Chris Young - NewsThe latest news from Chris Younghttp://chrisyoungcountry.com/newsPlay Fantasy Football with Chris<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/11/04/images/assets/medium.wu3z2WYIntZ35KYE9DlVN2ZQHOkSiXghZa350iFEc08.jpg" /><br /><p class="p1"><span class="s1"><a href="http://cbssports.com/">CBSSports.com</a></span> and <b>ACM Lifting Lives</b> are partnering to create a celebrity fantasy football sweepstakes benefitting ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music. By making a donation to the charity, country music fans nationwide can enter to win the opportunity to play in a <a href="http://cbssports.com/"><span class="s1">CBSSports.com</span></a> Fantasy Football Commissioner league with a country music star, including <b>Sara Evans</b>, <b>Jana Kramer</b>, <b>Darius Rucker</b>, Little Big Towns <b>Jimi Westbrook</b>, <b>Chris Young</b>, <b>Florida Georgia Line</b>, <b>Love and Theft</b> and <b>Montgomery Gentry</b>.</p> <p class="p1">Starting Wednesday, July 23<span class="s2"><sup>rd</sup></span> at 12:00pm ET, fans can visit <a href="http://www.acmliftinglives.org/"><span class="s1">www.ACMLiftingLives.org</span></a> to make a donation to ACM Lifting Lives which serves as their entry into the sweepstakes. One $5 donation designated for the sweepstakes gives a fan the opportunity to get one entry into the sweepstakes and there is no limit on the number of entries. The sweepstakes ends on Saturday, August 9<span class="s2"><sup>th</sup></span> at 11:59pm ET. Winners will be chosen randomly from the pool of entries and placed into a league with one of the country music stars or duos who will act as commissioner of the league. Winners will be notified by Monday, August 18<span class="s2"><sup>th</sup></span>.</p> <p class="p1">For more information and official sweepstakes rules, please visit <a href="www.cbssports.com/acmsweepstakes"<span class="s1">www.cbssports.com/acmsweepstakes</span></a>.</p> <p class="p1"><b>About ACM Lifting Lives</b></p> <p class="p1">ACM Lifting Lives is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.acmliftinglives.org/"><span class="s1">www.ACMLiftingLives.org</span></a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:36:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/219153Chris Scores #1 Single with "Who I Am With You"<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/07/09/images/assets/medium.4hOsV-0ZyBY8jGwZEN2q2DhMAZ8WvqMdob16XOi2AvE.jpg" /><br /><p class="p1">Chris Young is having fun! His single, Who I Am With You, sits atop the Mediabase Country Singles Chart, it has been certified Gold, and hes spending the summer doing what he loves most, on the road performing for the fans. Yeah, Im pretty happy right now, said the singer-songwriter who has 6 #1 singles to his credit.</p> <p class="p1">Everybody is looking for that one person who lets them be themselves and, whether we want to admit it or not, pushes us to be a better person, said Chris. This song couldnt say it any better and Im glad I got to be the person to sing it.Who I Am With You was written by Marv Green, Jason Sellers and Paul Jenkins.</p> <p class="p1">In addition to topping the charts, Chris Youngs Who I Am With You claimed the #1 spot in <i>Rolling Stones</i> poll of<a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=eb54ad5bad&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s1">Best Country Songs of 2014</span></a>. The 29-year old singer is also earning rave reviews for his live show, with<a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=e453885f02&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s1">The Times Tribune</span></a>declaring headliner status is just around the corner. This week, Young joins Dierks Bentley for shows at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO (July 23), The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA (July 25), AK-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ (July 26) and Sleep Train Amphitheater in Chula Vista, CA (July 27).</p> <p class="p1">Who I Am With You, is the second single from his current album <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=b7b674303e&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s1"><i>A.M. </i></span></a>The album has already yielded the Top 5 hit and Gold certified single Aw Naw.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:42:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/218813Chris Tops Rolling Stone List<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/04/11/images/assets/medium.5ta9jy2eFGQAw1G_drdiF1IbxtuMjhaR9G1jRsEa0fk.jpg" /><br /><p>Rolling Stone released its "Best Country Songs of 2014 So Far" list today. Chris Young fans wont be surprised to find Chris current single "Who I Am With You" on the top of the list! Check out the full list <a href="http://rol.st/1sYaRYC">here</a> and download a copy of "Who I Am With You" on <a href="http://smarturl.it/AMitunes">iTunes</a>!</p> <p></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>Your picks for best songs of 2014: <a href="https://twitter.com/DierksBentley">@DierksBentley</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/LukeBryanOnline">@LukeBryanOnline</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/mirandalambert">@mirandalambert</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/ChrisYoungMusic">@ChrisYoungMusic</a> + more: <a href="http://t.co/z4cRfAcKN6">http://t.co/z4cRfAcKN6</a></p> RS Country (@RScountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/RScountry/statuses/489039585150636032">July 15, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:25:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/218373Chris is Nash Magazine's Newest Cover Story<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/11/14/images/assets/medium.Lz5jZe1RfJFUaYziiJFbuHwGd1xFc5Y7dEqThnEgg-w.jpg" /><br /><p>Chris appears on the cover of the current issue of Nash Magazine. Inside the new issue, Chris talks about his role as the sexy leading man in his videos. Pick up your copy today to hear what Chris says about on-screen romances and more!</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:09:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/218103Chris Joins Dierks Bentley's 9th Annual "Miles & Music for Kids" Sept. 28<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/00/11/images/assets/medium.Cr37O_73BV8x32ID-ML0ScvAiMd0EGRiXTIqIfwTo5A.jpg" /><br /><p class="p1">Flocks of Riser Birds began descending on Nashville this week to help announce country music star Dierks Bentleys ninth annual "Miles & Music for Kids" celebrity motorcycle ride and all-star concert scheduled for Sun., Sept. 28 in Nashville, TN. Randy Houser, Kip Moore, Jon Pardi and Chris Young have been tapped as the first artists to take part in the event, which has raised over $2.5 million to date for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals across the country. Presale tickets are available beginning tomorrow, July 9 on <a href="https://t.e2ma.net/click/gbmwr/4px55g/opmcqk"><span class="s1">www.dierks.com</span></a> and general public tickets go on sale this Fri., July 11 at 10:00A CT.</p> <p class="p2">"The Riser bird symbol weve been using to represent this album has really come to mean something to my fans. Ive been hearing stories about it on the road, people are getting tattoos of it. Its a symbol of strength and resilience, and I think its perfect to extend into what we do for Miles & Music, especially when we are talking about the history of the event, the bikers and fans who come out every year to support it and most importantly, the children and their families being treated at Vandy. said Bentley. The Riser Bird Movement that started this week is a cool way to get the community involved in a deeper way and earlier this years been fun to see it start to spread across town."</p> <p class="p2">This years annual event will once again begin at the Harley Davidson of Columbia (1616 HarleyDavidson Blvd., Columbia, TN) for an hour-long ride that ends downtown at Nashvilles Riverfront Park. From Riverfront, Bentley will take the stage for a family-friendly day of music with a lineup that will continue to grow as the event approaches.</p> <p class="p2">Fans can purchase a combo ticket for the ride and concert for $50 or individual concert tickets for $30. Special VIP packages and student tickets are also available. This month, Nashville residents can Flock It Forward at<a href="https://t.e2ma.net/click/gbmwr/4px55g/4hncqk"><span class="s2">www.dierks.com/riserbirdmovement</span></a> by sending Riser Birds to their friends, also benefitting Miles & Music. All proceeds from both events will benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Childrens Hospital at Vanderbilt, a Childrens Miracle Network Hospital. For more ticket info, visit<a href="https://t.e2ma.net/click/gbmwr/4px55g/kaocqk"><span class="s2">www.dierks.com</span></a>.</p> <p class="p1"><b>About Monroe Carell Jr. Childrens Hospital at Vanderbilt:</b><br /> Monroe Carell Jr. Childrens Hospital at Vanderbilt, a freestanding hospital dedicated to serving only children, is nationally recognized as a leading provider of pediatric health care services. Experts treat and work to prevent all health issues ranging from common childhood conditions to serious, advanced diseases. Featuring Centers of Excellence for the treatment of diabetes and congenital heart disorders, Childrens Hospital also operates the regions only level 1 pediatric trauma unit and a neonatal intensive care unit with the highest designated level of care. In addition, Childrens Hospital is a top-level teaching and research facility. No child is denied care on basis of limitedability to pay.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Tue, 08 Jul 2014 08:46:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/217403Chris Undergoes Surgery to Repair Tendons in Left Hand<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/01/03/images/assets/medium.Afcsi4ejrzybksfpIJBZcphjTydQsGMFkmAecz52E9A.png" /><br /><p>After accidentally cutting his left hand with a kitchen knife while at home Thursday night, singer/songwriter Chris Young underwent surgery in Nashville yesterday to repair damaged tendons. As a result of the injury and surgery, the 28-year old is unable to take the stage as planned at LP Field tonight to play for tens of thousands of fans at CMA Music Festival in Nashville. Young, who was released from the hospital this morning, is expected to fully heal and will return to playing guitar following his recovery and rehabilitation.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Sat, 07 Jun 2014 10:00:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/213823Chris Young Cancels Friday's Planned CMA Music Festival Signing Following Injury To Left Hand<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/13/10/images/assets/medium.hSpYRvZW_p4cYff9Pk2YN3nKqWjKuo61Ro5H2Wi6Ypk.jpg" /><br /><p align="left">Following a fantastic night celebrating with over 500 fans at his annual fan club party, Chris Young returned home where he cut his left hand while cooking a late dinner. He was taken immediately to a Nashville-area hospital where doctors assessed his injury. As a result, Young is forced to cancel his planned four-hour fan autograph session scheduled for today during CMA Music Festival. The 300 fans who had received a confirmed ticket for todays signing may visit Chris booth inside Fan Fair X to receive a free autographed 8x10 photo or provide your name and mailing address so the photo may be personalized and mailed at no charge.</p> <p>Young is expected to make a full recovery and return to the stage tomorrow night for his planned appearance at LP Field to play for tens of thousands of fans at CMA Music Festival in Nashville.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Fri, 06 Jun 2014 07:59:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/213603Chris Sets June 5th Date to Party with Fans<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/14/01/images/assets/medium.68SbKx1Eu6dNtN4tAsFgp_l9af6cPzyOgqZ5Mi4qYwc.jpg" /><br /><p>Chris Youngs Annual Fan Club Party has been set for Thursday, June 5th in Nashville, Tennessee, just days before he celebrates his 29thbirthday. Tickets for the exclusive event, including a VIP option for preferred seating, will go on sale at 7:00PM central TODAY, March 24th to current and new fan club members. Click HERE to join Chris Youngs fan club and buy tickets to this years party. The celebration, now in its 13th year, hits the water in 2014, as partygoers will be cruising on the General Jackson.</p> <p>The boat will be rockin as every fan on board experiences the high-energy full band show and a personal meet and greet with Chris. Tickets also include reserved seat, dinner buffet, and a gift. As an added treat, students from the Nashville School of the Arts are providing entertainment during the cruise and will be featured as the opening act.</p> <p>The Chris Young Fan Club, which has supported organizations such as St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, Susan G. Komen, and Stars for Stripes over the years, will continue its philanthropic mission by pledging to raise $30,000 this year for the Nashville School of the Arts. The money raised will help update and upgrade the school auditorium. The school is the only arts magnet high school within Metro Nashville Public Schools, offering its students the rare combination of rigorous, college preparatory curriculum instructed with intensely focused instruction in the performing or visual arts.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:19:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/205443Watch the "Who I Am With You Video" Now!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/09/05/images/assets/medium.nFBr3G0wB-t-6U6ELiFSGK3ml4ckE-nAl-tGEcsCnT8.jpg" /><br /><p>Get the first look at Chris brand new video for "Who I Am With You" now exclusively on <a href="http://smarturl.it/whoiamwithyou" target="_blank">CMT</a></p> <p>Chris did some more video work this week when he took over the ACMs <a href="http://instagram.com/acmawards" target="_blank">Instagram account</a> to tell the fans who HE is with YOU! <a href="http://instagram.com/acmawards" target="_blank">Head here</a> to check out all the videos about his experiences with fans - some of his answers might surprise you!</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:40:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/205073Chris Goes Global<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/11/01/images/assets/medium.3ICCzbGZFFm6WJBmVmbN6Ofn5FM5uvNhlrh0Tsc8QQA.jpg" /><br /><p class="p1">After making his inaugural trip to the UK and Ireland in early 2013 for the CMA Songwriters Series with Kristian Bush, Brett James, and Bob DiPiero, RCA Records Nashville artist Chris Young is packing his bags for another hop across the pond in March to perform back-to-back dates at the <a href="http://www.c2c-countrytocountry.com/"><span class="s1">C2C Festival</span></a>. On March 15 hell take the stage in <a href="http://www.ticketmaster.ie/c2c-country-to-country-2014-dublin-03-15-2014/event/18004B47B2982F0D%3Fartistid=1921937%26majorcatid=10001%26minorcatid=2"><span class="s1">Dublin, Ireland</span></a> then travel to <a href="http://www.ticketmaster.ie/countrytocountry-london-03-16-2014/event/35004B4AEC3A52BA?artistid=1921937&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=2"><span class="s1">London, England</span></a> on March 16 for the closing date of the festival. The 28-year old will then join Braid Paisley as the Beat This Winter tour hits international turf for shows in Stavanger Norway (3/19), Oslo, Norway (3/22), Gotteborg, Sweden (3/23) and Stockholm, Sweden (3/25) before heading home at the end of the month.</p> <p class="p1">Last year we had some lost luggage issues to start off the trip, so Im really hoping my bags make it with me this time, jokes Young. m really excited to be returning to Europe! Its so great to see so many fans in other countries and always cool to see them singing along with my songs, even if it hasnt been a single.</p> <p class="p1">Click <a href="http://www.chrisyoungcountry.com/events">here</a> for a complete list of tour dates.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Thu, 06 Mar 2014 09:18:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/204253Chris Joins Doobie Brothers Tribute Album<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/03/04/images/assets/medium.pfdQar8avjKNkkqK-MC4GP-zosZCA0--6PBA0Dt5_5o.jpg" /><br /><p>Last week, Chris had the honor of singing with the Doobie Brothers at Sony Music Nashvilles Annual Boat Show and that was just the beginning! Chris, along with other country acts including Brad Paisley, Zac Brown Band and Sara Evans, will team up with Doobie Brothers on a new tribute album.</p> <p>Click <a href="http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/the-615/5922842/doobie-brothers-michael-mcdonald-country-album-brad-paisley-sara-evans-zac-brown">here</a> to read all of the details!</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:47:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/203833Celebrate Singles Awareness Week with Chris<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/04/00/images/assets/medium.Rg2WkDYPIucU0bQ6XG32Jv7bkScB2DIP-W09LLDvR7Q.jpg" /><br /><p class="p1">RCA Records artist Chris Young is getting in touch with his romantic side, as <a href="http://www.chrisyoungcountry.com"><span class="s1">www.chrisyoungcountry.com</span></a> launches a Valentines e-card campaign to share with his fans. Starting today through the 14<span class="s2"><sup>th</sup></span>, the love-struck can visit <a href="http://smarturl.it/cyvday2014"><span class="s1">HERE</span></a> to create and share a personalized Valentines Day E-card with friends via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. There are an assortment of designs to choose from, including one in celebration of Singles Awareness Week, all featuring fun shots of <i>Peoples</i> Sexy Man of the Week and <i>Country Weeklys</i> Hottest Bachelor.</p> <p class="p1">My band likes to give me a hard time about the sexy, bachelor stuff, confesses Chris. These e-cards are a fun way to give back to my fans, but Im sure the guys will be giving me some flak next week when were back on the road.</p> <p class="p1">Chris new single, Who I Am With You, from his recently released album <i>A.M.</i>, is making an immediate impact at country radio and with critics. <i>Music Row Magazine</i> said, "This guy is arguably our finest young Country vocalist. This powerful love song gives him plenty of room to emote. I remain an enormous fan. Play this now. Chris will be celebrating Valentines weekend on the road with his fans on Brad Paisleys BEAT THIS WINTER TOUR before joining Dierks Bentley on the RISER TOUR beginning in May.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Fri, 07 Feb 2014 10:11:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/201033Chris to Celebrate Super Bowl Las Vegas Style<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/01/14/images/assets/medium.G00prXYnyVJ1uS0shIpzB39tdGLbjop8xSziaVsFuV8.jpg" /><br /><p class="p1">Chris Young is looking forward to watching the big game this year in Las Vegas. With a rare weekend not on tour, Chris and some pals decided to take a last minute trip to Vegas to enjoy the game on a big screen at a sports bar and put a few dollars on the line.</p> <p class="p1">s a great match up and the Seahawks are strong, but Im laying a crap load of money on the Broncos, laughs Chris. m a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan, but early in the season I thought the Broncos would make a deep run into the playoffs. I have Knowshon Moreno on my fantasy football team, he continued. ve never spent Super Bowl weekend in Vegas and Im looking forward to having fun and hopefully, what happens in Vegas doesnt stay in Vegas and comes home with me in my wallet, says Chris.</p> <p class="p1">Chris new single, Who I Am With You, from his recently released album <i>A.M.</i>, is making an immediate impact at country radio and with critics. <i>Music Row Magazine</i> said, "This guy is arguably our finest young Country vocalist. This powerful love song gives him plenty of room to emote. I remain an enormous fan. Play this now. Chris returns to the road next weekend and joins Dierks Bentley on the RISER TOUR beginning in May.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Thu, 30 Jan 2014 09:53:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/199943Megaticket Information<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/06/03/images/assets/medium.FdTT_GUo1zp__9h2hqOEjiVJqNnwoEq7dQJgjQUHxT4.jpg" /><br /><p class="p1">Chris Young will be on tour with Dierks Bentley this summer and some of those shows will be a part of the Live Nation Country Megaticket on sale.The Country Megaticket is a multi-show country music package featuring multiple country artists playing at a specific venue. One Megaticket will get you in to all of the country shows at a particular venue. You can go to<a href="http://www.megaticket.com/"><span class="s1">www.megaticket.com</span></a>for more info and to purchase these ticket bundles. </p> <p class="p1">If you do not want to purchase a ticket to all of the country shows in your market, the individual Dierks / Chris show on sale info will be announced in the coming months. </p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Fri, 17 Jan 2014 07:28:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/198423ACM Party For A Cause Festival<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/14/08/images/assets/medium.aoqWiIusASw9n78TDoWRZJK3Jq1u_NcTZ-QBym5OewQ.jpg" /><br /><p>The Academy of Country Music announces the 2<sup>nd</sup> Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival will be headlined by Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, respectively, at The LINQ , Caesars Entertainments new open-air retail, dining and entertainment district at the heart of the famous Las Vegas Strip. The full line-up will include Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann, Thomas Rhett, <strong>Chris Young</strong>, The Cadillac Three, the three ACM New Artist of the Year nominees and more to be announced. <u>Fans can purchase a two-day pass for both nights beginning at 10 AM PT on Friday, January 24 </u><u>at </u><a href="http://www.ticketmaster.com">www.ticketmaster.com</a><u>.</u></p> <p>The two-day outdoor music festival will be the first-ever special event held at The LINQ. The LINQ will transform its surface parking lot into a country music fans paradise during the ACM Party for a Cause Festival. The stage for the Festival will be placed right next to the Las Vegas High Roller, the focal point of The LINQ and the worlds tallest observation wheel.</p> <p>We are thrilled to kick off the first of many large-scale concerts and events at The LINQ with the Academy of Country Music, said Jon Gray, vice president and general manager of The LINQ. Caesars Entertainment has always been an industry leader in presenting top-of-the-line entertainment experiences in Las Vegas, and our space at The LINQ offers many new opportunities for us to continue to raise the bar of the citys entertainment landscape.</p> <p>The Festival will include elements previously tied to the Academys lifestyle event, such as multiple stages for ongoing LIVE country music performances, interactive games, a country marketplace, and more to be announced. The event is part of The Week Vegas Goes Country<strong></strong> leading up to the <strong>49<sup>th</sup> Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network</strong>.</p> <p>The Academy is honored to have Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban headline two separate nights of incredible music during The Week Vegas Goes Country said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. Fans nationwide plan their vacations around ACM events, and they will be blown away by The LINQ and all that Caesars has put into the property. Were privileged to be the first event in this very special space.</p> <p>On Friday, Outnumber Hunger Live! will be headlined by <strong>Rascal Flatts</strong>,<strong> and </strong>will include <strong>Thomas Rhett</strong>, <strong>The</strong> <strong>Cadillac Three</strong> as well as more to be announced. Now in its third year, <a href="http://www.outnumberhunger.com/">Outnumber Hunger</a> is an initiative from General Mills, Big Machine Label Group and Feeding America that helps fight hunger in local communities. To date, Outnumber Hunger has helped secure more than 25million meals for Feeding Americas network of local food banks.</p> <p>Saturday evening will be headlined by <strong>Keith Urban</strong>, and will include <strong>Joe Nichols,</strong> <strong>Jerrod Niemann</strong>, <strong>Chris Young</strong> and the three nominees for ACM New Artist of the Year, to be announced. The night will be presented by ACM Lifting Livesand will benefit several military philanthropies, to be announced.</p> <p><strong><u>TICKET INFORMATION</u>: </strong><strong>Professional Members</strong> of the ACM can purchase tickets beginning at 10 AM (PT) Wednesday, January 22, 2014 by visiting <a href="http://www.ACMawards.com">www.ACMawards.com</a>. <strong>ACM A-List Members</strong> can purchase tickets in a special pre-sale beginning at 10 AM (PT) Wednesday, January 22, 2014 by visiting <a href="http://www.ticketmaster.com">www.ticketmaster.com</a>. The pre-sale code will be emailed to all A-List Members prior to the on-sale date. <strong>General public</strong> ticket on-sale will begin at 10 AM (PT) Friday, January 24, 2014 at <a href="http://www.ticketmaster.com">www.ticketmaster.com</a>. </p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.ACMcountry.com">www.ACMcountry.com</a> or follow the Academy on Twitter @ACMawards.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Thu, 16 Jan 2014 09:10:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/198293Chris Young Joins Dierks Bentley on 2014 Riser Tour<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/11/02/images/assets/medium.cnH8jdDBvn5Xh-5DQT6z8JGbHJRBRLcNW4Yveds1Mxw.jpg" /><br /><p>Chris has just been announced as a special guest on Dierks Bentleys 2014 RISER TOUR! The first leg will kick off May 9 in Charlotte, NC and continue through the summer with special guests Chris Young, Chase Rice and Jon Pardi. Fans can purchase tickets beginning Jan. 24 for select cities as part of tour promoter Live Nations Country Megaticket at <a href="http://e2.ma/click/kur4p/8o7fx/8su8pj"><span class="s1">www.Megaticket.com</span></a> and additional ticket information will be available in the coming weeks at <a href="http://e2.ma/click/kur4p/8o7fx/olv8pj"><span class="s1">www.dierks.com</span></a>.</p> <p>Dierks took over the <a href="https://twitter.com/CMT/status/423501394415345664">CMT Twitter</a> account earlier today to announce Chris as a special guest. See the Instagram video below!</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="710" scrolling="no" src="//instagram.com/p/jMn7YIOKch/embed/" width="612"></iframe></p> <p class="p1"><b>First Announced Cities on the 2014 RISER TOUR First Leg:</b></p> <p class="p1">Charlotte, NC<br /> Raleigh, NC*<br /> Virginia Beach, VA<br /> Washington, DC<br /> Holmdel, NJ<br /> Detroit, MI<br /> Philadelphia, PA<br /> Scranton, PA<br /> Thornville, OH*<br /> St. Louis, MO<br /> Morrison, CO<br /> Los Angeles, CA<br /> Phoenix, AZ<br /> San Diego, CA<br /> Mt. View, CA<br /> Las Vegas, NV<br /> Sixes, OR*<br /> Cincinnati, OH<br /> Cleveland, OH<br /> Indianapolis, IN</p> <p class="p1">*Opening acts may vary, check concert listings for more details</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:31:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/198083WATCH: Chris on GAC Top 50 Video Countdown<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/05/04/images/assets/medium.-KwmNGmUyNWEF88Aq6Mb47PfTpupjsURz4ncmyfuSN8.jpg" /><br /><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Chris caught up with The</span><a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=121402107895047&extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D" href="https://www.facebook.com/PropertyBrothers" style="color: rgb(59, 89, 152); cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Property Brothers</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">, hosts of GACs Top 50 Videos of the Year in Vegas. Tune in to see Chris and watch the whole countdown this Sunday starting at 2pm ET only on GAC!</span></p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:14:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/195693Greenville, SC Show Postponed<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/02/11/images/assets/medium.WBR8LFtER3e6ZLxldF1uSlkg8yjjqpdCzbHRthw33Ns.jpg" /><br /><p class="p1">The Brad Paisley concert scheduled to play Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville on January 9, 2014 with special guests Chris Young and Danielle Bradbery has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict. Refunds will be available at point of purchase starting Monday, December 23. Tickets purchased online or via phones will be automatically refunded.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Fri, 20 Dec 2013 11:58:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/195653NEW SINGLE: "Who I Am With You"<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/13/00/images/assets/medium.rizJDOmpEdSHWmkl0nLZlC5pOnjVOOiXMVCDl7ruVKs.jpg" /><br /><p>Its official, the second single from <em>A.M.</em> is "Who I Am With You" and its playing on country radio now! Heres what Chris had to say about the follow-up to his top 5, Gold selling hit "Aw Naw:"</p> <p class="p1">From the first time I heard this song I knew I had to have it for my record and I fell completely in love with it. Its a song that speaks to being totally in love with someone and the feelings you get from a connection like that. The feeling that just being around that person is all you need.</p> <p class="p1">Listen to the track below and spread the word!</p> <p class="p1"><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/who-i-am-with-you/id672733712?i=672733915&uo=4&at=10lazY">Buy "Who I Am With You" on iTunes</a></p> <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/123539084&color=ff6600&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Tue, 17 Dec 2013 09:59:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/195253Chris Young Celebrates A Home for the Holidays with Celine Dion<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/14/01/images/assets/medium.9ySFaV6Nf5A-dTwod8UlCUjZUtf8wsBH9riPOJbMrWA.jpg" /><br /><p class="p1">Family is at the heart of RCA Records Nashville singer songwriter Chris Youngs holiday traditions, and this year, he has the honor of celebrating family, as part of the 15th annual <i>Home For The Holidays With Celine Dion</i>. The special, which features inspirational stories about children adopted from foster care into loving families, will air Wednesday, Dec. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.</p> <p class="p2">m so happy that I get to be a part of this TV special, said Chris. Christmas has always been one of my favorite times of year and my Christmas traditions revolve around being with family. Im excited that this show will enable kids to make those memories for themselves, and that I get to be a part of it.</p> <p class="p2">On the special, Chris will debut his new single, Who I Am With You, which ships to radio today, December 16. From the first time I heard this song I knew I had to have it for my record and I fell completely in love with it, said Chris. s a song that speaks to being totally in love with someone and the feelings you get from a connection like that. The feeling that just being around that person is all you need. Who I Am With You, is the follow-up single to his top 5, Gold selling hit, Aw Naw, from his new album, <i>A.M.</i>.</p> <p class="p2">Wednesdays TVspecial tells uplifting stories of adoption from foster care in order to raise awareness for this important social issue. The inspirational stories of these American families are enhanced with performances from Chris, Celine Dion and Ne-Yo. Currently, there are more than 400,000 children in foster care in the United States.</p> <p class="p2">The special wraps a busy December for Chris who also performed on <i>The Tonight Show with Jay Leno</i>, who wraps up his historic run as host of the venerable late night show early next year. He also appeared on the ACA Awards in Las Vegas. Early in the New Year, Chris will return to the road with Brad Paisley on his <i>Beat This Winter Tour </i>and join George Strait for select dates on his final <i>Cowboy Rides Away Tour</i>. Young will also travel to England, Ireland, Norway and Sweden for shows in the spring.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Mon, 16 Dec 2013 08:12:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/195043Chris Returns to The Tonight Show Stage<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/01/13/images/assets/medium.ZxFkMD-9Yo1DdeyAeJVTshCHx5jQKj8Tfqjafbb7XEU.jpg" /><br /><p class="p1">With only two months until Jay Leno wraps his tenure on the <i>Tonight Show</i>, RCA Recording artist Chris Young is thrilled to be making a return appearance to the celebrated stage to deliver his latest hit, the Gold certified first single, Aw Naw. Fans can tune in to the <i>Tonight Show</i> (NBC) December 12 at 11:35pm/10:35pm central to catch Chris Youngs performance. While the year is wrapping up, Young isnt showing any signs of slowing down. That same week, Chris will appear December 10 on the <i>American Country Awards</i> (FOX) as a presenter.</p> <p class="p2">Fans near and far can catch Chris on tour performing songs from his critically acclaimed new album, <i>A.M. </i>He will kick off 2014 on Brad Paisleys <i>Beat This Winter Tour</i> and play several shows on George Straits final <i>Cowboy Rides Away Tour</i>. Young is also planning several European shows with stops in London, England, Dublin, Ireland, Stavanger and Oslo, Norway and Gothenburg and Stockholm, Sweden in the new year.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Thu, 05 Dec 2013 08:14:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/193013Live at Eddie's Attic Recap<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/05/13/images/assets/medium.zGkGl_55i5ttKREWNVeoXMHvryWFMcjefGt0pz6dFKo.jpg" /><br /><p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: ProximaLight, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 1.2em;">Chris recently joined host Kristian Bush and Brett James for Kristians annual Thanksgiving shows at Eddies Attic. Read Chriss section below or click over to <a href="http://kristianbush.com/news/192463">KristianBush.com</a> for the full recap!</p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: ProximaLight, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 1.2em;"><em><span style="line-height: 1.2em;">It was another two nights of outstanding songwriting, stories, and much merriment at Eddies Attic Sunday and Monday, as Kristian took over the legendary Decatur listening room for his annual Thanksgiving shows.</span></em></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: ProximaLight, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 1.2em;"><em>This years special guests were Chris Young and Brett James -- or, as KB kept calling them, "some of the best people I found this year." The trio met for the first time back in February thanks to the CMA Songwriters Series European tour (Bob DiPiero, we missed you!), and these three sold-out shows at Eddies demonstrated exactly why their relationships are likely to last long past 2013.</em></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: ProximaLight, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 1.2em;"><em>"If you dont know these guys, you need to soak in it," Kristian suggested, then added, "Okay, that probably came out wrong."</em></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: ProximaLight, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 1.2em; text-align: center;"><em><a href="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/kristian_bush/media/13/15/ckeditor/pictures/data/original.ijzlnporaqxtvezirhi4svwebopj0qgh6jzwdx9a3fk.jpg" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; cursor: pointer; color: rgb(229, 0, 0); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/kristian_bush/media/13/15/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.ijzlnporaqxtvezirhi4svwebopj0qgh6jzwdx9a3fk.jpg?1386091007" style="margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: middle; max-width: 100%; height: 381px; width: 575px;" /></a></em></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: ProximaLight, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 1.2em;"><em>Lets start with Chris Young and that<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">voice</em>. As Kristian put it, "When theres a fantasy football-style singer league, thats my first draft." If youre not already a fan given his massive No. 1 hits (like "Tomorrow" or "You"), all it takes is one opportunity to sit in a room and listen while his rich traditional baritone melts your heart. Whether crooning his way through the "two-minute-50-second pickup line" of "I Can Take It From There" or rocking out on current hit single "Aw Naw," Chris is an impeccable vocalist who always sounds just as good (if not better) in person than he does on record. That is, when you could hear him -- especially during Monday nights show, his enthusiastic fan base nearly drowned him out. "Quite a choir we got here," said Brett. "Yall sing better than some Nashville crowds."</em></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: ProximaLight, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 1.2em; text-align: center;"><em><a href="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/kristian_bush/media/11/01/ckeditor/pictures/data/original.z-81bkdu04mcujnmbosrgiu0bemrctei-jesoqmrw0q.jpg" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; cursor: pointer; color: rgb(229, 0, 0); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/kristian_bush/media/11/01/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.z-81bkdu04mcujnmbosrgiu0bemrctei-jesoqmrw0q.jpg?1386091087" style="margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: middle; max-width: 100%; height: 381px; width: 575px;" /></a></em></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: ProximaLight, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 1.2em;"><em>But even more than his musical talents, its impossible not to enjoy Chriss personality on stage. Something about getting this guy anywhere near KB and Brett seems to generate fits of giggles, although occasionally at Mr. Youngs expense: One of KBs latest songs is a cheerful little ditty called "Young Stuff," which Kristian decided early on was about stuff Chris likes to do; at one point Brett briefly changed the title to "Young Junk," before everyone decided that was a bit awkward. Speaking of awkward, lets go ahead and bring up the version of "Want To" that Kristian sang while gazing longingly into Chriss eyes. (Or at least he tried to -- at one point during the song, Chris forced his guitar player Kevin to swap seats with him to avoid eye contact.)</em></p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:03:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/192653Chris Young to Trek to Dublin and London Again in 2014<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/08/03/images/assets/medium.KVChiHb_qA24fILl5hhsO3op9jfV5nVjzsUCqnywJrE.jpg" /><br /><p>After making his inaugural trip to the UK and Ireland earlier this year for the CMA Songwriters Series with Kristian Bush and Brett James, RCA Records Nashville artist Chris Young is making plans for another hop across the pond in 2014 to perform back-to-back dates at the <a href="http://www.c2c-countrytocountry.com/">C2C Festival</a>. On March 15 hell take the stage in <a href="http://www.ticketmaster.ie/c2c-country-to-country-2014-dublin-03-15-2014/event/18004B47B2982F0D%3Fartistid=1921937%26majorcatid=10001%26minorcatid=2">Dublin, Ireland</a> then travel to <a href="http://www.ticketmaster.ie/countrytocountry-london-03-16-2014/event/35004B4AEC3A52BA?artistid=1921937&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=2">London, England</a> on March 16 for the closing date of the festival.</p> <p>Young will reunite with Bush and James before this year comes to a close for two intimate shows next month in Decatur, Georgia at Eddies Attic. Tickets are onsale <a href="http://www.eddiesattic.com/">HERE</a> for the December 1 and 2 dates.</p> <p>Just weeks after releasing his critically acclaimed new album, <em>A.M., </em>Young isnt slowing down anytime soon. His current single, Aw Naw, broke into the Top 3 on the country radio charts and he recently rejoined Brad Paisley for the fall leg of his <em>Beat This Summer Tour</em>. Young is also slated to present at the <em>American Country Awards</em> airing December 10 on FOX.</p> <p>For all the latest information on Chris Young, visit <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">http://chrisyoungcountry.com/</a> and follow him on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/chrisyoungmusic">@ChrisYoungMusic</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Wed, 20 Nov 2013 08:15:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/190673Chris to Join Celine Dion on CBS Adoption Special<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/08/06/images/assets/medium.5DfKqNcg8_WVb94KgOMNgPwcTOuxSXXdy2vUuKyZRMA.jpg" /><br /><div>Celine Dion will host a CBS holiday special spotlighting adoption.</div> <div></div> <div>The "Loved Me Back to Life" singer will also perform during the 15th annual "A Home for the Holidays," along with Ne-Yo, Chris Young and others.</div> <div></div> <div>The special will introduce families and the children they adopted from foster care. Among them is Nicole and Fernando Capaccang, a Los Angeles couple inspired to act after seeing last years program, and a young man who lived in 11 foster homes before a Washington woman adopted him.</div> <div></div> <div>There will also be a segment called "Children Waiting," drawing attention to kids currently living without permanent homes. According to the Department of Health & Human Services, there are about 400,000 children in foster care in the U.S.</div> <div></div> <div>Presenters of "A Home for the Holidays with Celine Dion" include the Childrens Action Network and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. The late Wendys founder was himself adopted as a child and established the foundation in 1992.</div> <div></div> <div>According to CBS, celebrities are expected to make appearances during the broadcast, introducing families and sharing their own experiences with adoption and childrens charities.</div> <div></div> <div>The hour-long special airs Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.</div> <div></div> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Mon, 18 Nov 2013 10:05:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/190163Chris Young to Appear on ACAs<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/01/02/images/assets/medium.Y6L9v4dOuEAEo1uFVOHs9cyAuejucMgarZdhbLeMtOg.jpg" /><br /><p>It has just been announced that Chris will appear on the American Country Awards Tuesday, December 10th at 8pm ET live on FOX!</p> <p>Chris won two ACAs in 2011 for Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Single of the Year for his #1 smash "Voices."</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Thu, 14 Nov 2013 09:11:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/189643Chris Joins Brad Paisley's Beat This...Winter Tour in 2014<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/00/00/images/assets/medium.ncit3shvxLAHmr5jwakzO5NAC1jwPQbYpn5ky2iaHJM.jpg" /><br /><p class="p1">Brad Paisleys <i>Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store </i>has been extended through the first of March and renamed appropriately <i>Beat This Winter Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Tour dates include a Nashville play at Bridgestone Arena on Feb. 22 and a stop in Paisleys home state at Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, WV on March 1. Special guests on the final leg of the tour are Chris Young and Danielle Bradbery.</p> <p class="p2"></p> <p class="p1"><i>Beat This Winter Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store</i>tour dates:</p> <p class="p1">January 9 Bon Secours Wellness Arena Greenville, SC</p> <p class="p2">January 10 Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center Pikeville, KY</p> <p class="p2">January 11 KFC Yum! Center Louisville, KY</p> <p class="p2">January 23 Germain Arena Estero, FL</p> <p class="p2">January 24 Leon County Civic Center Tallahassee, FL</p> <p class="p2">January 25 Amway Center Orlando, FL</p> <p class="p2">February 13 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Long Island, NY</p> <p class="p2">February 14 Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT</p> <p class="p2">February 15 Verizon Wireless Arena Manchester, MA</p> <p class="p2">February 22 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN</p> <p class="p2">February 27 Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Ft. Wayne, IN</p> <p class="p2">February 28 Ervin J. Nutter Center Dayton, OH</p> <p class="p2">March 1 Charleston Civic Center Charleston, WV</p> <p class="p2"></p> <p class="p2">View all of Chris tour dates at <a href="http://www.chrisyoungcountry.com/events">chrisyoungcountry.com/events</a></p> <p></p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Wed, 13 Nov 2013 09:16:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/189383Chris Young Celebrates GOLD<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/12/02/images/assets/medium.akZpZmZ6Erlg0t1dZZXti3Y2OmMJRJ98B4LuNbwBt2E.jpg" /><br /><p class="p1">RCA Nashville celebrated Chris Youngs latest Gold single, Aw Naw, which climbs to number 3 this week on the <i>Billboard</i> and <i>Country Aircheck</i> singles charts. Aw Naw is the first single from his new album <i>A.M.</i>.</p> <p class="p2"><em>Pictured from left to right: Keith Gale, SVP Promotion, RCA Nashville; Marion Kraft, Shopkeeper Management; Gary Overton, Chairman & CEO, Sony Music Nashville; Chris Young; Caryl Healey, VP Sales, SMN; Alaina Vehec, Director of Digital Sales, SMN and Paul Barnabee, SVP Marketing, SMN.</em></p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Tue, 12 Nov 2013 07:54:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/189173Vote for "Aw Naw" on GAC's Top 50 Country Countdown<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/01/04/images/assets/medium.Nl-JfeIuTKp9C-MJMON56RU2fv0HD0H38aYqUjmEK9A.jpg" /><br /><p>Its that time of year again when GAC lets the fans pick the Top 50 music videos of the year. Show your support for Chris and "Aw Naw" every day during the month of November. You can also enter to win $50,000 in cash while youre there!</p> <p>Click here to vote:<a href="http://smarturl.it/cygactop5013">http://smarturl.it/cygactop5013</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Tue, 05 Nov 2013 09:21:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/188083Yahoo Music's RAM Country Welcomes Chris Young<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/07/10/images/assets/medium.yABZVuz-JKyENdlksJSQlu_i909MZ9l_OEbrsJc1GUc.jpg" /><br /><p class="p1">Late last month when RCA Records singer-songwriter Chris Young was in Los Angeles for his sold-out show from the House of Blues, he was invited to take the stage at Yahoos Ram Country to share songs from his newly released album, <i>A.M.</i>. Young recorded video performances of three brand new songs from his fourth studio album, including the title track, current single Aw Naw and fan-favorite, Who I Am With You.</p> <p class="p1">On Wednesday, October 23 at 10am PT, fans can get a jump on the A.M. when <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=a359240ad2&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s1">Ram Country on Yahoo Music</span></a> presents three exclusive performances with Chris.</p> <p class="p1">WATCH "AW NAW" HERE:</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="318" scrolling="no" src="http://music.yahoo.com/video/playlist/ram-country/chris-young-aw-naw-130000439.html?format=embed&player_autoplay=false" width="565"></iframe></p> <p class="p1">Just weeks after releasing his critically acclaimed new album, <i>A.M., </i>Young isnt slowing down anytime soon. His current single, Aw Naw, broke into the Top 5 this week as he returns for the fall leg of Brad Paisleys <i>Beat This Summer Tour</i>. The full album is available for download now at <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=9e5f19cfb6&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s1">iTunes</span></a>, <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=b31960e44f&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s1">Amazon</span></a> and <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=1f7508bf70&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s1">Walmart</span></a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:33:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/185693The Tennessean article: Chris Young rides four-wheel inspiration<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/14/00/images/assets/medium.yjfLvUhgF95AyIJLVoPTFbUrzIFJBEsGY4-j9EJHz7g.jpg" /><br /><p>This week, Nashville newspaper,<em>The Tennessean,</em> featured Chris and his truck, which he drove to Texas and then back to Nashville as he made his way to superstardom. Chris talks about how he developed as an artist on those long rides in his hand-me-down Ford F150. Read the full article and check out some great new photos at<a href="http://smarturl.it/cyf150" rel="nofollow nofollow" style="color: rgb(59, 89, 152); cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" target="_blank">http://smarturl.it/cyf150</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:40:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/185333Chris ReImagines Eric Clapton's "Change The World"<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/11/12/images/assets/medium.ns6FFRAWh5ajB4W6ZvMR4UdSBhiJiLiCnmcvhji3tt8.jpg" /><br /><p class="p1">RCA Records singer-songwriter Chris Young recently performed an impressive rendition of Eric Claptons classic hit "Change The World" for an installment of <i>ReImagined</i> a new online series launched by the GRAMMY Awards<span class="s1"><b><sup></sup></b></span> and The Recording Academy<span class="s1"><b><sup></sup></b></span>, which spotlights contemporary artists talking about and performing their own take on GRAMMY<span class="s1"><sup></sup></span>-honored songs. Youngs stirring performance, shot in Los Angeles late last month, and an interview about the song can be seen exclusively at <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=4377420a69&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s2">GRAMMY.com</span></a> beginning today.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/rNZ9HfaJl04?rel=0" width="480"></iframe><br /> <br /> Young is the first country artist to participate in the new web series, created to connect the legacy of the GRAMMYs with the present and future. The 28 year old vocalist, who<i> Billboard</i> Magazine recently said Possesses one of the strongest, most distinctive voices among countrys current crop, earned his own GRAMMY nomination in 2011 for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for one of his five No. 1 hits, GOLD-selling single, "Gettin You Home."</p> <p class="p1">Fans can also check out exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and an interview from the set on the TV news series, <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=1e853a9528&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s2">OMG! Insider</span></a>.</p> <p class="p1">Just weeks after releasing his critically acclaimed new album, <i>A.M., </i>Young isnt slowing down anytime soon. His current single, Aw Naw, broke into the Top 10 this week on the country radio charts, and he is about to kick off the fall leg of Brad Paisleys <i>Beat This Summer Tour </i>on October 17<span class="s1"><sup>th</sup></span>.</p> <p class="p1">For all the latest information on Chris Young, visit <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=a6f12760a6&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s2">http://chrisyoungcountry.com/</span></a> and follow him on Twitter <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=efcfe4ec97&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s2">@ChrisYoungMusic</span></a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:45:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/183663Chris Upholds Fundraising Promise for Stars for Stripes<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/01/11/images/assets/medium.6GajQh36IfVjWyNpCKGuZw-YuxQjWisYI_E92BhfzeI.jpg" /><br /><p class="p1">Stars for Stripes was the recent beneficiary of a promise made good by RCA Records artist Chris Young, who raised over $35,000 for the non-profit organization, fulfilling a fundraising promise made to his fan club members at a party in June 2012.</p> <p class="p1">Young closed out the campaign for the non-profit Stars for Stripes, which provides celebrity entertainment for U.S. troops overseas, with a sold out show on September 30 from House of Blues in L.A.. The money raised from his campaign has already supplemented 2012-2013 celebrity tours to the Pacific Rim, Europe and Afghanistan.</p> <p class="p1">Young became involved with Stars for Stripes in 2009 when he toured military bases in Iraq and Kuwait with fellow country artist, Craig Morgan. The trip was documented for a Great American Country (GAC) television special called, Stars for Stripes Wounded Warriors Return. In 2010, Young became a member of the Stars for Stripes Board of Directors and went on his second overseas tour once again to Iraq and Kuwait through the program in 2011.</p> <p class="p1">Chris has been a wonderful addition to the SFS Board of Directors, said Judy Seale, President of Judy Seale International and Stars For Stripes. As someone who has been overseas to entertain troops in a combat zone, he realizes how important celebrity visits are to the morale of our military stationed abroad. He has been an amazing for Stars for Stripes and a tireless supporter of our military men and women."</p> <p class="p1">Donations to Stars For Stripes can still be made at <a href="http://e2.ma/click/bf53f/300cqe/nsf2rb"><span class="s1">www.starsforstripes.com</span></a>.</p> <p class="p1"><b>About Stars For Stripes:</b></p> <p class="p1">Stars for Stripes is a 501-C-3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing celebrity entertainment to troops deployed overseas. Stars for Stripes works in conjunction with Armed Forces Entertainment. Since 2003, Stars For Stripes has produced more than 50 tours to Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea and other foreign countries. This month, Stars for Stripes will bring Aaron Tippin to Korea for performances and in December, an Improv Comedy Tour will perform over New Years Eve in Kuwait. Visit <a href="http://www.starsforstripes.com/"><span class="s2">www.StarsForStripes.com</span></a> for more information.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Wed, 09 Oct 2013 08:26:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/183103WATCH: Chris on Ellen<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/03/10/images/assets/medium.l47m2xMLp7OyzUHk70QeRxX8EPiUcwJdVIrQQRcRJx0.jpg" /><br /><p>Last week, Chris stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres show to perform "Aw Naw" from the newly released album <em>A.M.</em> If you missed it, or just want to see it again, watch the video below now!</p> <p></p> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.kaltura.com/p/594251/sp/59425100/embedIframeJs/uiconf_id/6995152/partner_id/594251"></script> <p><object allowfullscreen="true" allownetworking="all" allowscriptaccess="always" data="http://cdnapi.kaltura.com/index.php/kwidget/wid/1_0z7u5zeh/uiconf_id/6995152" height="316" id="kaltura_player_1381248964" name="kaltura_player_1381248964" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="480"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="allowNetworking" value="all" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /><param name="movie" value="http://cdnapi.kaltura.com/index.php/kwidget/wid/1_0z7u5zeh/uiconf_id/6995152" /><param name="flashVars" value="" /><a href="http://corp.kaltura.com">video platform</a><a href="http://corp.kaltura.com/video_platform/video_management">video management</a><a href="http://corp.kaltura.com/solutions/video_solution">video solutions</a><a href="http://corp.kaltura.com/video_platform/video_publishing">video player</a></object></p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Tue, 08 Oct 2013 09:17:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/182933Chris & Fans Party Into the A.M. at Sold-Out House of Blues Show in Los Angeles<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/01/02/images/assets/medium.2klGcM_Cie6UXw1ngXQWeYUMRX-81fmYwANX-p5DwXc.jpg" /><br /><p class="p1">Chris Young took the music into the wee hours of the A.M.Monday nightat his sold out show from the House of Blues in Los Angeles and topped the night with a donation of $25,000 from the shows proceeds to two of his favorite charities. "It was a fun night of music and being able to give money to the <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=340eb1d359&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s1">St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital</span></a> and <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=9ef02a0212&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s1">Stars for Stripes</span></a> makes it all that much better," said Chris.</p> <p class="p1">Fans started lining up yesterday morning for the nearly two-hour show that featured six songs from Chris new album, <i>A.M.,</i> including the title track and Top 10 single, "Aw Naw." He performed all of his #1 singles including You Home, and The Man I Want To Be and also covered ZZ Tops "Sharped Dressed Man as part of his set.</p> <p class="p1">While in Los Angeles, Chris will make his second appearance on <i>The Ellen Degeneres Show</i>on Wednesday, October 2where hell perform his single "Aw Naw." For airtimes, visit <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=0b26179e1d&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s1">www.ellentv.com</span></a> to check local listings.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Tue, 01 Oct 2013 08:32:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/181673Chris To Appear on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on October 2nd<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/11/02/images/assets/medium.18VSvkRFyxBLdxN3yh5kmgTQA4K582xcPM_X4wCfJoY.jpg" /><br /><p class="p1">Hot on the heels of a whirlwind New York media blitz in support of his new album, <i>A.M.</i>, RCA Records artist Chris Young will head west this week to perform his current Top 10 single, Aw Naw, on <i>The </i><b><i>Ellen DeGeneres Show </i>on Wednesday, October 2</b><span class="s1"><b><sup>nd</sup></b></span>. This will be Youngs second appearance on the popular syndicated daytime program. For airtimes, visit <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=b72e396c67&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s2">www.ellentv.com</span></a> to check local listings.</p> <p class="p1"><i>A.M.</i> continues to receive rave reviews from the countrys toughest critics:</p> <p class="p1">"Few singers in todays genre can match Chris as a pure vocalist, a notion that should be reinforced with <i>A.M.</i>" <span class="s3"><i><a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=cffca4f5cf&e=c4eeaefb17">Country Weekly</a></i></span></p> <p class="p1">s deep croon was tailor-made for Nashville storytelling. <i>Entertainment Weekly</i></p> <p class="p1">Young displays an easy charm and good-time-guyness on his fourth effort. - <i>People</i></p> <p class="p1">Everything about</i>screams star-making. - <span class="s3"><i><a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=42fc62fc82&e=c4eeaefb17">Roughstock</a></i></span></p> <p class="p1">One of country musics most reliable hitmakers <span class="s3"><i><a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=b14ed30c6b&e=c4eeaefb17">USA Today</a></i></span></p> <p class="p4">Chris Youngs new music can be purchased wherever music is sold, including <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=5597a4d714&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s2">Amazon</span></a>, <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=20c5691c68&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s2">iTunes</span></a> and <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=9319eae0b7&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s2">Walmart</span></a>. For all the latest information on Chris Young, visit <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=7e5fec1c1e&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s2">http://chrisyoungcountry.com/</span></a> and follow him on Twitter <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=393e83f13d&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s2">@ChrisYoungMusic</span></a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Mon, 30 Sep 2013 07:59:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/181233A.M. Highest Charting Overall Debut for Chris<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/13/12/images/assets/medium.948swloHSQ2uk7opefTSp-EgOAPVdQhYIJXd_opdoj8.jpg" /><br /><p>A big congratulations to Chris on debuting at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart with <em>A.M.</em> this week! This is the highest debut on the overall sales chart of Chriss career.</p> <p>While in NYC promoting <em>A.M.</em>, Chris sat down with Billboard to dissect each track from his 4th studio album. Watch the complete track-by-track video below or click <a href="http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/the-615/5725809/chris-young-powers-am-to-big-debut-watch-a-track-by-track-interview">HERE</a> to read the full article on Billboard.com.</p> <p>Send your congrats to Chris on <a href="http://www.twitter.com/chrisyoungmusic">Twitter</a> or <a href="http://www.facebook.com/chrisyoungmusic">Facebook</a> and, if you havent yet, get your copy of <em>A.M.</em> now on iTunes!</p> <p><object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,47,0" height="338" id="flashObj" width="600"><param name="movie" value="http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="flashVars" value="videoId=2688311054001&playerID=1628391690001&playerKey=AQ~~,AAAAAEMcC3Y~,NII8yi9nN4zfbo6c85C9uVdLDWJHdSE3&domain=embed&dynamicStreaming=true" /><param name="base" value="http://admin.brightcove.com" /><param name="seamlesstabbing" value="false" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="swLiveConnect" value="true" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" base="http://admin.brightcove.com" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" flashvars="videoId=2688311054001&playerID=1628391690001&playerKey=AQ~~,AAAAAEMcC3Y~,NII8yi9nN4zfbo6c85C9uVdLDWJHdSE3&domain=embed&dynamicStreaming=true" height="338" name="flashObj" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash" seamlesstabbing="false" src="http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1" swliveconnect="true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="600"></embed></object></p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:03:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/180403Chris Continues on Brad Paisley's Beat This Summer Tour Through November<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/14/03/images/assets/medium.D9s2uU63OjVO_8yOCYBHagMzy7mYu3y7teYMuJyTmY8.jpg" /><br /><p class="p1">Brad Paisleys <i>Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store </i>is continuing through November. Special guests this leg of the tour include Chris Young and Lee Brice through October and Young and Danielle Bradbery for November.</p> <p class="p1">Paisley is currently touring in support of his acclaimed new album, <i>Wheelhouse</i>, which features his new single, I Cant Change the World, as well as the back-to-back #1 hits, Southern Comfort Zone and Beat This Summer.</p> <p class="p1"><i>Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store </i>tour dates:</p> <p class="p1">October 17 Copps Coliseum Hamilton, ON<br /> October 18 Canadian Tire Centre Ottawa, ON<br /> October 19 Budweiser Gardens London, ON<br /> October 23 MTS Centre Winnipeg, MB<br /> October 24 Brandt Centre Regina, SK<br /> October 25 Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, AB<br /> October 26 Rexall Place Edmonton, AB<br /> November 14 CenturyLink Center Omaha, NE<br /> November 15 BMO Harris Bank Center Rockford, IL<br /> November 16 Xcel Energy Center St. Paul, MN<br /> November 21 Prairie Capitol Conv Center Springfield, IL<br /> November 23 The Palace at Auburn Hills Detroit, MI</p> <p class="p1">Live Nation is the national tour promoter. For more information log on to <a href="http://e2.ma/click/wd15h/471wti/cif8lc"><span class="s1">www.livenation.com</span></a> or <a href="http://e2.ma/click/wd15h/471wti/sag8lc"><span class="s1">www.bradpaisley.com</span></a> for on-sale and up to date information on <i>Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel</i> <i>Old Country Store</i>- dates to be added.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Fri, 20 Sep 2013 07:40:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/179173Early Birds and Night Owls Agree - The Time Has Come for Chris Young's A.M.<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/11/00/images/assets/medium.y7jNlvmDBqOrLAsJ3tE17Xa2uoG6f9xJKQ2APZt1L_Y.jpg" /><br /><p class="p1">Whether youre an early bird or a night owl, the time has come for <i>A.M.</i>, the highly anticipated new album from 28-year old RCA Records singer-songwriter Chris Young. Fans are clamoring for the new record, which is among the top downloads on iTunes within hours of its release!</p> <p class="p1">Chris Youngs <i>A.M.</i> continues to receive rave reviews from countless critics across the country:</p> <p class="p1">"<i>A.M.</i>helps fulfill the promise established not all that many years ago, when Youngs career was just beginning to dawn." <span class="s1"><i><a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=a51b41aaa8&e=c4eeaefb17">American Songwriter</a></i></span></p> <p class="p1">Young possesses one of the strongest, most distinctive voices among countrys current crop and puts it to good use on this sturdy set of tunes. <i>Billboard</i></p> <p class="p1">"Few singers in todays genre can match Chris as a pure vocalist, a notion that should be reinforced with <i>A.M.</i>" <span class="s1"><i><a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=5750a8c807&e=c4eeaefb17">Country Weekly</a></i></span></p> <p class="p1"><i>A.M.</i> will keep the lovelorn fans swooning while giving the rowdier set plenty of reasons to whoop it up. <span class="s1"><i><a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=564e38e0d2&e=c4eeaefb17">Cowboys & Indians</a></i></span></p> <p class="p1">s deep croon was tailor-made for Nashville storytelling. <i>Entertainment Weekly</i></p> <p class="p1">"Chris takes a lot of risk on this album, but the reward is his undeniable growth as a singer and a collection that buzzes with electric caffeine well into the - <span class="s1"><i><a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=e34a272f97&e=c4eeaefb17">GAC</a></i></span></p> <p class="p1">Everything about</i>screams star-making. - <span class="s1"><i><a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=ace7459326&e=c4eeaefb17">Roughstock</a></i></span></p> <p class="p1">One of country musics most reliable hitmakers <span class="s1"><i><a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=8bc72bf009&e=c4eeaefb17">USA Today</a></i></span></p> <p class="p1">Over the coming days, Young is planning visits to <i>Access Hollywood</i>, <i>Billboard</i>, <i>Fox 411</i>, <i>People</i> and <i>US Weekly</i> in support of his new record, <i>A.M.</i>. Hell round out the week with a run of shows in the northeast including Big Flats, NY (9/20), Sayreville, NJ (9/21) and Webster, MA (9/22). Earlier this morning, Chris appeared on ABC-TVs <i>Good Morning America</i> to perform his latest hit Aw Naw.</p> <p class="p1">Fans can join Chris and his album launch experience during this busy and exciting week on Facebook and Instagram. Chris will be answering questions live on his <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=5c6bce3692&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s2">Facebook</span></a> page on Friday (9/20) from 5:00-5:30pm ET. Fans can also check out <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=6ace62c7fb&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s2">Instagram</span></a> to see what Chris sees from A.M. to P.M all week long!</p> <p class="p1">Chris wrote six of the eleven songs on the new album <i>A.M.</i>, including the current single, Aw Naw, which climbs to #11 on the Billboard and Mediabase country singles charts. The new record can be purchased today wherever music is sold, including <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=28b52b774c&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s2">Amazon</span></a>, <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=5af0151e63&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s2">iTunes</span></a> and <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=5d61658b52&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s2">Walmart</span></a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Wed, 18 Sep 2013 08:00:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/178783A.M. Available Now<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/04/04/images/assets/medium.TpgmBqtVKykb-aWhmr7dOOKiLF0F0YZOXiEuRJYvUQ4.jpg" /><br /><p>The countdown and the wait is over! Chris fourth studio album, <em>A.M.</em>, is now available! Download it now from iTunes at <a href="http://smarturl.it/AMitunes">smarturl.it/AMitunes</a> or anywhere music is sold. Get your copy now and spread the word!</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:31:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/178473The New ChrisYoungCountry.com<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/12/12/images/assets/medium.t7sju0yw4tK9tHmZjS2kUjMOYIluuGSt-OOF4ekRlGI.jpg" /><br /><p>By now youve probably noticed the new look of the site! Dont worry, though, everything is still here. There are some new addresses, so check out the list below and update your bookmarks! Take a look around and make sure to get your copy (or six!) of <em>A.M.</em>!</p> <p>Store - <a href="http://store.chrisyoungcountry.com">store.chrisyoungcountry.com</a><br /> Fan Club - <a href="http://fanclub.chrisyoungcountry.com">fanclub.chrisyoungcountry.com</a><br /> Forum - <a href="http://forum.chrisyoungcountry.com">forum.chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:55:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/178443A.M. Confessions<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/00/04/images/assets/medium.YAf79XxlE9RnaarP7RcYjpn3XxK-IU7p9fkdfvk_hoM.png" /><br /><p>What happens in the A.M. doesnt stay in the A.M. - at least not in the A.M. Confessions web series! Watch the videos below then tweet your own confessions to Chris with #AMconfessions.</p> <p></p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/fzcRPVPuN7Y" width="480"></iframe></p> <p></p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/5LgDiHmGmro" width="480"></iframe></p> <p></p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/5AmxVGre-A0" width="480"></iframe></p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Mon, 16 Sep 2013 10:19:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/178253Chris Young to Start the A.M. Right with Good Morning America<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/10/10/images/assets/medium.9Roz3R7UPN6ZC3B1dxDG2c1FIwfmAodB0hULBkB9b-s.jpg" /><br /><p class="p1">The clock is ticking down until the September 17 release of Chris Youngs highly anticipated fourth album, <i>A.M.</i>, and the 28-years young RCA Records singer-songwriter is gearing up for a stacked week of media appearances and concert dates.</p> <p class="p1">Chris will have to set an early-morning alarm when he makes a return appearance to televisions #1 rated national morning show, <i>Good Morning America </i>(ABC), on September 18. While there hell perform his current single Aw Naw, currently at #12 on Mediabase and #13 on the Billboard Country singles chart. During his stop in New York City, Young is also planning visits to <i>Access Hollywood</i>, <i>Billboard</i>, <i>Fox 411</i>, <i>People</i> and <i>US Weekly</i> in support of his new record, <i>A.M.</i>. Hell round out the week with a run of shows in the northeast including Big Flats, NY (9/20), Sayreville, NJ (9/21) and Webster, MA (9/22).</p> <p class="p1">Chris Youngs <i>A.M.</i> is already receiving early acclaim from the countrys toughest critics: </p> <p class="p4">"<i>A.M.</i>helps fulfill the promise established not all that many years ago, when Youngs career was just beginning to dawn." <span class="s1"><i><a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=eccd7129ba&e=c4eeaefb17">American Songwriter</a></i></span></p> <p class="p4">Young possesses one of the strongest, most distinctive voices among countrys current crop and puts it to good use on this sturdy set of tunes. <i>Billboard</i></p> <p class="p4"><i>A.M.</i> will keep the lovelorn fans swooning while giving the rowdier set plenty of reasons to whoop it up. <span class="s1"><i><a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=7c6b3870cd&e=c4eeaefb17">Cowboys & Indians</a></i></span></p> <p class="p4">One of country musics most reliable hitmakers <span class="s1"><i><a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=8ed1148ea4&e=c4eeaefb17">USA Today</a></i></span></p> <p class="p1">Chris wrote six of the 11 songs on the new album <i>A.M.</i>, including the current single, Aw Naw. Preview the new record at <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=7f2f018431&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s1">Amazon</span></a> and pre-order your copy of <i>A.M. </i>at <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=017062dd17&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s1">iTunes</span></a>, <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=61f36db9a4&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s1">Amazon</span></a>, and <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=983cfc2eb8&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s1">Walmart</span></a>.</p> <p class="p1">For all the latest information on Chris Young, visit <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=7334165784&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s1">http://chrisyoungcountry.com/</span></a> and follow him on Twitter <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=dc1e9e1fe3&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s1">@ChrisYoungMusic</span></a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Thu, 12 Sep 2013 08:50:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/176883Chris Young to be Special Guest on George Strait's Cowboy Rides Away Tour in 2014 <br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/05/09/images/assets/medium.E_w7cdft5s7FWvcsd3LPuSs4UlF-9BDR1LS8wZxL-9E.png" /><br /><p>It was announced today that George Strait has revealed the dates for the second leg of his final two-year tour - The Cowboy Rides Away Tour - and that Chris will be one of the special guests joining him on the tour. Check back here or <a href="http://georgestraitcowboyridesaway.com" target="_blank">http://georgestraitcowboyridesaway.com</a> soon and well let you know the city and dates of the shows!</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Mon, 09 Sep 2013 14:10:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/176803Chris Young Celebrates Late Night with A.M. <p>Nothing good happens after midnight goes the old adage. But RCA Records singer songwriter Chris Young has a different opinion entirely. "Theres plenty of great stuff that happens after midnight," says Chris. "People have a good time, fall in love, work through problems and relationships, lots of good things happen after midnight and thats why we called the album A.M."</p> <p>Chris recognizes all of those aspects with the September 17 release of his new album, A.M.. The title track, written by Chris with pals Chris DeStefano and Ashley Gorley, celebrates the party side of late night. "A.M. is a big fun ode to, were having fun, its past midnight and its on," laughed Chris. "I love hanging out with friends, having fun, playing music, and that happens a lot in the wee hours."</p> <p>"Goodbye," another song on the album, acknowledges the relationship dynamic that happens in the late night. "In the girl shows up at 11:30 pm on her boyfriends doorstep in tears that theyre going to break up but he assures her their relationship is worth fighting for, its too good to say goodbye," said Chris.</p> <p>"While we wrote the title track and in the same day, the songs couldnt be more opposite in every way but they deal with things that happen late at night," Chris said. Chris wrote six of the 11 songs on the album including the current single, "Aw Naw," which is fast climbing the singles charts. Pre-order A.M. here: iTunes: <a href="http://smarturl.it/AMitunes" target="_blank">http://smarturl.it/AMitunes</a>; Amazon: <a href="http://smarturl.it/A.M.Amazon" target="_blank">http://smarturl.it/A.M.Amazon</a>; Walmart: <a href="http://smarturl.it/CYWalmartPre" target="_blank">http://smarturl.it/CYWalmartPre</a>.</p> <p>Chris is getting the party started with the Countdown to A.M.. Fans can unlock A.M. confessions from Chris and guess whats inside his cooler for the chance to win weekly prizes and be the first to hear select songs from his upcoming record. One lucky winner will have bragging rights when Chris drops by their late night house party! RSVP at <a href="http://countdown.chrisyoungcountry.com/" target="_blank">http://countdown.chrisyoungcountry.com/</a>.</p> <p>For all the latest information on Chris Young, visit http://chrisyoungcountry.com/ and follow him on Twitter @ChrisYoungMusic.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Wed, 28 Aug 2013 14:16:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/176813Tickets on Sale to Chris Young Fan Club Event in Dallas<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/08/04/images/assets/medium.u9uP_yYsfiaMH27sI4dysdijlRHHhP8g5AR7cES2BrU.jpg" /><br /><p>Tickets are on sale NOW for the October 12 Chris Young Fan Club Event in Dallas. You must be a Chris Young Fan Club member to purchase a ticket and we do expect a sell out soon. Get yours before theyre gone at <a href="http://www.cymerchandise.com/texastix.html" target="_blank">www.cymerchandise.com/texastix.html</a>.</p> <p>This will be the third event hosted by the Chris Young Fan Club this year and is planned for October 12 in the afternoon before Chris show that evening at Billy Bobs Texas.</p> <p>NOTE: Fan Club Event ticket does not include the Billy Bobs show that evening (those tickets go on sale to the general public Monday, August 26).</p> <p>Not yet a Chris Young Fan Club member? You still have time to join -- go to <a href="http://www.chrisyoungcountry.com/fan_club.php" target="_blank">www.chrisyoungcountry.com/fan_club.php</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:05:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/172103Chris Young Released From Hospital - Readies to Hit the Road This Week<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/12/14/images/assets/medium.3fYnL0TXpXWJG44PJRMn4k6lowIRCHdXScD6pRQsw38.jpg" /><br /><p><strong>NASHVILLE, TN - </strong>Singer-songwriter Chris Young returned home to Nashville this past weekend after being admitted last week to Presbyterian/St. Lukes Medical Center in Denver for a dangerous bacterial infection as a result of a small cut on his leg. Chris was en route to a tour date in Montana on Tuesday, August 13th when he began to go into septic shock and was taken by ambulance to the Denver, Colorado hospital. The medical team, consisting of Dr. Anthony Canfield, Dr. Wendy Gill, and Dr. Janet Suarez, responded quickly and immediately started Young on medications to stop the infection from spreading. In addition, an emergency surgery was scheduled for shortly after midnight on August 14th where they removed the infection from Chriss leg.</p> <p>Chris is now home under his physicians care and expected to make a full recovery. As expected, his mobility is currently impacted by the surgery and his doctor has advised he wait a full week post-surgery to resume touring, and will return to the road starting with Brad Paisleys "Beat This Summer Tour Presented By Cracker Barrel Old Country Store" on Thursday, August 22 in Mountain View, CA. His show in Redding, CA will be rescheduled to September 8.</p> <p>"I want to thank all of my fans for their thoughts and prayers," said Chris. "I received amazing care from Dr. Suarez, Dr. Gill and Dr. Canfield and all the I.C.U. nurses who literally saved my life," he continued. "Im happy to be home and cant wait to get back out on the road."</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Tue, 20 Aug 2013 13:53:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/172053Chris Young hospitalized with leg infection - cancels all shows through August 17<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/07/08/images/assets/medium.gJzRKffPrWKnb0Ox6aig9odBeUmKiTGgUZTReLyQpGk.jpg" /><br /><p><strong>NASHVILLE, TN - </strong>Singer-songwriter Chris Young is in a Denver area hospital with a leg infection. He is listed in stable condition. Tonights headlining show in Kalispell, MT has been cancelled as well as his performances on Brad Paisleys "Beat This Summer Tour Presented By Cracker Barrel Old Country Store" on Aug. 15 in Penticton, BC, Aug. 16 in Mission, BC and Aug. 17 in Brownsville, OR. He is expected to resume touring in Redding, CA on Aug. 21.</p> <p>While the origin of the infection is unknown, Chris will remain in the hospital for at least the next 24 hours. Chris was en route to Kalispell, MT when the symptoms set in and he was taken by ambulance to the hospital.</p> <p>"Im so sorry to disappoint the fans but I didnt even know I was sick," said Chris. "One minute I was fine then suddenly Im being rushed to the hospital," he continued. "I look forward to being up and around and back on the road."</p> <p>Chris Youngs new single, "Aw Naw" is quickly climbing the country singles charts and is the first single from his forthcoming album, A.M., which will be released Sept. 17 on RCA Records Nashville.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:14:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/171993NPR Song Travels Takes a Musical Journey with Chris Young<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/03/04/images/assets/medium.8BexJyVK7jJaTEzbTa4TqbG5yDkf8b5Vne54vbsnrWg.jpg" /><br /><p><strong>NASHVILLE, TN-</strong> July 30, 2013 As his hot new single Aw Naw races up the charts and his soon-to-be-released fourth album A.M. becomes available to pre-order today on iTunes, Grammy-nominated vocalist Chris Young recently took a musical journey with multi-platinum selling, Emmy-nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein for NPRs Song Travels. Young is the first artist in the Country Music genre to join the esteemed program, whose past guests include such luminaries as Bette Midler, Liza Minelli, Mark OConnor, and David Hyde Pierce.</p> <p>Taped in Los Angeles last year, NPR Song Travels with Michael Feinstein explores the ultimate journey singers and songs take with one another. Chris, who was recently awarded the CMA Triple Play Award for having written three No.1 songs in a 12-month period, explores his musical past, present and future, recounting how music and the art of songwriting have shaped his own journey.</p> <p>During the one-hour program, the 28-year old shares one-of-a-kind performances of his No. 1 hits and You Home. He also joins Feinstein at his grand piano to offer a thrilling, off-the-cuff interpretation of the 1960s classic, I Left My Heart In San Francisco.</p> <p>Listen to a stream of the broadcast<strong><a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/07/26/205853556/chris-young-on-song-travels" target="_blank">HERE</a></strong>!</p> <p>"Chris is a shining and versatile musical luminary with whom I truly enjoyed collaborating, said Feinstein. s a resonant songwriter, and we had fun doing an impromptu performance together. All in all it was a memorable experience."</p> <p>Recently named one of this summers best opening acts by Entertainment Weekly, Young is gearing up for the release of his fourth album, A.M., due September 17th and available to pre-order now on <strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/A-M-Chris-Young/dp/B00D6NKMUQ" target="_blank">Amazon</a></strong> and <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a.m./id672733712" target="_blank"><strong>iTunes</strong></a>. His latest hit, Aw Naw, is lighting up the charts and available now on iTunes and other digital music destinations.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Tue, 30 Jul 2013 13:05:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/171983Chris Young Reveals A.M. Album Cover & Track Listing<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/06/03/images/assets/medium.0J83V_2zSO6UzkrqXK6UO_cguyUh5a4i_4DKpc-HJsU.jpg" /><br /><p><strong>NASHVILLE, TN -</strong> With the countdown on to the September 17 release of his forthcoming album, A.M., Chris Young revealed the album cover and song titles today. I couldnt be more excited to share this with my fans, said Chris. We just finished the cover last week and got the songs sequenced so this is truly hot off the press, he continued.</p> <p>A.M. features 11 new songs, including the hot new single, Aw Naw. Chris co-wrote six of the songs including Aw Naw and the title track. s a lot of fun on this album and thats why I wanted to call the album A.M., said Chris. Like the song says, the whole worlds asleep but were wide awake in the A.M. Fans can get an early listen to the song by catching Chris on tour this summer.</p> <p>Recently named one of this summers best opening acts by Entertainment Weekly, his set also includes his 5 #1 hits plus new favorite Aw Naw which is available now on <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/aw-naw-single/id645535377" target="_blank">iTunes</a></strong> and other digital music destinations. A.M. will be released September 17 and can be preordered now on <a href="http://www.amazon.com/A-M-Chris-Young/dp/B00D6NKMUQ" target="_blank"><strong>Amazon</strong></a>.</p> <p>A.M.</p> <p>1. Aw Naw</p> <p>2. Hold You To It</p> <p>3. Lonely Eyes</p> <p>4. Goodbye</p> <p>5. A.M.</p> <p>6. Nothin But The Cooler Left</p> <p>7. Who I Am With You</p> <p>8. Text Me Texas</p> <p>9. Were Gonna Find It Tonight</p> <p>10. Forgiveness</p> <p>11. Lighters In The Air</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Thu, 11 Jul 2013 12:51:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/171973VEVO TO PREMIER CHRIS YOUNG'S AW NAW VIDEO<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/12/12/images/assets/medium.M8jI_V3BCa61GjxcbfLtHfJSjGygBIYWY3QJ13bbRfc.jpg" /><br /><p><strong>NASHVILLE, TN -</strong> Sometimes the best times are the ones you dont plan. It was a real-life "I need to go home, aw naw Im gonna hang-out night" that inspired "Aw Naw," the new single from Chris Youngs forthcoming album A.M. With a music video that captures the energy of the song, VEVO, the worlds leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, is set to premier the clip on Thursday, June 27 at noon eastern.</p> <p>"With a song like Aw Naw, you have to have a fun music video," said Chris. "The night we shot the video we didnt wrap until 4 am but we had a lot of laughs and pulled a few pranks but we stayed hydrated with aw naw juice," laughed Chris. Filmed by award winning director Chris Hicky, the video was shot on location in Nashville and includes Chris Youngs band members.</p> <p>"Aw Naw," written by Young, Ashley Gorley and Chris DeStefano, is quickly becoming a party anthem at his live shows. The song is available now on iTunes and other digital music destinations. His new album, A.M. will be released September 17 and the new record can be preordered now on Amazon: <a href="http://smarturl.it/A.M.Amazon" target="_blank">http://smarturl.it/A.M.Amazon</a></p> <p>Recently named one of this summers best opening acts by Entertainment Weekly, catch Chris performing his 5 #1 hits plus new favorite "Aw Naw" on the "Beat This Summer Tour" with Brad Paisley through August. Young has spent the first half of this year headlining his Liquid Neon Tour, which kicked off last fall with a sold-out show from Nashvilles famed Ryman Auditorium.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:22:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/171963Chris Young Invites Fans to Help Divulge Details of New Record News<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/06/14/images/assets/medium.TeCeo93-vNT3HrVFGD5KxjFUUSbQT-jpvSihu1NoDB4.jpg" /><br /><p><strong>May 21, 2013 (Nashville, TN) - </strong>RCA Records Nashville vocalist and entertainer Chris Young is known for putting his fans first, and so it should come as no surprise that he is inviting them to help announce news of his upcoming fourth album.</p> <p>ve got the best fans in the world and the cheering crowds give me all this great energy when Im onstage," shares Chris. "I feel like this new record really captures my live show for the fans and so I want them to be part of revealing info about this new album."</p> <p>Visit Chris official website, www.ChrisYoungCountry.com, between now and Friday, May 31 to get in on the fun and help Chris divulge details about his upcoming CD.</p> <p>The records rowdy lead single Aw Naw, written by Young, Ashley Gorley and Chris DeStefano, is quickly becoming a party anthem at his live shows. The song is now available on iTunes and other digital music destinations.</p> <p>Catch Chris performing his 5 #1 hits plus new favorite Aw Naw on the Beat This Summer Tour with Brad Paisley, with shows booked from May - August. Young has spent the first half of this year headlining his Liquid Neon Tour, which kicked off last fall with a sold-out show from Nashvilles famed Ryman Auditorium. Hes gone global in 2013 with performances in Ireland, the UK, and Australia.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Tue, 21 May 2013 12:12:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/171953Aw Naw Available On iTunes<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/12/09/images/assets/medium.EHkXmcTsFkHVokIZOHy4uaK0C0Rtaq0lJNZgD5bVoR0.jpg" /><br /><p>Aw Naw, Chris latest single from his upcoming album, is now available on iTunes!</p> <p>Download yours <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/aw-naw-single/id645535377" target="_blank"><em>here</em></a>!</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Tue, 21 May 2013 12:09:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/1719432013 Dale Brazell "Spring" Award Winner<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/05/08/images/assets/medium.LhP9GjICkw8uiSWszBkbDglh2EAKQXCfbk6uYwdRZ6Q.jpg" /><br /><p>Congratulations to Pat Tompkins, 2013 Dale Brazell "Spring" Award winner. Nominees for the award were taken from the fans and voted on by Chris Young, Doug Brazell, Becky Harris and Terri Thompson. The award was instituted last year and called the "Spring" award in honor of Dale Brazell one of our long time helpers on the message board and other online fan sites.</p> <p>Doug Brazell had these words for Pat: "As Dale would probably say, This is better than the Nobel Prize. It is something to be proud of. It shows that you went a step further in promoting Chris in his career, and this is a token of appreciation by Chris and his group for all the hard work you have done."</p> <p>Pat will be honored at the Chris Young Fan Club Experience in Nashville on June 4 and will be joined by her husband Kevin.</p> <p>Fans who nominated Pat repeated over and over how she always has pay-it-forward CDs, glow sticks, signs, and other goodies to hand out at shows in order to recruit new fans and promote Chris further. Between shows she wears Chris Young t-shirts daily as conversation starters and online she is constantly sharing voting links and sharing information with others.</p> <p>Thank you for all you do, Pat! We are proud to award you this years Dale Brazell "Spring" Award!</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Tue, 14 May 2013 14:16:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175173Chris Young to Sing National Anthem During Aaron's Dream Weekend at Talladega <p>TALLADEGA, AL...Two well-known national personalities - country music superstar Chris Young and noted news journalist and recording artist Robin Meade have been selected to sing the National Anthems during Aarons Dream Weekend (May 3-5) at Talladega Superspeedway.</p> <p>Young will give his rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" prior to the Saturday, May 4, Aarons 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series race, which is scheduled for a 2 pm (CST) start on ESPN. Meade will provide the fans her version on Sunday, May 5, moments before the start of Aarons 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, set for a noon (CST) green flag. In addition, Young will deliver Talladega fans an added bonus with a free Saturday night Infield Concert, held near the historic Talladega Boulevard.</p> <p>"We have two individuals who, with their interpretation of our National Anthem, will give an outstanding performance for our fans," said Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch. "Were excited to have Chris sing prior to the start of the Aarons 312, and cant wait for his concert on Saturday night. Robin is not only the ultimate professional delivering the news to us nationally, but is a recording artist with a remarkable singing voice."</p> <p>Young is a Grammy nominated vocalist with five number one singles to his credit, including chart-toppers "Voices," "Tomorrow" and "You." His career highlights include recent TV appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Talk, Katie, ABCs Nashville and the ACM Awards. With his rich, warm baritone and penchant for writing relatable, slice-of-life songs, Young, as described by Entertainment Weekly, clearly "has a long, lucrative future ahead of him." Following the concert at Talladega, he joins the "Beat This Summer Tour" with Brad Paisley, which goes through the fall.</p> <p>Meade, the longtime host of HLNs "Morning Express with Robin Meade" releases her sophomore country album in June to iTunes and Target stores. Her debut album "Brand New Day", won strong reviews in 2011. It featured songs Meade had written, as well as a stunning cover of Don Henleys "Dirty Laundry". In addition to her award-winning tv and music careers, Meades book "Morning Sunshine! How to Radiate Confidence and Feel It, Too" instantly became a New York Times Bestseller when it was released in 2009.</p> <p>Fridays National Anthem prior to the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 250 ARCA Series race will be performed by Amy Knight of Gardendale, AL. She is a member of the acappella oldies group Back In Time.</p> <p>The most competitive racing in NASCAR combined with a mix of southern hospitality returns to Talladega Superspeedway May 3-5 for the Aarons Dream Weekend. Experience the excitement as the superstars of NASCAR attempt to tackle the high-banks of DEGA at 200 mph. Secure your tickets at <a href="http://www.talladegasuperspeedway.com" target="_blank">www.talladegasuperspeedway.com</a> or by calling 877-Go2-DEGA. This is more than a race. This is Talladega!</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:42:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175193Chris Young's NEON Generates Another Big Hit with "I Can Take It From There" <p>Nashville, TN - Chris Youngs reasons to celebrate continue to stack up as his latest smash "I Can Take It From There" screams into the Top 5 and continues to climb the charts. This latest hit joins the previous three singles released from NEON, including the Platinum-selling #1 single "Tomorrow." Youngs highly lauded third album, NEON, released in July 2011, debuting at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart with sales advancing on a half-million copies.</p> <p>"I am so thankful to country radio and the amazing fans for all of the support of my NEON album." Young shares. "It has been an incredible time for me and has opened so many doors." With a new album in the works, Chris is excited for fans to hear this fresh, new music. "I am stoked about finishing up the new album and cant wait to share the brand new music with everyone later this year!"</p> <p>Catch Chris performing his 5 #1 hits this summer on the "Beat This Summer Tour" with Brad Paisley, which goes through the fall. Young has spent the first half of this year headlining his own "Liquid Neon Tour", which kicked off last fall with a sold-out show from Nashvilles famed Ryman Auditorium. In 2013 hes gone global with performances in Ireland, the UK, and Australia.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Fri, 19 Apr 2013 14:53:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175203June 4th Nashville Fan Club Experience Tickets Go On Sale SOON <p>Make sure you are a current fan club member - tickets to the June 4th Nashville Fan Club Experience are coming soon (could be as early as Saturday)</p> <p>Tickets to the 2013 Nashville Fan Club Experience will go on sale in 4 separate sales over the next 4 weeks. Each ticket will be 75.00 plus the paypal fee and include the following:</p> <p>1 Ticket to the event at a studio where Chris recorded his last two CDs and the upcoming one!<br /> An Assigned SEAT at the event<br /> 1 Meet and Greet Photo sitting next to him!<br /> Heavy Snacks and Non Alcoholic Beverages<br /> Question/Answers with Chriss producer, James Stroud, his booking agent and his set designer for the tour!<br /> A Fan Experience T Shirt as a momento of the evening<br /> Door Prizes and a few surprises<br /> Complimentary Valet Parking<br /> (and of course Chris will play a few of your fav tunes!)</p> <p>Terri will post info about the first 25 tickets for sale shortly!</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:57:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175223Get Ready Las Vegas - The Chris Young Prize Patrol is headed your way! <p>Are YOU gonna be in Vegas for the ACMs? Watch for our Chris Young Prize Patrol!!!!! Chris will be tweeting from @chrisyoungmusic with some of their locations! Youll find them at the MGM Pool one day! Theyll be around Fremont Street at night!! Know your CY Trivia for a chance to UPGRADE your prize!!!! Have on a CY T-shirt and well register you for a chance to WIN an autograhed GUITAR!!!!!!! Also, watch the Chris Young Vote & Promote Facebook page for additional chances to win Prizes for sharing - even if you cant be in VEGAS!!!!! (Hoping our International friends will get in on the sharing too - you ARE eligible to win from Facebook!) See you in Vegas!</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:00:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175233Win a Chris Young Las Vegas Prize Pack! <p>How would you like to join Chris Young for a private party held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas? Well, if you are in the Las Vegas area on April 6, heres your chance!</p> <p>One lucky Country Weekly reader will win two tickets to Chris exclusive, sold-out fan-club party in Las Vegas,* a one-year membership to Chris fan club and a Chris Young merchandise package. Tickets will include brunch, hanging with Chris for two hours, an acoustic performance, a gift and a photo with Chris in a small, private setting.</p> <p>Good luck! Enter at <a href="http://www.countryweekly.com/giveaways/win-chris-young-las-vegas-prize-pack" target="_blank">http://www.countryweekly.com/giveaways/win-chris-young-las-vegas-prize-pack</a> by March 29!</p> <p>*Winner to provide his or her own travel for the event. Winner chosen at random. Void where prohibited.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:01:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175253Time to Vote for Chris Young COUNTRY WEEKLY's Hottest Bachelor<p>TIME TO VOTE CHRIS YOUNG Country Weeklys Hottest Bachelor! Want to see him on the COVER? Well this is YOUR chance to put him there!!!! Lets get started getting ALL the votes you can get:</p> <p><a href="http://www.countryweekly.com/surveys/who-country-musics-hottest-bachelor" target="_blank">http://www.countryweekly.com/surveys/who-country-musics-hottest-bachelor </a></p> <p>Please vote once daily per email address thru March 31. After you vote, please ask those around you to do the same!</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Fri, 15 Mar 2013 15:05:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175273Chris Young and Others Surprise Guests At Scholarships For Heroes Concert <br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/14/11/images/assets/medium.CSluYObQRVnqxkqSXYrS2ApHY5rYvCmYfDt608IUsl4.jpg" /><br /><p>Charlie Daniels, Jason Aldean, Lee Greenwood, Chris Young, The Grascals, Keni Thomas, Bleach and Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Sparky Matejka all made appearances during a free concert on Tuesday (March 5) as part of the Charlie Daniels Scholarship for Heroes Event at Lipscomb University. The event is part of the universitys "Yellow Ribbon Enhancement program. "</p> <p>The motto for the USO is "until they all come home." "Last nights event at Lipscomb addressed the fact that many did not come home," explained Greenwood. "Im proud to have been a part of this event and congratulate my friend Charlie Daniels for being a leader in our Nashville community."</p> <p>Daniels, a staunch supporter of the military, was pleased with the event and the support by the community. Corporate sponsors and donors included iostudio, Humana, Waltrip Brothers Charity Championship, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Twice Daily, Bridgestone, Chase, Operation Homefront, Clear Channel, Dollywood, Shofner Vision Center, Trauger & Tuke, Glover Group Entertainment, SunTrust and DSI.</p> <p>"We have so many heroes whose needs fly below our radar," said Daniels. "This shouldnt be happening and this event is helping to make sure it doesnt."</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Fri, 08 Mar 2013 15:10:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175293Support Your Favorite Boxer to Benefit The Charley Foundation <br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/12/10/images/assets/medium.t9df2tdfoS5xyUUJxTB5j_5Dv6kgtCdNY4zBnPLfm10.jpg" /><br /><p>Chris is supporting his favorite boxer Keith Gale in the upcoming event, Ringside: A Fight for Kids, and you can too. Gale is RCA Records Nashville Senior VP of National Promotion and his goal is to raise the most money for the Charley Foundation. Funds raised through Ringside: A Fight for Kids benefiting the Charley Foundation will provide assistance to disabled and underprivileged children served by medical, recreational and care groups throughout middle Tennessee.</p> <p>To make your donation, go to <a href="http://www.charleyfoundation.org/ringside.html" target="_blank">http://www.charleyfoundation.org/ringside.html</a> and be sure to scroll down the page to vote for Keith Gale!</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Tue, 05 Mar 2013 15:14:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175303Brad Paisley to Launch Beat This Summer Tour w/Special Guest Chris Young & Lee Brice <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. Brad Paisley announced the first leg of his highly anticipated 2013 tour, Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. The tour kicks off in St. Louis, Mo. on May 9 and will hit over 29 cities in the United States and Canada during the summer months. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is the title sponsor of the tour. Special guests will be Chris Young and Lee Brice. More information and details of the tour will be announced soon.</p> <p>Paisley is proud to partner with Live Beyond by donating $1 from each ticket sale. Live Beyond is a Nashville nonprofit with a mission to provide medical care, clean water, nutritional support and development activities to impoverished communities in Haiti. Go to <a href="http://www.livebeyond.org" target="_blank">http://www.livebeyond.org</a> for more information or to donate.</p> <p>Teaming up with Brad Paisley for this tour is exciting for everyone at Cracker Barrel because he is one of the most highly-regarded modern-day entertainers, and his connection with country music fans, our brand, and our guests is such a phenomenal fit, says Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager Julie Craig. The tour integration itself is the largest weve ever launched as a brand, and were thrilled that the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store exclusive music program is helping to bring this amazing tour experience to thousands of fans."</p> <p>Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer, which has earned him three GRAMMYs, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards including Entertainer of the Year for 2010, 3 ASCAP Country Music Songwriter/Artists awards and numerous other awards. He is a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry. Since his first #1 single in 1999 he has placed 21 singles at the top of the charts, the latest being his current single Southern Comfort Zone. Paisleys upcoming album, Wheelhouse, will be released on April 9. Paisley produced the album and wrote or co-wrote all of the tracks. His 2012 Virtual Reality World Tour played to over one million fans in the U.S. and Europe.</p> <p>About Chris Young: 2013 is off to a great start with Grammy nominated vocalist Chris Young continuing to accumulate more career milestones. Highlights include recent TV performances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Talk, Katie, and the ACM Awards. He also added his fifth career topping single, PLATINUM and four GOLD RIAA certified singles, plus a GOLD album for his sophomore release, The Man I Want To Be to his accolades. With his rich, warm baritone and penchant for writing relatable, slice-of-life songs, Young, as described by Entertainment Weekly, clearly has a long, lucrative future ahead of him. For tour dates and all the latest information on Chris Young, visit <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/" target="_blank">http://chrisyoungcountry.com/</a> and follow him on Twitter @ChrisYoungMusic.</p> <p>About Lee Brice: Brices moving single I Drive Your Truck is the fastest moving single of his career, currently climbing the Top 15 at country radio. The new track follows two consecutive PLATINUM certified No. one hits A Woman Like You and Hard To Love off his sophomore release HARD 2 LOVE on Curb Records, which was named one of The New York Times Top 10 Albums of 2012 alongside artists including Frank Ocean, Kesha and Taylor Swift. iTunes also handpicked the album as part of their Best of 2012 feature as the Top Country Breakthrough Album of the Year. Brice recently received nominations for New Male Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year for A Woman Like You at the upcoming 48th Annual ACM Awards. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.leebrice.com" target="_blank">http://www.leebrice.com</a>.</p> <p>About Cracker Barrel Old Country Store: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. provides a friendly home-away-from-home in its old country stores and restaurants. Guests are cared for like family while relaxing and enjoying real home-style food and shopping thats surprisingly unique, genuinely fun and reminiscent of Americas country heritageall at a fair price. The restaurant serves up delicious, home-style country food such as meatloaf and homemade chicken n dumplins as well as its made-from-scratch biscuits using an old family recipe. The authentic old country retail store is fun to shop and offers unique gifts and self-indulgences. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL) was established in 1969 in Lebanon, Tenn. and operates 621 company-owned locations in 42 states. Every Cracker Barrel Old Country Store location is open seven days a week with hours Sunday through Thursday, 6 a.m. 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.crackerbarrel.com" target="_blank">http://www.crackerbarrel.com</a>.</p> <p>About Live Beyond: Mobile Medical Disaster Relief (MMDR) began as a response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 with immediate delivery of medical aid and supplies to the affected regions. Since the 2010 Haiti earthquake, MMDR has worked extensively near Port-Au-Prince providing medical care, nutritional support, clean water, and micro-finance. Established as a 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization, MMDR has transitioned its work under a new name, Live Beyond, to reflect a broadened mission as an organization that chooses to Live Beyond ourselves our culture, our borders, and this life so that others can Live Beyond disease, hunger, poverty, and oppression.</p> <p>Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store dates are as follows:</p> <p>May 9 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater</p> <p>May 10 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center</p> <p>May 11 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre</p> <p>May 16 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center</p> <p>May 17 Boston, MA Comcast Center</p> <p>May 18 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre</p> <p>May 31 Toronto, ONT Molson Canadian Amphitheatre</p> <p>June 1 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion</p> <p>June 2 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center</p> <p>June 6 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center</p> <p>June 7 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre</p> <p>June 8 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion</p> <p>June 21 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre *</p> <p>June 22 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre *</p> <p>June 23 Atlanta, GA Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood *</p> <p>June 28 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live</p> <p>June 29 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live</p> <p>July 12 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center</p> <p>July 13 Ft. Loramie, OH Country Concert at Hickory Hills Lake</p> <p>July 20 Twin Lakes, WI Country Thunder Festival Grounds</p> <p>July 27 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion</p> <p>July 28 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion</p> <p>August 1 Denver, CO Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre</p> <p>August 2 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre</p> <p>August 16 Mission, BC Rockin River Festival-Mission Raceway Park*</p> <p>August 17 Brownsville, OR Williamette Country Music Festival *</p> <p>August 22 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre</p> <p>August 23 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre</p> <p>August 24 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheatre</p> <p>*Lee Brice is not on this date.</p> <p>Live Nation is the national tour promoter. For more information log on to <a href="http://www.livenation.com" target="_blank">http://www.livenation.com</a> or <a href="http://www.bradpaisley.com" target="_blank">http://www.bradpaisley.com</a> for on-sale and up to date information on Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store - dates to be added.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Wed, 27 Feb 2013 07:31:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175673Tickets for Las Vegas Fan Club Experience On Sale Today! <p>Tickets for the Las Vegas Fan Club Experience go on sale today. For all the details, go to <a href="http://www.cymerchandise.com/VegasTix.html" target="_blank">http://www.cymerchandise.com/VegasTix.html</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Sat, 23 Feb 2013 07:40:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175683Chris Young Heats Up the Week As Guest On KATIE <br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/01/09/images/assets/medium.rrHBbMx7M2gzLcdvY8HE2a0W83MaOBGwIrM0CQ90e6M.jpg" /><br /><p>CHRIS YOUNG HEATS UP THE WEEK AS GUEST ON KATIE<br /> Gives Sweet Treat to Fans on Valentines via Livestream</p> <p>February 12, 2013 Nashville, TN CMA Triple Play winner Chris Young helps Katie Couric go country on Wednesday, February 13, joining guests Reba McEntire and Connie Britton on Katie for this special sweeps period broadcast. During his appearance, Young shares a surprising secret in his chat with the award-winning journalist, and performs his latest smash, "I Can Take It From There." Check <a href="http://www.katiecouric.com" target="_blank">http://www.katiecouric.com</a> for local listings of this nationally syndicated TV show.</p> <p>Another sweet treat is in store for fans this Valentines week as Young hosts a Livestream event on Thursday, February 14, from 5:30-6:30pm EST. Chris will serenade fans as he performs several of his hit songs and interacts with fans during a Q&A session. For details and to join the event, please click <a href="http://new.livestream.com/livestreamsessions/ChrisYoung" target="_blank">http://new.livestream.com/livestreamsessions/ChrisYoung</a>.</p> <p>"I Can Take It From There," Youngs latest single from his highly acclaimed third album NEON, recently released to country radio and is already Top 15 on the radio charts.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Tue, 12 Feb 2013 07:42:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175693Taste of Country Features Exclusive Video of YOU <p>Watch as Chris performs an acoustic version of his hit YOU.</p> <p><a href="http://tasteofcountry.com/chris-young-you-acoustic-video-autographed-guitar-contest/" target="_blank">http://tasteofcountry.com/chris-young-you-acoustic-video-autographed-guitar-contest/ </a></p> <p>While visiting the site, enter to win your own autographed acoustic guitar!</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:46:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/176953Concert in Tallahassee, FL Rescheduled to May 17 <p>MIRANDA LAMBERTS ON FIRE TOUR</p> <p>The FEBRUARY 3 Concert at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center has been Rescheduled New Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012.</p> <p>Miranda Lambert has rescheduled her Friday, February 3 concert at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center to attend the funeral of a close friend.</p> <p>The concert has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 7:30pm.</p> <p>Tickets for the February 3rd concert by Miranda Lambert with special guests, Chris Young and Jerrod Niemann will be honored at the May 17 concert. If patrons are unable to attend the concert on this new date, they may return tickets to place of purchase for a refund.</p> <p>For more information, visit the Civic Center website at <a href="http://www.tlccc.org" target="_blank">www.tlccc.org</a> or call the box office at 222-0400 or 1-800-322-3602.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:43:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/176943Live Session & Chat with Chris Young - February 14 <br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/06/03/images/assets/medium.0qj5pTM9GtcHbqBC3hqQbXPw0mWHHhYlXHlxaE4VCyk.jpg" /><br /><p>Live session & chat with Chris Young<br /> Feb. 14th at 5:30pm ET</p> <p><br /> Chris will be performing live from the Livestream NYC studios and taking questions from fans online!</p> <p>Go to this page and click "Follow" to get updates about the show: <a href="http://new.livestream.com/livestreamsessions/ChrisYoung" target="_blank">http://new.livestream.com/livestreamsessions/ChrisYoung</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Tue, 29 Jan 2013 07:44:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175703Chris Nominated for Two ACM Awards <p>The Academy of Country Music announced the ACM Awards nominations during a digital press conference on their Facebook page and Twitter account. Chris received two nominations for Single Record of the Year for "Tomorrow" and Male Vocalist of the Year!</p> <p>When Chris heard the news, he tweeted "Holy crap!!!!! 2 ACM noms?!?! Are you freaking kidding me!! #thisisagreatmorning"</p> <p>Congratulations to Chris on his well-deserved nominations and tune into the live broadcast on April 1, 2012 on CBS!</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Sat, 26 Jan 2013 12:47:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/176973Reminder to Tune In to NASHVILLE Tonight on ABC <br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/06/02/images/assets/medium.bbln2eHrAXcC3eJqJqBI2R_LEorjdc2dEhR6bzdq5Ac.jpg" /><br /><p>Dont forget to tune in to Nashville on ABC tonight at 10pm EST / 9pm CST. Chris guest stars as himself!</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Wed, 23 Jan 2013 07:48:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175713Chris to Perform @ Wrigley Field on Brad Paisley's Virtual Reality Tour <p>It was announced today that country music superstar Brad Paisley will take his Virtual Reality Tour to historic Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL on Saturday, June 9. Special guest Miranda Lambert along with Chris Young, The Band Perry and Jerrod Niemann will also be performing. Wrigley Field, affectionately known as the Friendly Confines, is starting its 99th season of hosting baseball, 97 of those the Chicago Cubs. This is only the 2nd time that Wrigley Field has been the site for a live country concert.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Sun, 20 Jan 2013 12:49:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/176983Miranda Lambert: On Fire Tour Dates Rescheduled Due to Death of Her Father-In-Law <p>Singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert has rescheduled this weekends shows of her "On Fire" Tour, due to the death of her father-in-law, Dick Shelton who passed away Tuesday in Oklahoma.</p> <p>Miranda, wife of singer and star of "The Voice," Blake Shelton, has rescheduled Charlotte, NC (1/19), Lexington, KY (1/20) and Greensboro, NC (1/21). Mr. Shelton, who had been in declining health for the past year, was surrounded by loved ones upon his passing. Miranda said, "Thank you to the fans for all the support and prayers. This is a really difficult time for our family and the most important thing is being together. Tell your loved ones you love them. See you next week."</p> <p>Reschedule Dates are:</p> <p>Charlotte, NC - January 25th - 7:30 pm<br /> Greensboro, NC - February 19th - 7:30 pm<br /> Lexington, KY - February 26th - 7:30 pm</p> <p>Tickets for the above-mentioned January dates will be honored at the rescheduled dates. For up-to-date tour information, visit <a href="http://www.mirandalambert.com" target="_blank">www.mirandalambert.com</a>.</p> <p>The "On Fire" Tour, will resume January 25 in Charlotte, NC.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:51:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/176993'Nashville": Rayna to Cross Paths with Chris Young - EXCLUSIVE <br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/03/07/images/assets/medium.dQsVCMPPEWc3T3hajSy0qcm_VAgr9uGFmT3bj3QwsJ8.jpg" /><br /><p>On next weeks episode of Nashville, Rayna (Connie Britton) and Juliette (Hayden Panettierre) will celebrate the surprise success of their no-good-man anthem Wrong Song at a party thrown by their label, Edgehill Records.</p> <p>While there, Rayna bumps into two real-life country stars, Chris Young and Brantley Gilbert, the latest artists to make cameos on the twangy drama. It was pretty true to life since Id had a number one and Neon CD release party at the very same location where our scene was shot, Young tells EW. And really, who doesnt jump at the chance to meet Connie Britton? Hey, the mans got a point.</p> <p>Catch Gilbert, Young, and a whole lot of catty drama between Rayna and Juliette when the episode airs on January 23 on ABC. Image Credit: ABC/Chris Hollo</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Thu, 17 Jan 2013 07:54:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175723Chris Young To Be Honored by CMA with Coveted Triple Play Songwriter Award <p>Heading to the U.K. & Ireland with the CMA Songwriter Series</p> <p>January 15, 2013 Nashville, TN Chris Young will be honored on January 29th by the CMA with the coveted Triple Play Award for his #1 hits and The award recognizes songwriters who have written three number-one songs within a 12-month period.</p> <p>As a Triple Play honoree, it is a natural fit for CMA to select Chris as a featured artist to help further the popularity of country music overseas. In February, Young makes his inaugural trip to the U.K. and Ireland as part of the Country Music Associations Songwriters Series with stops in Dublin, Belfast and London. The series is set to be recorded and broadcast at a later date on BBC Radio 2.</p> <p>I Can Take It From There, Youngs latest single from his highly acclaimed third album, <em>NEON</em>, recently released to country radio and is already Top 20 on the radio charts.</p> <p>ABOUT CHRIS YOUNG: 2013 is off to a great start with Chris Young not only continuing as headliner of his Liquid Neon Tour stateside, but also taking his music to an international level with performances slated in Ireland, the U.K., and Australia. The Grammy nominated vocalist continues to accumulate more career milestones with last years highlights including TV performances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Talk, and the 47th Annual ACM Awards on CBS, appearances on the Grammy Nominations Concert Live on CBS, and CMT Artist of the Year special, a sold-out tour with Miranda Lambert, ACM nominations for Male Vocalist and Single of the Year and his fifth consecutive chart-topping single. He also added PLATINUM and four GOLD RIAA certified singles plus a GOLD album for his sophomore release, The Man I Want To Be, to his accolades. Young won Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Single of the Year at the 2011 American Country Awards, racked up four ACA nominations in 2012, and was named Peoples Sexy Man of the Week. With his rich, warm baritone and penchant for writing relatable, slice-of-life songs, Young, as described by Entertainment Weekly, clearly has a long, lucrative future ahead of him. For tour dates and all the latest information on Chris Young, visit <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/" target="_blank">http://chrisyoungcountry.com/ </a>and follow him on Twitter @ChrisYoungMusic.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Tue, 15 Jan 2013 07:56:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175733Chris Young to Guest Star on NASHVILLE!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/08/06/images/assets/medium.Zl3ylRy8aC9e3V3fzu8ko2umI76ijQGzfdQfbmiTv8k.jpg" /><br /><p>Chris will guest star on the hit tv show NASHVILLE on Wednesday, January 23! In the episode titled "You Win Again," Edgehill Records celebrates the success of "Wrong Song" with a lavish party attended by Rayna, Juliette and Chris Young and Brantley Gilbert (as themselves). Check out Chriss acting chops on January 23 at 11pm/10pm CST on ABC. This episode will be available on ABC.com the day after for users to watch online.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Mon, 07 Jan 2013 08:01:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175743Think You Know Football Better than Chris? Join Chris's College Pick "Em Game <p>Think You Know Football Better Than Chris?</p> <p>Even if you dont, join Chriss College Pick Em game! Chris has made his picks for each bowl game happening from Dec. 20 - January 7 and wants you to do the same! This is open to everybody from football experts who have memorized every stat (like Chris) to those of us who dont know a field goal from an interception! 10 winners will be drawn at random - you just have to sign up to enter to win. 3 Grand Prize winners will receive a signed football and exclusive Liquid Neon Hatch Show Print poster and 7 winners will receive autographed Liquid Neon Hatch Show Print posters.</p> <p>To sign up, click here (<a href="http://smarturl.it/cybowlpicks" target="_blank">http://smarturl.it/cybowlpicks</a>) to create an account. You will get a confirmation email to finish your account, then click on "Make Picks" at the top of the page. Choose who you think will win each game and submit. Sign ups will be open until the first game begins (December 20 at 8pm ET) and the winners will be drawn and notified sometime after the last game (January 7). In case you need a little coaching, Chriss picks are below with a few tips on why he picked his teams. Good luck!</p> <p>CHRISS PICKS</p> <p><strong>BYU</strong> v San Diego State (Poinsettia Bowl)<br /> <em>They are favored and have a strong defense. </em></p> <p><strong>Ball State</strong> v UCF (Beef OBradys Bowl)<br /> <em>Taking Ball State in this one. They won their last six games and will have a lot of momentum heading into this match-up. </em></p> <p>East Carolina v <strong>UL Lafayette</strong> (New Orleans Bowl)</p> <p><strong>Boise State</strong> v Washington (MAACO Las Vegas Bowl)</p> <p><strong>Fresno State</strong> v SMU (Hawaii Bowl)<br /> <em>SMU lost to Rice this year, but I still think it will be a close game. </em></p> <p>Central Michigan v <strong>Western KY</strong> (Little Caesars Pizza Bowl)<br /> <em>I think they are excited about the future of the program (Bobby Petrino hire), and will want the win more. </em></p> <p><strong>Bowling Green</strong> v San Jose State (Military Bowl)</p> <p><strong>Cincinnati </strong>v Duke (Belk Bowl)<br /> <em>Have to back Cincinnati here... Duke lost four straight to close the year. </em></p> <p>Baylor v <strong>UCLA </strong>(Holiday Bowl)<br /> <em>Expect a lot of offense for this game. </em></p> <p>Ohio v <strong>Louisiana-Mon</strong> (Independence Bowl)</p> <p>Rutgers v <strong>Virginia Tech</strong> (Russell Athletic Bowl)</p> <p>Minnesota v <strong>Texas Tech</strong> (Meineke Car Care Bowl)</p> <p><strong>Air Force</strong> v Rice (Armed Forces Bowl)<br /> <em>Air Force all the way here. They have a strong running attack and Rice has been shown to give up a lot of yards. </em></p> <p>Syracuse v <strong>West Virginia</strong> (Pinstripe Bowl)<br /> <em>This is completely a gut pick, but I dont think the Syracuse defense can stand up to the West Virginia offense. </em></p> <p><strong>Arizona State</strong> v Navy (Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl)</p> <p>Oregon State v <strong>Texas</strong> (Alamo Bowl)<br /> <em>Come on now, Im a Longhorns fan. Never pick against your team. </em></p> <p>Michigan State v <strong>TCU</strong> (Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl)</p> <p>NC State v <strong>Vanderbilt </strong>(Music City Bowl)<br /> <em>They have had a great year, and cant wait to see them finish on a win. </em></p> <p>Georgia Tech v <strong>USC</strong> (Sun Bowl)</p> <p><strong>Iowa State</strong> v Tulsa (Liberty Bowl)<br /> <em>They already beat Tulsa once this year. </em></p> <p>Clemson v<strong> LSU</strong> (Chick-fil-A Bowl)</p> <p>Purdue v <strong>Oklahoma State</strong> (Heart of Dallas Bowl)<br /> <em>There you go Blake Shelton... That pick was for you. </em></p> <p><strong>Mississippi State</strong> v Northwestern (Gator Bowl)</p> <p><strong>Georgia</strong> v Nebraska (Capital One Bowl)<br /> <em>Nebraska just gave up 70 to Wisconsin. There is no way I can pick against Georgia here. </em></p> <p>Michigan v <strong>South Carolina </strong>(Outback Bowl)</p> <p><strong>Stanford</strong> v Wisconsin (Rose Bowl)<br /> <em>Wisconsin just lost their head coach. </em></p> <p><strong>Florida State</strong> v Northern Illinois (Orange Bowl)<br /> <em>I expect a blow out here. </em></p> <p><strong>Florida</strong> v Louisville (Sugar Bowl)</p> <p><strong>Kansas State</strong> v Oregon (Fiesta Bowl)<br /> <em>Im picking Kansas State here. Collin Klein got virtually no press over the Heisman and Kansas State hasnt been in a BCS bowl in a while. I think that makes them hungry for the win. </em></p> <p>Oklahoma v<strong> Texas A&M</strong> (Cotton Bowl)</p> <p>Ole Miss v <strong>Pittsburgh</strong> (BBVA Compass Bowl)</p> <p>Arkansas State v <strong>Kent State</strong> (GoDaddy.com Bowl)</p> <p>Alabama v <strong>Notre Dame</strong> (BCS Title Bowl)<br /> <em>I think a lot of people are greatly underestimating the physicality of this team, and i think they pull off the upset. </em></p> <p><em>Enjoy bowl season everybody, and I hope your teams win big! - Chris</em></p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Fri, 14 Dec 2012 08:02:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175753The cma songwriters series returns to the uk and ireland in 2013 <p>Presented by BMI, Gibson Guitars, and CMA, the Songwriters Series Features Kristian Bush, Brett James, Chris Young, and Host Bob DiPiero</p> <p>NASHVILLE The Country Music Associations CMA Songwriters Series is returning to the U.K. and Ireland in February of 2013. The BMI & Gibson Guitars present CMA Songwriters Series featuring Kristian Bush, Brett James, Chris Young, and host Bob DiPiero, will play dates in Dublin, Belfast, and London.</p> <p>The CMA Songwriters Series began in 2005 in New York and has expanded to cities across the United States including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Phoenix. The Series was taken to the U.K. for the first time in February of 2012 and was met with much acclaim.</p> <p>With the successful debut of the CMA Songwriters Series in the U.K. and Ireland earlier this year, fans across the pond proved that they are passionate about Country Music, saidSteve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. We look forward to taking this Series overseas once again and introducing more of our fantastic songwriters to fans abroad.</p> <p>Tickets are on sale now at the following locations:</p> <p><strong>Feb. 21 </strong><br /> Dublin Whelans, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2<br /> Kristian Bush, Bob DiPiero, Brett James, and Chris Young<br /> Tickets available at waytickets.ie or ticketmaster.ie or local phone: 1 890 200078 or outside of Ireland 353 1 4780766<br /> Ticket price 20 Euros</p> <p><strong>Feb. 22 </strong><br /> Belfast The Black Box Concert Room, Hill Street, Belfast<br /> 6:30 PM - Brett James, Chris Young, and Irish songwriterJohn Farry<br /> 9:30 PM Kristian Bush, Bob DiPiero, and Irish songwriterGary Quinn<br /> Tickets available at belfastnashville.com<br /> Ticket price $12</p> <p><strong>Feb. 23 </strong><br /> Belfast The Empire Music Hall, 40 Botanic Avenue, Belfast<br /> Kristian Bush, Bob DiPiero, Brett James, and Chris Young<br /> Tickets available at <a href="http://belfastnashville.com" target="_blank">belfastnashville.com </a><br /> Ticket price $15</p> <p><strong>Feb. 25</strong><br /> London Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road, London W12<br /> Kristian Bush, Bob DiPiero, Brett James, and Chris Young<br /> Tickets available at agmp.ticketabc.com/events/cma-songwriters-seri/ or 0844 249 1000<br /> Ticket price $12.50 in advance, $15 at the door</p> <p>The BMI & Gibson Guitars present CMA Songwriters Series in the U.K. and Ireland takes place Feb. 21-25. For updates and information, visit <a href="http://CMAsongwritersseries.com" target="_blank">CMAsongwritersseries.com</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Tue, 11 Dec 2012 08:17:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175763Chris Young to Appear on The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! - December 5 <p>The lineup for tonights (12/5) The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! - Countdown To Musics Biggest Night continues to grow, including Little Big Town, Chris Young, Sheryl Crow, The Lumineers and Janelle Mone.</p> <p>The one-hour show - which announces Grammy nominations in several categories - will additionally feature Hunter Hayes, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, The Who, FUN., Maroon 5 and Ne-Yo. The Who, The Band Perry and Dierks Bentley will perform together in a special tribute to Johnny Cash. Immediately following the televised segment, Maroon 5 is set to perform an exclusive concert for attendees.</p> <p>Taylor Swift will co-host the one-hour concert special alongside LL COOL J, who is also a show producer. Swift co-hosted the first Grammy nominations special with the rapper in December 2008.</p> <p>For the first time, the show will air from Nashvilles Bridgestone Arena, live on CBS at 9 p.m. CT. Tickets are still available online. Fans can view live backstage coverage of the evening on the web or on the Grammy Mobile App.</p> <p>Capitol Records will release the 2013 GRAMMY Nominees album. The music from this years nominated artists and songs will be available Jan. 22, 2013 with a portion of album proceeds benefiting the Grammy Foundation and MusiCares Foundation.</p> <p>The 55th Annual GRAMMY Award Show will be held in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2013.</p> <p><a href="http://www.musicrow.com/2012/12/grammy-nominations-add-to-tonights-lineup/" target="_blank">http://www.musicrow.com/2012/12/grammy-nominations-add-to-tonights-lineup/</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Wed, 05 Dec 2012 08:33:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175773Liquid Neon Tour Shows in Huntsville, Savannah and Chattanooga Postponed <p><strong>CHRIS YOUNG PLACED ON VOCAL REST</strong></p> <p><strong>LIQUID NEON TOUR SHOWS IN HUNTSVILLE, SAVANNAH AND CHATTANOOGA POSTPONED</strong></p> <p>NASHVILLE, TN For precautionary reasons, Chris Youngs doctor has placed him on vocal rest for the remainder of the week, forcing the postponement of this weekends shows. The following Liquid Neon Tour shows with special guests Thomas Rhett and Joanna Smith will be rescheduled: December 6th at the Von Braun Center Arena in Huntsville, Alabama, December 7th at the Johnny Mercer Theatre in Savannah, Georgia and December 8th at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga, Tennessee.</p> <p>I hate to disappoint everybody but my voice is pretty ragged out, wrote Chris in a statement to his fans. Thanks for understanding and I look forward to seeing yall next year. For Chris, early 2013 will include recording songs for his new album and a heavy year of touring.</p> <p>Tickets for the postponed shows will be honored at the make-up dates. If ticket holders are unable to attend the rescheduled dates, refunds are available at the point of purchase. We apologize for the inconvenience.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Tue, 04 Dec 2012 08:38:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175783Look for Chris Young on CMT Artists of the Year Special December 8, 9 PM CST <p>Rascal Flatts and actress Hayden Panettiere, star of ABCs Nashville, will honor the top country acts of 2012 as hosts of the third annual CMT Artists of the Year special. For the first time ever, CMT is keeping the list of honorees top secret until they are revealed on the night of the telecast. The celebrity lineup for 2012 includes appearances or performances by Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, the Eli Young Band, Sammy Hagar, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson, Kenny Rogers, Thompson Square, Carrie Underwood and Chris Young. Additional participants in this years show will be announced at a later date.</p> <p>Watch a sneak preview here: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtiYngMROsU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtiYngMROsU</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Mon, 03 Dec 2012 08:41:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175793Chris Young Will Help Kick Off the Holiday Season @ Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting <br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/01/03/images/assets/medium.3LvvcjlKpx4epCB0V0aFG1nQFY28Vox4ehcwibzF-tM.jpg" /><br /><p><strong>HASLAM, FIRST LADY HOST OFFICIAL LIGHTING OF THE CAPITOL CHRISTMAS TREE</strong></p> <p>NASHVILLE - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam will host the Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting on Monday, November 26.</p> <p>The 30-foot Norway Spruce was located on state-owned property off of State Route 96 in Arrington, Tenn., and will be decorated in red and gold with more than 6,000 LED lights.</p> <p>The event will run from 5:30 p.m. until approximately 7 p.m. on War Memorial Plaza, and state employees, their families and the general public are invited to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season.</p> <p>The evening will feature horse and carriage rides, food trucks, a live reindeer named Snowflake, a visit from Santa Claus, and <strong>RCA recording artist and Tennessean, Chris Young.</strong></p> <p>**NOTE** The event will close Charlotte Avenue between 7th Avenue North and 6th Avenue North from 12 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Monday, November 26.</p> <p>WHO: Gov. Bill Haslam, First Lady Crissy Haslam</p> <p>WHAT: Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting</p> <p>WHEN: 5:30 p.m. CST, Monday, November 26, 2012</p> <p>WHERE: War Memorial Plaza, Charlotte Avenue between 6th and 7th Avenue, Nashville</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Fri, 23 Nov 2012 08:42:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175803Race for the Cure 2012 Fundraising Awards Announced <p>On Thursday night, a packed house partied at the CMA Headquarters on Music Row to celebrate this years sponsors and top fundraisers. James Otto performed for the crowd and the following awards were announced:</p> <p>Top Overall Fundraiser - Kristan Schiedemeyer<br /> Top Survivor Fundraiser - Kristan Schiedemeyer<br /> Top Survivor Led Team - TKO - Captain Kristan Schiedemeyer<br /> Kristan got a "hat trick"! Congrats Kristan and thanks for all you do!</p> <p>Top Friends & Family Team - Deloitte - Captain Nicola McConville<br /> <strong>Top Clubs and Organizations Team - Chris Young Fan Club - Captain Becky Harris </strong><br /> Top Schools - Montgomery Bell Academy - Captain Annie B. Williams<br /> Top Fundraising Team and Top Corporate Team - Ford for a Cure - Captain Barb Nigretto</p> <p>For Pictures of the event, visit the Komen Greater Nashville facebook page.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Tue, 20 Nov 2012 08:45:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175813Chris Young Celebrates SOLD OUT Ryman Show <br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/14/03/images/assets/medium.5Dyv0H9Fst3clB70pycqCusfOx3UYnkApMsMohp79OY.jpg" /><br /><p>November 16, 2012...Nashville, TN...Chris Young kicked off the first leg of his headlining Liquid Neon Tour last night, starting with a SOLD OUT show from Nashvilles famed Ryman Auditorium. The date marked his first-ever hometown headlining play in Music City. Special guests on the tour include Joanna Smith and Thomas Rhett.</p> <p>Pictured L to R: Rob Beckham/ WME, Marion Kraft/ShopKeeper, Chris Young, Gary Overton/Sony Music Nashville, Sally Williams/Ryman Auditorium</p> <p>Photo Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Fri, 16 Nov 2012 08:51:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175823Hunt for a Liquid NEON Hatch Show Poster <p>Hunt for a Liquid Neon Hatch Show Poster!</p> <p>If you are going to one of Chriss Liquid Neon shows, you are in for a fun treat! In each city, Chris will be giving away one autographed copy of his exclusive Liquid Neon Hatch Show Print poster! It will take some work to win it, so pay close attention.</p> <p>In each city, Chris will hide a Liquid Neon shot glass on the day of the show. The special shot glass will be labeled with the date and city of the show they are hidden for. Follow Chris on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for a hint on where it is hidden. The first person to find the shot glass and bring it to the merch table that night will win the poster! You must have tickets to the show to win (click here to view show dates/locations and ticket links).</p> <p>In some select cities, Chris will be randomly choosing a lucky fan or two to upgrade their seats! Stay tuned to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more details!</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Tue, 13 Nov 2012 08:53:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175833Chris Young Sells Out Chicago's Joe's Bar in 20 Minutes <br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/10/14/images/assets/medium.RBERUias2PV1AbyR2fm-ehAVhic0YM08LC6Bk34lxKA.jpg" /><br /><p>November 12, 2012 Nashville, TN Tickets to see Grammy nominated singer and People magazines Sexy Man of the Week, Chris Young, at Joes Bar in Chicago went on sale Friday November 9th and SOLD OUT in 20 minutes with a line of eager fans stretching around the block. The January 23rd Chicago date will be his first public show of the new year and undoubtedly a great sign of what is to come for the young singer in 2013. Young has played the ACM Nightclub of the Year stage in the past and is thrilled to be so enthusiastically welcomed back to the famed Joes Bar on Weed St. in Chicago.</p> <p>Sold out shows are becoming a pattern for Young, who recently witnessed his upcoming Liquid Neon Tour kick-off at the legendary Ryman Auditorium (Nov. 15) sell through all available tickets. Special guests on the tour include Thomas Rhett and labelmate Joanna Smith. Additional tour stops are set for Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee.</p> <p>2012 set the bar high with high profile TV performances, hit singles, and awards nominations for the critically acclaimed, baritone-voiced singer. His latest single from his highly acclaimed third album NEON, I Can Take It From There, written by Young along with Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip, has just released to country radio. Young holds four nominations at the upcoming American Country Awards with voting open through end of day today.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Mon, 12 Nov 2012 09:03:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175853Chris Young to Perform at Academy of Country Music "Rodeo Live" Stage Dec. 11 <br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/06/01/images/assets/medium.EWKXqsf6ALXh43dOzxJOJIk_2BmRNb6jfk2kbUgluVY.jpg" /><br /><p>LAS VEGAS November 12, 2012 For the seventh consecutive year, the Academy of Country Music will host musical performances at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) held in Las Vegas from Thursday, December 6th through Saturday, December 15th. Country artists will take the Rodeo Live Stage at Cowboy Fanfest, a new, fully interactive area that will feature the best of the Western lifestyle at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The event is open to the public with free admission.</p> <p>The Academy of Country Music performances at the Rodeo Live Stage will include Ryan Beaver, Bucky Covington, Sarah Darling, Brett Eldredge, ACM award winner Jack Ingram, Chris Janson, David Nail, Aaron Watson and Chris Young. Doors open at Cowboy Fanfest at 10:00 am PT and ACM sponsored performances on the Rodeo Live Stage take place at 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm PT each day.</p> <p>The Academy is pleased to continue our partnership with NFR and excited to bring some of country musics top talent like Chris Young and new artists like Chris Janson to the fans at the inaugural Cowboy Fanfest, said Michelle Goble, SVP, Membership and Industry Relations, Academy of Country Music.</p> <p>The Academy of Country Music Rodeo Live Stage artist line-up is as follows:</p> <p>Thursday, Dec, 6, 2012 To Be Announced<br /> Friday, Dec 7, 2012 David Nail<br /> Saturday, Dec 8, 2012 Aaron Watson<br /> Sunday, Dec 9, 2012 Chris Janson<br /> Monday, Dec 10, 2012 Ryan Beaver<br /> <strong>Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 Chris Young </strong><br /> Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 Sarah Darling<br /> Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 Bucky Covington<br /> Friday, Dec 14, 2012 Jack Ingram<br /> Saturday, Dec 15, 2012 Brett Eldredge</p> <p>Specific dates and times on additional entertainers during the Wrangler NFR can be found at <a href="http://www.NFRexperience.com" target="_blank">www.NFRexperience.com</a>. Additional information about Las Vegas can be found at <a href="http://www.visitlasvegas.com" target="_blank">www.visitlasvegas.com</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Mon, 12 Nov 2012 08:57:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175843Chris Young is PEOPLE's Sexy Man of the Week <p>Were so excited for Chris to be in this weeks issue of People Magazine as their Sexy Man of the Week! Copies are on stands now thru next Thursday. Read more from AOLs The Boot:<a href="http://http://www.theboot.com/2012/11/02/chris-young-people-magazine/" target="_blank"> http://www.theboot.com/2012/11/02/chris-young-people-magazine/</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Fri, 02 Nov 2012 09:05:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175863Chris Young to Appear at American Country Awards <p>JASON ALDEAN, LADY ANTEBELLUM, DIERKS BENTLEY, LUKE BRYAN AND LITTLE BIG TOWN TO PERFORM AT AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS LIVE MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, ON FOX</p> <p>Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Casey James, LeAnn Rimes, Lee Brice, Jana Kramer, Dustin Lynch and Chris Young Among Stars Scheduled to Appear</p> <p>Voting Continues for Your Favorite Nominees Until Monday, November 12 and for Artist of the Year Continues Until Friday, December 7 at <a href="http://www.theacas.com" target="_blank">www.theacas.com</a></p> <p>Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan and Little Big Town are set to perform at the AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS (ACA) airing live from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Monday, Dec. 10 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.</p> <p>Hosted by Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth, the two-hour event will also feature appearances by Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Casey James, LeAnn Rimes, Lee Brice, Jana Kramer, Dustin Lynch and <strong>Chris Young</strong>. Additional performers and presenters to be announced soon.</p> <p>The two-hour live music spectacular offers country music fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite artists not only in traditional categories, but also in a previously unrecognized area touring encompassing the entire spectrum of country music.</p> <p>Voting for all categories remains open until Monday, Nov. 12 at www.theacas.com. Voting for Artist of the Year continues until Friday, Dec. 7.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Thu, 25 Oct 2012 09:07:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175873Win a Dream Co-Write with Chris Young <p>Enter the American Songwriters 2011 Amateur Lyric Contest and you could win a "Dream Co-Write" with RCA Recording Artist Chris Young.</p> <p>Young, who recently scored his fourth "No. 1" hit on the U.S. Country charts with his latest single "Tomorrow," wrote or co-wrote seven of the ten tracks on his new album <strong>Neon</strong>. Deadline to enter is December 2, 2011.</p> <p>Click the link below for details on how to enter your lyrics for your chance at:</p> <p>- 2011 "Dream Co-Write" With Chris Young|<br /> - Professional Demo Session<br /> - Grand Prize Trip To Nashville, TN<br /> - Martin DCX1E Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar<br /> - Legendary Shure SM58 Microphone</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Fri, 19 Oct 2012 14:21:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/177413Chris Young Earned 4 Nominations in Fan Voted American Country Awards <p><strong>NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR THIRD ANNUAL AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS </strong></p> <p><strong>AIRING LIVE MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, ON FOX </strong></p> <p>Newly Added Song of the Year Category Recognizes Songwriters</p> <p>Vote for Your Favorite Country Music Nominees Online at <a href="http://www.theacas.com" target="_blank">www.theacas.com</a>.</p> <p>The third annual AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS will air live from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Monday, Dec. 10 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Luke Bryan leads the AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS nominees with seven nominations; Lady Antebellum and Zac Brown Band each earned six nods; and Eric Church and Taylor Swift garnered five nominations.</p> <p>A Song of the Year category also has been added to this years event, in an effort to pay tribute not only to country musics top performers, but to its top songwriters, as well. The nominees are determined by the Professional Songwriting Division of the Nashville Songwriters Association International.</p> <p>Starting today, fans can vote once each day for their favorite AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS nominees at <a href="http://www.theacas.com" target="_blank">www.theacas.com</a>. Voting is open until Monday, Nov. 12 for all categories, except for Artist of the Year, which closes on Friday, Dec. 7.The nominees for each award category have been determined by four media measurement companies: BigChampagne (record sales and media consumption); Great American Country (video airplay); Mediabase (radio airplay); Pollstar (touring data); and Nashville Songwriters Association International.</p> <p>Hosted by multi-platinum recording artist Trace Adkins and Emmy and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, the two-hour live music spectacular is the only country music awards show that gives fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite artists not only in traditional categories but also in a previously unrecognized area touring encompassing the entire spectrum of country music and bestowing honors that no other awards show has.</p> <p>The AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS will feature performances and appearances by the years chart-topping country artists. Performers and presenters will be announced soon.</p> <p>Following is the list of categories and nominees for the AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS:</p> <p><strong>SINGLES </strong><br /> <strong>Single of the Year</strong><br /> Jason Aldean, Tattoos On This Town<br /> Luke Bryan, I Dont Want This Night To End<br /> Eric Church, Drink In My Hand<br /> Chris Young, <br /> Zac Brown Band, Keep Me In Mind</p> <p><strong>Single of the Year: Male </strong><br /> Jason Aldean, Tattoos On This Town<br /> Luke Bryan, I Dont Want This Night To End<br /> Kenny Chesney, <br /> Eric Church, Drink In My Hand<br /> Chris Young, </p> <p><strong>VIDEOS </strong><br /> <strong>Music Video of the Year </strong><br /> Luke Bryan, I Dont Want This Night To End<br /> Jake Owen, Alone With You<br /> Blake Shelton, God Gave Me You<br /> Keith Urban, For You<br /> Chris Young, </p> <p><strong>Music Video of the Year: Male </strong><br /> Luke Bryan, I Dont Want This Night to End<br /> Jake Owen, Alone With You<br /> Blake Shelton, God Gave Me You<br /> Keith Urban, For You<br /> Chris Young, </p> <p>AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS is executive-produced by Bob Bain (TEEN CHOICE 2012, Choice Awards). Fletcher Foster, Paul Flattery and Tisha Fein serve as producers.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Wed, 10 Oct 2012 09:10:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175883Chris Young Sells Out Ryman <br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/06/06/images/assets/medium.QnRcJSO2nYdWoV13V6fp7amSIKe0yIO8SRnVaEx_oYM.jpg" /><br /><p>YOUNG FIRES UP LIQUID NEON TOUR AS DATES ARE ANNOUNCED</p> <p>October 2, 2012 Nashville, TN - Chris Young is kicking off the first leg of his headlining Liquid Neon Tour next month, starting with a SOLD OUT show from Nashvilles famed Ryman Auditorium. The date marks his first-ever hometown headlining play in Music City.</p> <p>Special guests on the tour include Thomas Rhett, whose Valory Music Co. released self-titled debut EP includes the hits Beer With Jesus and the Top 15 track Something To Do With My Hands. RCA recording artist and Youngs labelmate, Joanna Smith, will open the shows.</p> <p>Having toured with such diverse talents as Jason Aldean, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and Rascal Flatts over the last two years, Young has earned high praise for his electrifying stage presence and hit-packed set. The Palm Beach Post declared his knee-buckling rich baritone vocalsoffered something for everyones musical interests, while the Massachusetts Daily Collegian shared that s charismatic persona had fans screaming and dancing to his set.</p> <p>LIQUID NEON TOUR DATES:</p> <p>11/15 - Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium<br /> 11/16 - Bristol, TN Viking Hall Civic Center<br /> 11/17 - Pikeville, KY Eastern Kentucky Expo Center<br /> 11/30 - Corbin, KY The Arena</p> <p>Additional Tour Dates Yet To Be Announced<br /> Youngstown, OH *with Eric Paslay and Joanna Smith<br /> Bowling Green, OH<br /> Evansville, IN<br /> Huntsville, AL<br /> Savannah, GA<br /> Chattanooga, TN</p> <p>The Liquid Neon Tour will round out an incredible year of high profile TV performances, hit singles, and awards nominations for the critically acclaimed, baritone-voiced singer. His latest single from his highly acclaimed third album NEON, I Can Take It From There, written by Young along with Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip, has just released to country radio.</p> <p>Continue to check out <a href="http://www.chrisyoungcountry.com" target="_blank">www.chrisyoungcountry.com</a> for the latest news and ticket information.</p> <p>About Chris Young: 2012 is undeniably a banner year for ACM Male Vocalist nominee Chris Young as he continues to accumulate more career highs. The year began with a sold-out headlining show, TV performances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Talk,and the 47th annual ACM Awards on CBS, a sold-out tour with Miranda Lambert, ACM nominations for Male Vocalist and Single of the Year and his fifth consecutive chart-topper. The list continues to expand with one PLATINUM and four GOLD RIAA certified singles plus a GOLD album for his sophomore release, The Man I Want To Be. The prior year saw nominations for CMA New Artist of the Year along with his first Grammy nod. He won Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Single of the Year at the 2011 American Country Awards and has made nine national TV appearances since the release of his acclaimed third record, NEON, on RCA Records Nashville. With his rich, warm baritone and penchant for writing relatable, slice-of-life songs, Young, as described by Entertainment Weekly, clearly has a long, lucrative future ahead of him. For tour dates and all the latest information on Chris Young, visitwww.chrisyoungcountry.com and follow him on Twitter @ChrisYoungMusic.</p> <p>About Thomas Rhett: Hailing from Valdosta, GA, music has been a part of twenty-two-year-old Thomas Rhetts life for as long as he can remember. He grew up in a musical family watching father Rhett Akins work as an artist and a hit songwriter. In high school, Thomas Rhett dabbled in songwriting and playing guitar before forming a band with some friends. In 2010, while still a student at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Thomas Rhett signed his first publishing deal with EMI. Shortly thereafter he landed his first cut on Jason Aldeans platinum-selling album MY KINDA PARTY with I Aint Ready To Quit. Just a year later, he signed a record contract with The Valory Music Co. He is currently in the studio working on his debut album with famed producer Jay Joyce, which will feature the Top 15 debut single, Something To Do With My Hands, and current single Beer With Jesus. This summer, Thomas Rhett has been an opener on Toby Keiths Live In Overdrive Tour, Presented by Ford F-series. Previously, hes toured with Blake Shelton, Brantley Gilbert, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Pat Green, among others. Visit ThomasRhett.com for tour dates and more.</p> <p>About Joanna Smith: Joanna Smiths laser focus as a country singer/songwriter was born out of one simple fact music was engrained in her soul from a young age, and nothing was going to get in the way of a dream that for hers is more of a destiny. A native of Crestview (Unincorporated), Georgia, her reverence for tradition, a healthy respect for the present and a desire to make her mark on the future have all led to now, to a deal with RCA Records and sitting side-by-side with acclaimed producer Buddy Cannon (Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire) making country music with themes of heartbreak, forgiveness, and even good ol fashioned murder. Her Be What It Wants To Be EP, which hit stores earlier this year, contains her new hit We Cant Be Friends. Visit <a href="http://www.JoannaSmithOfficial.com" target="_blank">www.JoannaSmithOfficial.com</a> to learn more.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Tue, 02 Oct 2012 09:57:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175903Chris Young to Headline Historic Ryman Auditorium <p></p> <p>September 7, 2012 - Nashville, TN - Middle Tennessee native and country music star Chris Young gave his fans a special treat yesterday when he announced viaexclusive video that he will make his first Nashville headlining appearance from the Mother Church of Country Music, the historic Ryman Auditorium, on November 15, 2012. The premiere headlining appearance, which includes special guests Thomas Rhett and Joanna Smith, is the first stop on Chris upcoming Liquid Neon Tour and adds to an already stellar year of high profile TV performances, hit singles, and awards nominations for the baritone-voiced singer.</p> <p>Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 14th at 10AM Central and are available via the Ryman box office, ryman.com, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.</p> <p>While Young has played the Ryman as part of the Grand Ole Opry, this historic show will mark his headlining debut on the celebrated stage. Born and raised in Murfreesboro, this momentous occasion holds a special place in the heart of this middle Tennessee native.</p> <p>"The first time I set foot on the Ryman stage was an unbelievable experience," says Young. "I am so grateful for the support of my hometown crowd all of these years and saying I cant wait for this show is an obvious understatement."</p> <p>Additional information on the Liquid Neon Tour will be announced in the coming weeks. Special guests on the tour include Thomas Rhett, whose Valory Music Co. released self-titled debut EP includes the hits "Beer With Jesus" and the Top 15 track "Something To Do With My Hands." RCA recording artist and Youngs labelmate, Joanna Smith, will open the shows. Continue to check out<a href="http://www.chrisyoungcountry.com" target="_blank">www.chrisyoungcountry.com</a>for dates.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Fri, 07 Sep 2012 10:03:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175913Chris to Headline Liquid Neon Tour <p>Chris Young is set to make his Ryman debut November 15, 2012! Tickets go on sale Friday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m. Purchase tickets here: <a href="http://www.ryman.com/event/detail/chrisyoung.html" target="_blank">http://www.ryman.com/event/detail/chrisyoung.html</a></p> <p>Read article in The Tennessean here: <a href="http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2012/09/06/watch-chris-young-announce-his-first-headlining-show-at-ryman-auditorium/" target="_blank">http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2012/09/06/watch-chris-young-announce-his-first-headlining-show-at-ryman-auditorium/</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Thu, 06 Sep 2012 10:08:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175923Chris Young Celebrates Significant Success with NEON Jubilee <br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/08/13/images/assets/medium.R0HnZ7qznFmnG8D6xdwU2LqNxV7hSiF_CtbfIZDJolo.jpg" /><br /><p>Surrounded by a packed house of his closest friends, family, and hard working team, Chris Young was aglow last night as he celebrated success in grand style at the NEON JUBILEE from aVenue in Nashville, Tennessee. The party was in honor of multiple milestones as Youngs sophomore album, The Man I Want To Be, and latest smash were both recently certified GOLD.</p> <p>Partygoers also toasted to going #1, making it Youngs fourth chart topping hit in a row. Written by Young with Frank Myers and Anthony Smith, has been called a career defining cut by the Associated Press and is Youngs best-selling digital track to date with more than 750,000 digital downloads. The track is from his recently released third album NEON, which catalogued more than 72,000 copies sold its first week of release.</p> <p>The momentum continues as Youngs newest single from highly acclaimed NEON album, impacts country radio on September 12th.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:24:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/177603Chris young sets GAC aglow with "neon" promotion <br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/06/00/images/assets/medium.Fwnwjch5BJrJC1U54q9HScT1o0o7nrIscK6c1PQNVnA.jpg" /><br /><p>Summer Heat Continues</p> <p>As "Tomorrow" Reaches PLATINUM Selling Status</p> <p>August 20, 2012 - Nashville, TN - Dont miss your chance to own a piece of Chris Young history! Now through September 10, GAC is giving you the exclusive chance to win the actual "Neon" guitar used by Young in his current hit video for the song. In addition to the unique grand prize, GAC will award an autographed copy of Youngs current album NEON to runner up winners. Check out GACtv.com for all of the details and register to win.</p> <p>The summer continues to sizzle for Young as the Sony ATV staff invited Chris, his management team, and Sony executives to celebrate Chris five consecutive No. 1 singles ("You," "Tomorrow," "Gettin You Home," "Voices," and "The Man I Want To Be"). The day prior to the already scheduled event, mega-hit "Tomorrow," (written by Young, Frank Myers, and Anthony Smith) was certified PLATINUM by the RIAA for sales exceeding one million downloads. This momentous award comes on the heels of a GOLD certification being announced last week for "The Man I Want To Be."</p> <p>Photo credit: Drew Maynard</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Mon, 20 Aug 2012 10:10:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175943Tune In Alert - Chris Young Takes Control as CMT's VJ for a Day <p>August 7, 2012 Nashville, TN Dont miss Chris Young as he commands the airwaves on CMTs VJ For A Day. The singer selects his favorite music videos from amongst his country music friends and former tour mates. The one-hour special will debut Wednesday, August 15 at 10am Eastern with repeats scheduled throughout the week. Viewers can check in to CMT Music Videos on Get Glue while you watch the show for an exclusive VJ For A Day: Chris Young sticker.</p> <p>The network will also offer an exclusive NEON Sweepstakes to light up the late summer nights. Starting today, you can enter-to-win a custom NEON sign and video chat with Chris Young. Learn more online at <a href="http://www.cmt.com" target="_blank">CMT.com</a> and stream the music video for Youngs latest hit, HERE.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Tue, 07 Aug 2012 10:46:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175953Chris Reunites with Wounded Soldier Scott LIlley at Minot AFB <br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/07/14/images/assets/medium._Q9px_SnkmElxJWMFMbsP-HkxtZW-qAR5A7tfW_8wh4.jpg" /><br /><p>The North Dakota State Fair was a good chance for country singer Chris Young and wounded warrior Scott Lilley to get together.</p> <p>Lilley, formerly of Minot Air Force Base, and Young first met when Lilley and his dad, Frank, of Roswell, N.M., traveled with Young on a Stars for Stripes tour in Iraq in October 2009. Theyve seen each other since only a couple times.</p> <p>But Thursday afternoon Young, Lilley, his wife and their family got together at Minot AFB where Young autographed CDs for airmen and their families. Young also performed Thursday night at the fair.</p> <p>Lilley, in an interview with The Minot Daily News Wednesday at Minot AFB, said going back to Iraq two years ago "put a closure to everything."</p> <p>Staff Sgt. Lilley, then with Minot AFBs 5th Security Forces, suffered a serious head injury in Iraq in April 2007 when a roadside bomb hit the Humvee he was riding in. He was hit by shrapnel. He went through treatment and recovery in Iraq, Germany and the U.S.</p> <p>Lilley and his dad were invited on the Iraq tour after meeting Judy Seale, of Nashville, Tenn., president/CEO of Stars for Stripes, a nonprofit organization that provides top-quality entertainment to deployed service members in remote areas overseas. They met in mid-2007 when Scott Lilley was a patient in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C.</p> <p>"My dad told her he wanted to go to Iraq and thank all the service members for everything theyve done for our country," Lilley said.</p> <p>Lilleys parents, Frank and Jolene Lilley, were with him throughout the time of his recovery. Scott Lilley also has three brothers with families who spent time with him when they could during his treatment and recovery.</p> <p>When the tour with Young and singer Craig Morgan was coming up, Seale invited the Lilleys to go along on it.</p> <p>"Thats how I first met Chris Young. It was his first trip going over, hed never been over there. He was excited, he was ready," Lilley said.</p> <p>Young also serves on the board of directors for Stars for Stripes.</p> <p>Seale said Thursday at Minot AFB that she did 30 entertainment tours to Iraq. She has also done numerous ones to Afghanistan. She and a small staff do all the Stars for Stripes work voluntarily.</p> <p>During the tour in Iraq, Lilley returned to some of the places he had been when assigned there.</p> <p>"We drove 20 to 30 feet within where I was blown up," he said.</p> <p>When he was injured he said there were five Humvees in his convoy."We were the third ones right in the middle. I was the only one injured," he said.</p> <p>Lilley, his dad and another wounded warrior, Sgt. 1st Class Joe Bowser, went to all the entertainers shows in Iraq and talked to the audiences.</p> <p>They also flew to Balad. "As we were flying in, its getting mortared," Lilley said. He said Bowser lost his leg in Balad to a mortar coming in.</p> <p>Lilleys cousin, of Roswell, N.M., a civilian working in Iraq, surprised them by meeting them in Balad.</p> <p>Lilley got to know Young quite well during the tour in Iraq. "Hes an awesome person," Lilley said.</p> <p>Lilley, his wife, the former Candi McCloud of Belcourt, and their family Mikisha McCloud, Jarron Otto and Mikaylie Lilley live in San Antonio, Texas, where Lilley has been a civilian employee since July 2011 with the 502nd Air Base Wing at Lackland AFB, Texas. He said they try to visit North Dakota as much as they can.</p> <p>Lilley, who received a medical discharge, remained in the Air Force until December 2010</p> <p>He wanted to stay in the military. "I wanted to do my 20 years, but the loss of my short-term memory bit me hard," he said. "Its hard retaining things now. It was never like that before."</p> <p>Eight months after Lilley was injured and had spent time undergoing treatment, he and his parents returned to Minot AFB where he was presented the Air Force Combat Action Medal. "I dont remember coming up and doing it," he said. But he said he has a photo of the presentation.</p> <p>He returned to Minot AFB to work 10 months after he was injured and then was transferred to Lackland, leaving the Minot base July 11, 2008.</p> <p>President George W. Bush took a special interest in Lilley Bush first called Lilley in the hospital and was a strong supporter during Lilleys hospitalization. Bush invited him to the White House several times. Lilley was one of 20 wounded warriors invited to play in The Bush Centers 2011 Warrior Open Golf Tournament in Dallas.</p> <p>Lilley said he tells others who are going through similar experience as his: "Its to keep a smile on your face and look at the good things that could come out of this. Dont look at all the bad things. "Actually, when I talk, even to the people who arent injured, I tell them being wounded or injured in any way, shape or form isnt the end of the world. Yes, its hard, its something you have to deal with for the rest of your life that you never thought you would or werent anticipating. But its not the end of the world to get injured or wounded. Its how you overcome it and adapt to everything that you have to adapt for," Lilley said.</p> <p>For more information about Stars for Stripes, visit <a href="http://www.starsforstripes.com" target="_blank">www.starsforstripes.com</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Fri, 27 Jul 2012 10:54:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175963Win A Trip for a Backstage Golden Tee Game with Chris <p>Its a Neon Summer! Enter to win a trip to see Chris in concert and play a game of Golden Tee with him backstage! Click <a href="http://on.fb.me/Mad3eB" target="_blank">http://on.fb.me/Mad3eB</a> to enter now!</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Thu, 26 Jul 2012 11:00:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175973Chris Wants to Raise $30,000 for Stars for Stripes <br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/13/02/images/assets/medium.PIkSDEv2_w_o8gk6o5Bkbiey73J8w0WUA0-5UIFtobo.jpg" /><br /><p>Stars For Stripes is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality celebrity entertainment to internationally deployed U.S. military forces. Chris, a Stars for Stripes supporter and board member, wants to raise $30,000 for the organization--the cost to send an entertainer overseas to perform for the troops.</p> <p>If youd like to make a donation to help Chris reach his goal, please go to <a href="http://www.starsforstripes.com" target="_blank">www.starsforstripes.com</a> -- every dollar is appreciated!</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Fri, 20 Jul 2012 11:02:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/175983Tune In Alert - Chris Young is Special Guest Star on GAC's "Top 20 Country Countdown" <br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/06/10/images/assets/medium.5GxK6eaBjAGBOg8nOXx-NeQ0arTLt8Vv6uFbKYZSnro.jpg" /><br /><p>July 19, 2012 Nashville, TN Dont miss Chris Young as special guest star on GACs Top 20 Country Countdown this week. The episode featuring Young will premiere on Friday, July 20th at 8PM ET. With the current momentum of Chris Youngs active fan base, it looks like the video for his latest hit will be in the Top 5 again this week. Check HERE to catch a re-air of the episode and HERE to cast your vote for the weekly countdown. Young is also set to appear on GACs On The Streets on July 31st.</p> <p>While visiting the GAC studios, Chris also presented network President, Ed Hardy with a plaque celebrating his last #1 video on the countdown, for mega-hit .</p> <p>2012 continues to be a banner year for RCA Recording Artist Chris Young. In addition to burning up the road with Miranda Lambert and her On Fire tour, Young recently landed his fifth consecutive #1 single and posted two RIAA certified Gold singles. His newest single, the title track to his recently released album NEON, is currently climbing the charts at country radio.</p> <p>ABOUT CHRIS YOUNG: 2012 has started off with a bang, as ACM Male Vocalist nominee Chris Young continues to notch more career accolades. The year began with a sold-out headlining show, a performance on the popular syndicated daytime program The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the kick-off of the On Fire tour with Miranda Lambert, ACM nominations for Male Vocalist and Single of the Year and most recently, his fifth consecutive #1 for The list continues to expand with three RIAA GOLD certified singles and a GOLD album for his sophomore release, The Man I Want To Be. The prior year saw nominations for CMA New Artist of the Year along with his first Grammy nod. He won Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Single of the Year at the 2011 American Country Awards and has made seven national TV appearances since the release of his third record, NEON, on July 12, 2011. With his rich, warm baritone and penchant for writing relatable, slice-of-life songs, Young has emerged as a favorite of fans and critics alike. For tour dates and all the latest information on Chris Young, visit <a href="http://www.chrisyoungcountry.com" target="_blank">www.chrisyoungcountry.com</a> and follow him on Twitter @ChrisYoungMusic.</p> <p>ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY (GAC): Great American Country is the leader in country music entertainment, and delivers to viewers the widest variety of country music, its artists and the lifestyles they influence. GAC broadcasts original country music programming, music performance specials, live concerts and music videos. GAC is available in more than 62 million households and online at <a href="http://www.GACTV.com" target="_blank">http://www.GACTV.com</a>.</p> <p>GAC is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, the leading developer of lifestyle-oriented content for television and the Internet, including HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel. Scripps Networks is based in Knoxville, Tenn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Chevy Chase, Md. and Nashville, and is a unit of Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE:SNI). If you are a member of the media, please log on to the Scripps Networks Online Media Center (http://newsroom.scrippsnetworks.com) for the latest brand news, useful photos and graphics, detailed programming information, contacts and current research. Photo Credit: GAC Chris Young and GAC President, Ed Hardy</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Thu, 19 Jul 2012 11:05:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/176033Tune In Alert - Chris Young is Special Guest Star on GAC's "Top 20 Country Countdown" <br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/09/02/images/assets/medium.QqBazLkrnL9j-cfTl5o-CcBGQNKcuLWL9VmWu6_gysY.jpg" /><br /><p>July 19, 2012 Nashville, TN Dont miss Chris Young as special guest star on GACs Top 20 Country Countdown this week. The episode featuring Young will premiere on Friday, July 20th at 8PM ET. With the current momentum of Chris Youngs active fan base, it looks like the video for his latest hit will be in the Top 5 again this week. Check HERE to catch a re-air of the episode and HERE to cast your vote for the weekly countdown. Young is also set to appear on GACs On The Streets on July 31st.</p> <p>While visiting the GAC studios, Chris also presented network President, Ed Hardy with a plaque celebrating his last #1 video on the countdown, for mega-hit .</p> <p>2012 continues to be a banner year for RCA Recording Artist Chris Young. In addition to burning up the road with Miranda Lambert and her On Fire tour, Young recently landed his fifth consecutive #1 single and posted two RIAA certified Gold singles. His newest single, the title track to his recently released album NEON, is currently climbing the charts at country radio.</p> <p>ABOUT CHRIS YOUNG: 2012 has started off with a bang, as ACM Male Vocalist nominee Chris Young continues to notch more career accolades. The year began with a sold-out headlining show, a performance on the popular syndicated daytime program The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the kick-off of the On Fire tour with Miranda Lambert, ACM nominations for Male Vocalist and Single of the Year and most recently, his fifth consecutive #1 for The list continues to expand with three RIAA GOLD certified singles and a GOLD album for his sophomore release, The Man I Want To Be. The prior year saw nominations for CMA New Artist of the Year along with his first Grammy nod. He won Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Single of the Year at the 2011 American Country Awards and has made seven national TV appearances since the release of his third record, NEON, on July 12, 2011. With his rich, warm baritone and penchant for writing relatable, slice-of-life songs, Young has emerged as a favorite of fans and critics alike. For tour dates and all the latest information on Chris Young, visit <a href="http://www.chrisyoungcountry.com" target="_blank">www.chrisyoungcountry.com</a> and follow him on Twitter @ChrisYoungMusic.</p> <p>ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY (GAC): Great American Country is the leader in country music entertainment, and delivers to viewers the widest variety of country music, its artists and the lifestyles they influence. GAC broadcasts original country music programming, music performance specials, live concerts and music videos. GAC is available in more than 62 million households and online at <a href="http://www.GACTV.com" target="_blank">http://www.GACTV.com</a>.</p> <p>GAC is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, the leading developer of lifestyle-oriented content for television and the Internet, including HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel. Scripps Networks is based in Knoxville, Tenn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Chevy Chase, Md. and Nashville, and is a unit of Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE:SNI). If you are a member of the media, please log on to the Scripps Networks Online Media Center (http://newsroom.scrippsnetworks.com) for the latest brand news, useful photos and graphics, detailed programming information, contacts and current research. Photo Credit: GAC Chris Young and GAC President, Ed Hardy</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Thu, 19 Jul 2012 11:05:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/176043