alzheimer's. Lynne Shallcross for NPR hide caption

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Can Technology Ease The Burden Of Caring For People With Dementia?

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Police patrol the beach at Sousse, Tunisia, on Sunday. Tunisian authorities have deployed additional security forces, closed some mosques and banned some Islamist groups in the wake of Friday's terrorist attack at a beachfront hotel. Abdeljalil Bounhar/AP hide caption

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After Slaughter Of Tourists, Tunisia Cracks Down On Islamists

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Chris Stapleton spent years writing songs for other country artists. Traveller is his first album with his own name on the cover. Becky Fluke/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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With 'Traveller,' A Songwriter Steps Out From Country's Backstage

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Flowers left at the front door of Glover Grove Baptist Church in Warrenville, S.C. Will Huntsberry/NPR hide caption

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Investigators Probe Fires At 6 Black Churches In 5 Southern States

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With less than two years left in his presidency, President Obama has been less scripted and appears less confined by politics. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Less-Restrained Obama Finally Says 'Bucket'

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Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla in April delivered his budget address for the next fiscal year at the Capitol building in San Juan. Ricardo Arduengo/AP hide caption

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Economic Crisis Looms For Puerto Rico, Report Says

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