Entertainment Music Country Chris Stapleton Says Black Lives 'Absolutely' Matter: 'It's Time for Me to Listen' "The country that I thought we were living in was a myth," the country star told CBS This Morning By Tomás Mier Published on September 1, 2020 05:25 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Chris Stapleton is clear on his stance on racial justice: Black lives "absolutely" matter. Chatting with CBS This Morning, the 42-year-old opened up about his shifting perspective on race in America and how he was moved by the movement for racial justice following the police killing of George Floyd. "There's a very broad awakening that's come about," the "Tennessee Whiskey" singer said. "It's time for me to listen. It's time for other folks to listen." "I thought we were living in a different country," he adds. "That's 100% real. The country that I thought we were living in was a myth." Chris Stapleton Announces Fourth Studio Album Starting Over — and Releases Title Track Chris Stapleton. Terry Wyatt/Getty Stapleton added that society as a whole has "a lot of work to do." "And if you don't think that, I think you're not looking," he said. After being asked if he supports the Black Lives Matter movement, Stapleton responded without hesitation: "Do I think Black lives matter? Absolutely. I don't know how you can think they don't." RELATED VIDEO: Dolly Parton Says 'of Course' She Supports Black Lives Matter Movement The country star also revealed that a song titled "Watch You Burn" on his forthcoming album details his reaction to the 2017 mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas, where 59 were killed. "Only a coward would pick up a gun to shoot up a crowd trying to have fun," he sings on the powerful track, which he describes as "therapeutic." "It conveys a sentiment of let's cut that evil s— out," he said about the track. "It's a plea in some ways." Stapleton released the title track of his album "Starting Over" earlier this month. Starting Over drops Nov. 13.