Chris Young - NewsThe latest news from Chris Younghttp://chrisyoungcountry.com/newsChris Young Caps New York City Run with Sold-Out Headlining Show at Best Buy Theater<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/09/10/images/assets/medium.05LVN-ZG4NuKidzj9f4kAaes4c2MDX66K_meW3d6BHs.jpg" /><br /><center> <p>Appearances include "Late Show With David Letterman," SI Now and MLB Fan Cave</p> </center> <br /> <br /> <p>If I havent made it clear...I love New York. #thatisall read a recent tweet from Chris Young. The Big Apple showed its love in return for the RCA Records singer/songwriter, with fans packing a sold-out headlining show at the Best Buy Theater last Friday, his first stop in the city in nearly two years.<br /> <br /> The tour date capped off an impressive run in New York City, which also included the 29 year-old singers debut appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman, performing his latest smash Lonely Eyes from his fourth album, A.M.<br /> <br /> An avid sports fan, Young had the opportunity that same week to guest on SI Now to share his thoughts on Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys, as well as his occasional mistaken identity with the Seattle Mariners pitcher of the same name. Chris also made an unannounced appearance at the MLB Fan Cave in Manhattan last week, surprising several hundred fans with a pop-up show inside the venue as part of the concert series presented by Budweiser. Youngs MLB Fan Cave performance will be highlighted on MLBFanCave.com in the coming weeks.</p> <p>Photo credit: Casey McCabe<br /> </p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:24:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/232793Kidde and Country Music Star Chris Young Increase Fire Safety and Help Burn-Injured Firefighters<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/03/07/images/assets/medium.qHQLWliLOoPPW-b-7FjkZ0qAI9JUF8XUF2dEuS4u8pc.jpg" /><br /><p>Kidde Fire Safety joined country music stars Chris Young and Kix Brooks and fire service leaders to offer their support to new campaigns that will help protect families and assist burn-injured firefighters. Kidde, a leading manufacturer of residential fire safety products, is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).<br /> <br /> Kidde will donate 2,000 Worry-Free sealed-battery smoke alarms to fire departments in select cities along Youngs 2015 A.M. World Tour and will contribute $25,000 to sponsor Phoenix Societys new Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery (SOAR) program to support burned firefighters. Every year, approximately 100 firefighters die in the line of duty and thousands are injured. Knowing simple safety steps, such as replacing outdated smoke alarms and having an escape plan, can help families stay safer and help protect first responders. Kidde Worry-Free smoke alarms contain a sealed-in battery that lasts 10 years, the recommended life of a smoke alarm.<br /> <br /> One of my best friends recently became a firefighter, and the risk they take really hits home. Im glad to be part of a cause that will help support first responders and local communities along my tour, said Young.<br /> <br /> The Phoenix SOAR program connects those recently injured with burn survivors and family members who can support their recovery. Started in 2003 with funding from Kidde, the program operates in 64 hospitals and burn centers across the country.<br /> <br /> In 2013, the nonprofit organization partnered with the International Association of Firefighters Charitable Foundation and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) to develop a version of Phoenix SOAR for burn-injured firefighters. Kidde is the new programs inaugural sponsor.<br /> <br /> The purpose of Phoenix SOAR is simple: No survivor of a burn injury should feel alone, said Amy Acton, executive director of Phoenix Society and a burn survivor. Every year, 40,000 people are hospitalized with burn injuries, but firefighters have unique challenges. This program will enable them to get support from peers who know firsthand what theyve experienced.<br /> <br /> Luis Nevarez, burn survivor and Tulare Fire Department (California) division chief, shared his experience at todays event. Nevarez lost his left forearm to an electrical burn in 2002.<br /> <br /> I was back on a fire truck 364 days after my accident, Nevarez said. I was missing an arm, but my heart and my passion were there. As a Phoenix SOAR peer supporter, I want to inspire other burn survivors. I want someone to look at me and say, Because of you, I didnt give up!<br /> <br /> Wednesdays announcement at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum follows the launch of Kiddes Spotlight on Fire Safety ad campaign featuring Chris Young and the Nashville Fire Department. The commercials will air during tonights broadcast of The 48th Annual CMA Awards on ABC TV stations in New York; Los Angeles; Chicago; Philadelphia; San Francisco; Houston; Raleigh, North Carolina; Fresno, Calif. and Nashville. This is Kiddes third year as a local sponsor.<br /> <br /> Kidde is committed to making products that help save lives and empowering families to take steps that will help keep them safe. Those steps also protect firefighters, said Chris Rovenstine, vice president of marketing, Kidde. re excited to expand our support of the Phoenix Societys SOAR program and work with Chris Young to help communicate the importance of working smoke alarms.<br /> <br /> Kix Brooks, the 2013 CMA National Broadcast Personality of the Year and a radio spokesman for Kidde; Chief Ronald Siarnicki, executive director of NFFF; Tennessee State Fire Marshal Gary West; and National Association of State Fire Marshals President Butch Browning also attended. To learn more, visit www.kidde.com.<br /> <br /> About Kidde<br /> Kidde is a leading manufacturer of residential smoke alarms, carbon monoxide (CO) alarms and fire extinguishers, and has been delivering advanced fire-safety technology since it produced the first integrated smoke detection and carbon dioxide extinguishing system nearly 100 years ago. Kidde is part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.kidde.com or follow @KiddeSafety on Twitter.<br /> <br /> About Chris Young<br /> Chris Youngs latest album A.M. has already yielded his Gold certified, sixth chart-topper Who I Am With You and Top 5 hit and Gold certified single Aw Naw. The Grammy-nominated singers latest hit, Lonely Eyes, is quickly climbing the charts. Fans can follow Chris on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and get tickets to catch him on the A.M. World Tour at www.chrisyoungcountry.com.<br /> <br /> Photo credit: Sanford Myers<br /> <br /> Photo left to right: Heather Caldwell, Communications & Marketing Manager, Kidde; Chief Ronald Siarnicki, executive director, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation; Chris Young, chart-topping Country Music star; Jim Ward, President, Kidde Fire Safety; Kix Brooks, chart-topping Country Music star and CMA award-winning radio personality; Amy Acton, executive director, The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors; Luis Nevarez, Tulare Fire Department, burn survivor and SOAR member; Chris Rovenstine, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Kidde Fire Safety; Chief Fire Marshall Butch Browning, president, National Association of State Fire Marshals and Commissioner & Fire Marshal Gary West, TN Department of Commerce and Insurance</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12:51:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/231453Chris Young to Make "Late Show with David Letterman" Debut<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/05/10/images/assets/medium.hv7KRO0IVZ1g08JGA0QG2-K4zvQPDOyYRxScricsxHk.jpg" /><br /><p>Chris Young will be heading to the Big Apple a few days earlier than planned next week. While Young is gearing up for his headlining show at Best Buy Theater on November 14, his first show in the city in nearly two years, the RCA Records Nashville singer/songwriter will arrive early to make his debut performance on the Late Show with David Letterman. Young will tape a performance of his latest smash, Lonely Eyes, set to air on the Late Show with David Letterman Friday, November 14 at 11:35pm eastern/10:35pm central on CBS. The performance will mark not only Youngs first time playing the esteemed show, but also the national TV debut of the song.</p> <p>The single singer is also making headlines as Country Weekly magazines fan-voted Country Musics Sexiest Man. Chris Young will grace the cover of the November 17 issue (on stands November 7) of Country Weekly and fans can get a sneak peek <a href="http://www.countryweekly.com/news/first-look-chris-young-cover-sexiest-man">HERE.</a></p> <p>Chris Youngs latest album A.M. has already yielded his Gold certified, sixth chart-topper Who I Am With You and Top 5 hit and Gold certified single Aw Naw. His latest hit, Lonely Eyes, is quickly climbing the charts. Young has sold-out 20 headlining shows in the U.S. since this summer. The Grammy-nominated singer recently announced his 2015 A.M. World Tour, with dates set for Australia, Ireland, Germany and the UK. Join the conversation with Chris Youngs more than 2.2 million followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and get tickets to catch him on tour at www.chrisyoungcountry.com.</p> <p>Photo credit: Sheryl Nields</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Tue, 04 Nov 2014 08:31:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/231183Chris Young to Host Pre-Telecast Awards Ceremony<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/13/05/images/assets/medium.IwYpAP0XfwF0M2veuI3rQh0ZM_ne_MDmTmgfsI1u-_A.jpg" /><br /><p>The 48th Annual CMA Awards is living up to its reputation as Country Musics Biggest Night with the addition of the Doobie Brothers, Hunter Hayes, Jennifer Nettles, Michael McDonald, Thomas Rhett, and Cole Swindell to the performance lineup.</p> <p>The 48th Annual CMA Awards, which is hosted for the seventh time by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, airs live Wednesday, Nov. 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.</p> <p>Ashley Monroe has been added to Blake Sheltons performance. Superstar performances previously announced include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Kacey Musgraves, Paisley, Shelton, George Strait, The Band Perry, Underwood, and Keith Urban.</p> <p>The CMA Awards has a long history of presenting cross-genre duets and 2014 is no exception with Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor performing with Little Big Town and Lambert respectively. Presenting trophies during the three-hour gala are supermodel Lilly Aldridge, Brantley Gilbert, Darius Rucker, and CMA Awards nominees Lee Brice, Brandy Clark, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Martina McBride, and Kip Moore. Previously announced presenters include Connie Britton, Garth Brooks, Lucy Hale, Tim Tebow, Steven Tyler, and Trisha Yearwood.</p> <p>Chris Young will host the Pre-Telecast CMA Awards ceremonies (6:30 PM/CT). Winners for Musical Event, Music Video, and Musician of the Year, as well as the 2014 CMA Broadcast Awards winners for Radio Station and Personality of the Year will be recognized.</p> <p>The 48th Annual CMA Awards is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Paul Miller is the Director, and David Wild is the writer. The special will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABCs selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.</p> <p>For more information, visit CMAawards.com. Chevrolet is the Official Ride of Country Music. American Airlines is the Official Airline of the CMA Awards.</p> <p>Photo credit: CMA</p> <div style="left: -1000px; top: 284.5px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden; position: absolute;"></div> <div style="left: -1000px; top: 429.29px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden; position: absolute;"></div> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Mon, 03 Nov 2014 10:46:00 -0800http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/231023Kidde and Chris Young Partner to Shine a "Spotlight on Fire Safety"<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/04/05/images/assets/medium.JeBkZX_N2XD0veFzbcasrwXA3R4egzicxpfVr1PLBJk.jpg" /><br /><p>Grammy nominated singer Chris Young and Kidde Fire Safety are partnering to shine a Spotlight on Fire Safety. The televised ad campaign features the Country Music chart-topper and highlights how Kiddes Worry-Free sealed-battery smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms help provide peace of mind and help keep consumers safe. Kidde, a leading manufacturer of residential fire safety products, is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).</p> <p>Filmed on location with the Nashville Fire Department, the 30- and 15-second spots featuring the RCA Records Nashville recording artist will air on ABC stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Houston, Raleigh, Fresno and Nashville beginning Oct. 27 in the weeks surrounding The 48th CMA Music Awards on ABC on Nov. 5. Young and Kidde representatives will join national and local fire service leaders for an official kick off the morning of The CMA Awards in Nashville.</p> <p>It really hit home for me the day we filmed the commercial when one of my best friends texted me that he had just gotten his dream job as a firefighter with the Clarksville (Tennessee) Fire Department, said Young. m glad to know I can help keep him and other firefighters safer at work with Kiddes Spotlight on Fire Safety.</p> <p>Working with Chris Young and the Nashville Fire Department was a great experience, said Chris Rovenstine, vice president of marketing, Kidde. This is our third year locally sponsoring The CMA Awards on ABC. Kiddes mission, to help protect family and property from fire, directly aligns with the core values of many country music fans family, home and safety. Its a partnership that resonates and that will hopefully help save lives.</p> <p>Kiddes Worry-Free alarms are designed to simplify choosing the right alarm for the right location. It is the first UL-listed comprehensive line of smoke, CO and combination alarms containing a sealed, lithium battery that lasts 10 years eliminating low battery chirps and providing nonstop protection.</p> <p>The campaign with Young also includes a 30-second public service announcement focusing on simple home fire safety steps:</p> <p>1. Replace smoke alarms every 10 years. Consider installing smoke alarms with a 10-year sealed-in, tamper-proof battery such as Kiddes Worry-Free alarms.</p> <p>2. Place fire extinguishers within reach on every level of your home.</p> <p>3. Install UL-listed CO alarms on each floor and near bedrooms.</p> <p>4. Create and practice an escape plan with your family.</p> <p>5. Commit to being a safety hero. Staying fire safe helps keep your family safer and reduces the risk of injury and death to firefighters.</p> <p>To view the ads, visit YouTube.com/user/KiddeFireSafety or www.kidde.com.</p> <p>Photo Credit: Big Chief Entertainment</p> <p><strong>About</strong> <strong>Chris Young</strong> --Chris Youngs latest album A.M. has already yielded his Gold certified, sixth chart-topper Who I Am With You and Top 5 hit and Gold certified single Aw Naw. His latest hit, Lonely Eyes, is quickly climbing the charts. Fans can follow Chris on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and get tickets to catch him on the A.M. World Tour at www.chrisyoungcountry.com.</p> <p><strong>About The CMA Awards -- </strong>The<strong></strong>first CMA Awards Banquet and Show was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast for the first time making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network television. The Awards have aired on ABC since 2006. ABC will be the network home of The CMA Awards and CMAs other two television properties, CMA Music Festival: Countrys Night to Rock and CMA Country Christmas, through 2021.</p> <p><strong>About Kidde</strong> -- Kidde is a leading manufacturer of residential smoke alarms, carbon monoxide (CO) alarms and fire extinguishers, and has been delivering advanced fire-safety technology since it produced the first integrated smoke detection and carbon dioxide extinguishing system nearly 100 years ago. Kidde is part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.kidde.com or follow @KiddeSafety on Twitter.</p> <div style="left: -1000px; top: 376.4px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden; position: absolute;"></div> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:32:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/230413Chris Young Fires Up Fans and Critics on the Road<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/10/04/images/assets/medium.s9ziqL0TANkRJEQVEf-pO19iMWQm4qQeumKhaUM_lWw.jpg" /><br /><p>Its been a red-hot summer for Chris Young! The RCA Records singer spent the weekend closing out the first leg of Dierks Bentleys RISER Tour, joining to play to packed houses in sixteen major markets over five months. In addition to performing for capacity crowds on the RISER Tour, Young has amassed eighteen of his own sold-out headlining dates during that same span. The countrys critics are noticing Youngs star power, with rave reviews for his live show:</p> <p>With a headline-worthy hit-filled repertoire, Young controls the stage with confidencesustained, deafening standing ovation, the likes of which usually only erupt for megastars. UT San Diego</p> <p>Young was commanding and confident throughout his set, which relied heavily on his biggest asset: his vocals. Houston Chronicle</p> <p>his ability to command the stageseparated him Cleveland.com</p> <p>proved that he could be a headliner in his own right. Times Leader</p> <p>Next up for Young are shows in Selma, NC (10/4), Nacogdoches, TX (10/9) and Biloxi, MS (10/10).</p> <p>Chris Youngs latest album A.M. has already yielded the Gold certified, sixth chart-topper Who I Am With You and Top 5 hit and Gold certified single Aw Naw. His latest hit, Lonely Eyes, is quickly climbing the charts. Join the conversation with Chris Youngs more than 2.1 million followers on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/chrisyoungmusic">Facebook</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/chrisyoungmusic">Instagram</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/chrisyoungmusic">Twitter</a> and get tickets to catch him on tour at <a href="http://www.chrisyoungcountry.com">www.chrisyoungcountry.com</a>.</p> <p>Photo credit: Ben Enos</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:23:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/226493Chris Young Continues Sold-Out Streak this Summer with Capacity Crowds<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/04/04/images/assets/medium.9fdtIbZanG5aaTpLzZakEXCUtFoEH9nbNVwpsN0f7Wk.jpg" /><br /><p>RCA Records singer Chris Young is continuing to stack up sold-out shows with eighteen headlining dates playing to capacity crowds since May 1. Fans have packed in for Youngs summertime shows in Westbury, NY, Glens Falls, NY, Sylvania, OH, Hot Springs, AR, Choctaw, MS, Bossier City, LA, Robinsonville, MS, Glen Allen, VA, Minden, NV, Billings, MT, Sterling, CO, Kalispell, MT, Grand Island, NE, Pueblo, CO and Ft Worth, TX, in addition to this past weekends dates in Frederick, MD, Hampton Beach, NH and Newport, RI.</p> <p>Young recently ramped up his concert production in 2014 to include five video panels, custom graphics and an elevated catwalk, giving fans a full-tilt, 90-minute show packed with hits including You Home, The Man I Want To Be, and his most recent chart-topper, Who I Am With You. The new single Lonely Eyes, from his current album A.M., plus fan favorites Save Water, Drink Beer and But The Cooler Left also guarantee a rave response from the crowds.</p> <p>Young will rejoin the Riser Tour with Dierks Bentley for shows in <a href="http://www.ticketmaster.com/dierks-bentley-riser-tour-2014-cincinnati-ohio-09-25-2014/event/16004C66E4D4A9EE?artistid=876505&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=2">Cincinnati, OH,</a> <a href="http://concerts.livenation.com/event/05004C35B14CDB01?crosssite=TM_US:876505:40964">Cuyahoga Falls, OH</a> and <a href="http://concerts.livenation.com/event/05004C2FCCAED779?crosssite=TM_US:876505:41099">Noblesville, IN</a> this upcoming weekend.</p> <p>Chris Youngs latest album A.M. has already yielded the Gold certified, sixth chart-topper Who I Am With You and Top 5 hit and Gold certified single Aw Naw. The latest hit, Lonely Eyes, is quickly climbing the charts. Join the conversation with Chris Youngs more than 2.1 million followers on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/chrisyoungmusic">Facebook</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/chrisyoungmusic">Instagram</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/chrisyoungmusic">Twitter</a> and get tickets to catch him on tour at <a href="http://www.chrisyoungcountry.com">www.chrisyoungcountry.com</a>.</p> <p>Photo credit: Rick Farrell: Mojo Photography</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:56:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/225783Chris Young Headlines Sold-Out Show In Ft. Worth, Texas<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/06/00/images/assets/medium.neDZ3s5g0iFkJZpw13EC43HvU0FCHYnOKToS4ot2M4Q.jpg" /><br /><p><span style="display: none;"></span></p> <div id="cke_pastebin" style="left: -1000px; top: 16px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden; position: absolute;"></div> <p>Chris Young proved the age-old adage that everything is bigger in Texas when he headlined a sold-out show at Billy Bobs Ft. Worth over the weekend to a capacity crowd of nearly 6,000 fans. The date marks his second sold out show at the venue and his first play in the market in nearly three years.</p> <p>Billy Bobs is one of my absolute favorite venues to play shares the 29-year old RCA Records artist. I always say I love playing anywhere in Texas and that goes double for this venue. Im so happy to get to play for another sold out crowd in Ft. Worth/Dallas.</p> <p>The Worlds Largest Honky Tonk is almost too small to contain Chris Youngs talent, shares venue President Concho Minick. Sellouts are becoming the expectation as are knock out shows.</p> <p>Young returns to the road this weekend with headlining dates in Frederick, MD, Hampton Beach, NH, Newport, RI, Webster, MA and Bloomsburg, PA and will rejoin the Riser Tour with Dierks Bentley for shows in Cincinnati, OH, Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Nobelsville, IN the following weekend.</p> <p>Lonely Eyes is the third single from his current album A.M. The album has already yielded the Gold certified, sixth chart-topper Who I Am With You and Top 5 hit and Gold certified single Aw Naw. Join the conversation with Chris Youngs more than 2.1 million followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and get tickets to catch him on tour at <a href="http://www.chrisyoungcountry.com">www.chrisyoungcountry.com</a>.</p> <p>Photo credit: Chris Spinks/Billy Bobs Ft. Worth</p> <p></p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:02:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/225263Chris Makes Generous Donation to Nashville School of the Arts<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/05/04/images/assets/medium.cvimrKLqAmu15B5--xkXTaUZ0ePK22GgLBVzfFKK1vE.jpg" /><br /><p class="p1">Chris Young<b></b>visited Nashville School of the Arts (NSA) yesterday to take part in its student produced program, "NSA Presents."Young, a YoungArts alumni and US Presidential Scholars in the Arts recipient while a student in Middle Tennessee, held true to apromise made earlier this year.</p> <p class="p1">At the programs opening, Young made a presentation of his own, donating $30,000 to Nashville School of the Arts to help update and upgrade the school auditorium. NSA 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 class="p2">Photo credit: Edwards Photography Studios</p> <p class="p2">Pictured left to right: Dr. Gregory Stewart (Executive Principal, NSA), Chris Young, Brandon Mimms (NSA student), Sara Sparks (NSA student), Kara Kindall (Theater Chair, NSA), Wells Adams (Lightning 100 on-air personality and NSA Presents moderator)</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:17:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/224433Chris Young's Latest Hit Inspired By A Favorite Hangout<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/04/14/images/assets/medium.J87HqyZjnDVt1jrquLbGHn0Pkmu8GsujeHRPO7nDSUs.jpg" /><br /><p class="p1">Chris Young admits to the occasional late night hang at Nashvilles renowned Losers Bar & Grill but this week hes singing about it! The single singers latest smash, Lonely Eyes, inspired by the local hangout, is impacting country radio this week, scoring the 2nd most added track with over 46 stations on board!</p> <p class="p1">Yeah, Ive spent my fair share of time at Losers (Bar & Grill) in Nashville, laughs Young. As a songwriter I like to always be observing the world around me because you never know where youll find inspiration, and Ive seen moments like what I sing about in Lonely Eyes go down all the time. Ive always said the best song wins, and the soaring melody and smart lyrics of this song grabbed me from the first time I heard it.</p> <p class="p1"><i>Billboard Country Update</i> recently highlighted the song in <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=f587c73e94&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s1">Makin Tracks</span></a> and compares the storyline to forever favorites (Kenny Rogers), The Chair (George Strait), and Drink On It (Blake Shelton). Written by Johnny Bulford, Jason Matthews, and Laura Veltz, Lonely Eyes watches two strangers lock eyes at a bar and imagine where the night might lead.</p> <p class="p1">Early praise for the song includes:</p> <p class="p1">Chris turns the charm meter up to 10 on this throbbing roadhouse romance. <i>Music Row</i></p> <p class="p1">Chris Young is one of the strongest male vocalists in the format right nows smooth vocals will strike a chord with all the women out there. <i>All Access</i></p> <p class="p1">He has a brand. This traditional country song will strike a chord with fans <i>Taste of Country</i></p> <p class="p1">Chris Youngs 3<span class="s2"><sup>rd</sup></span> single off his album <i>A.M.</i> is his best yet. <i>Whiskey Riff</i></p> <p class="p1">Lonely Eyes is the third single from his current album <a href="http://monarchpublicity.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a202cb32563783d232c7132&id=1dc2965cf0&e=c4eeaefb17"><span class="s3"><i>A.M.</i></span></a> The album has already yielded the Gold certified chart-topper Who I Am With You and Top 5 hit and Gold certified single Aw Naw.</p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:01:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/223093Chris Completes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/12/10/images/assets/medium.TX-gWO9348oqavnEa2ltDq3CKyOWeBoCTpTcjKZBq2E.jpg" /><br /><p>Last weekend, Chris accepted the ice bucket challenge to bring awareness to the efforts to strike out ALS. He passed along the challenge to Brad Paisley, Kevin Collier and Jon Stone of American Young. See Chriss video below and donate to ALS at <a href="http://www.alsa.org">alsa.org</a>.</p> <p></p> <div id="fb-root"></div> <script>(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));</script> <div class="fb-post" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152578081844477" data-width="466"> <div class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152578081844477">Post</a> by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/chrisyoungmusic">Chris Young</a>.</div> </div> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:34:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/222013Chris Young and The Doobie Brothers Song Revealed<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/chris_young/media/11/00/images/assets/medium.D_sRax1U9uPdSr3e-BhYMD_u7J1Otf4YRASSIj5it8U.jpg" /><br /><p class="p1">Country music is celebrating four-time GRAMMY winning band The Doobie Brothers with the November 4 release of <i>Southbound</i>, as some of countrys biggest stars join The Doobie Brothers with Michael McDonald for all-new recordings of the bands classic hits. Blake Shelton, Casey James, Charlie Worsham, Johnnyswims Amanda Sudano Ramirez, and Tyler Farr have been added to the roster of artists choosing their favorite Doobie songs to record with the band, with selected tracks featuring special instrumental contributions from Hunter Hayes and Vince Gill.</p> <p class="p5">Releasing on Arista Nashville, <i>Southbound</i> also features previously announced artists Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Zac Brown Band, Sara Evans, <strong>Chris Young</strong>, Jerrod Niemann, and Love and Theft.</p> <p class="p5">The Doobie Brothers most recent studio lineup harkens back to their earliest days. Fellow singer-songwriter-guitarist-lead-vocalists Patrick Simmons and Tom Johnston continue to front the group, while multi-instrumentalist John McFees history with the Brothers dates back to 1978, after his stint with Southern Pacific. Michael McDonald returns to The Doobie Brothers for this project, which invites fans to once again Listen to the Music in a whole new way.</p> <p class="p5">Joining The Doobie Brothers on these new recordings, the guest artists and a complete track listing (sequence pending) are as follows:</p> <p class="p5">Black Water with Zac Brown Band<br /> <strong>China Grove with Chris Young</strong><br /> Jesus Is Just Alright with Casey James<br /> Listen to the Music with Blake Shelton with Hunter Hayes on guitar<br /> Long Train Runnin with Toby Keith<br /> with Charlie Worsham<br /> Down the Highway with Brad Paisley<br /> South City Midnight Lady with Jerrod Niemann<br /> Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While) with Tyler Farr<br /> It to the Streets with Love and Theft<br /> What a Fool Believes with Sara Evans<br /> You Belong to Me with Amanda Sudano Ramirez of the band Johnnyswim with Vince Gill on guitar</p> <p class="p5">The album is currently available for pre-order here: <a href="http://smarturl.it/amzsouthbound"><span class="s1">http://smarturl.it/amzsouthbound</span></a><span class="s2">.</span></p> <p class="p5">In choosing the album title, The Doobie Brothers Tom Johnston remarked, <i>Southbound</i> seemed like the perfect name of this collaboration project with all these dynamic country artists. The band has a lot of roots, both musically and lyrically, from the South such as blues, country, R&B, and folk. To us it was a natural fit that it be called <i>Southbound</i>.</p> <p class="p5">As durable as American steel, Northern Californias four-time GRAMMY winning Doobie Brothers have become part of Americas musical firmament. The Doobies have rung up a glittering track record that would be the envy of any band. Beginning with their multi-million-selling sophomore collection <i>Toulouse Street</i>, the Doobies have 3 multi-platinum, 7 platinum and 14 gold albums. Their <i>Best of the Doobies</i> has sold more than 11 million copies a rare diamond record. To date, the bands propulsive, roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven style has sold more than 40 million albums.</p> <p class="p5">Their #1 singles Black Water and What a Fool Believes, both gold, lead a catalog of indelible songs that includesJesus Is Just Alright, Down the Highway, Long Train Runnin China Grove, Take Me in Your Arms, It to the Streets, Minute by Minute, You Belong to Me, The Doctor, and more. In all, the Doobies have tallied five top 10 singles and 16 top 40 hits.</p> <p class="p5">Formed in 1969 by Simmons and Johnston, the Doobies made their mark with a run of punchy, melodic hits on Warner Bros. Records, attaining radio and chart ubiquity in the early The groups expanded line-up was later augmented by Michael McDonald, whose soaring lead vocals pushed the band to new commercial and critical heights.</p> <p class="p5"><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/chris_young/media/05/08/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.i_b7nzt5xpgt2npsjks7agbqg2eallk0wvv3yxvdhcw.jpg?1407431580" style="width: 400px; height: 400px;" /></p> <p>From <a href="http://chrisyoungcountry.com/">chrisyoungcountry.com</a></p>Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:09:00 -0700http://chrisyoungcountry.com/news/220973Play 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/177413