Pictured (L-R): Big Machine Label Group’s Scott Borchetta, BMI’s David Preston, Jesse Lee, Ole’sJohn Ozier, Brett Young, ASCAP’s Michael Martin, BMLG Records’ Jimmy Harnen, Big Machine Music’s Mike Molinar
Photo Credit: Ed Rode
Pictured (L-R): Back Row – BMLG Records’ Andrew Thoen, Leah Fisher, Scott Borchetta, Lauren Longbine; Front Row: BMLG Records’ Jimmy Harnen, Jesse Lee, Brett Young, BMLG Records’ Liz Santana, Michelle Kammerer, Matthew Hargis
Photo Credit: Ed Rode
Unstoppable Hot Streak Continues as MULTI-PLATINUM Selling Artist Commemorates One Year Anniversary of GOLD Self-Titled Album
NASHVILLE, TN (February 13, 2018) – It has only been one year since Brett Young emerged on the Country music scene with the release of his debut self-titled album (BMLG Records), but he has been “in the fast lane to become one of country’s breakout stars” (Washington Post) ever since, quickly setting himself apart from the pack as he continues to garner unprecedented accolades for a debut artist. One of only three acts within the genre to earn GOLD-certification for an album released last year, Young has taken “country radio by storm” (Billboard), consistently skyrocketing to the top of the charts, with three consecutive No. 1 hits. Yesterday at Nashville Underground, Young celebrated his latest chart-topping hit “Like I Loved You,” which he wrote alongside Jesse Lee.
Young’s breakout smash “In Case You Didn’t Know” has reached 3X PLATINUM status, making him the only debut Country artist since 2014 to earn the honor and the only new Country act to have a song released in 2017 go MULTI-PLATINUM. The hit’s official music video surpassed 170 million views – more than any debut Country artist and the only artist with two videos on VEVO’s Top Country Videos of 2017. Drawing in a devoted fanbase with his unique voice, “a gentle and seductive combination of silk and gravel” (All Access), Young “doesn’t sound like anyone else in Nashville” (Omaha World Herald). Named as the only Country act to Billboard’s Top 10 New Artists, fans have flocked to hear his distinct sound live, selling out every single stop on his debut headlining CALIVILLE TOUR.
Young’s “soothing, approachable” (New York Times) self-titled debut album became an instant success upon its 2017 release when it dominated the Top 20 on the Country Albums chart for 37 weeks. All three of the album’s singles became fast hits, with his lead single PLATINUM-certified “Sleep Without You” climbing to the top of the charts. His follow up smash hit “In Case You Didn’t Know” landed amongst the New York Times 54 Best Songs of 2017, touted as “one of this year’s most impressive pop songs.” Amazon Music named the track as the Top Country Song of 2017 while Pandora listeners also recognized Young’s hit in the Top 50 of their all-genre Top Thumb Hundred list. Young’s latest single “Like I Loved You” soared to the top of the charts, holding the No. 1 spot for three weeks. Fans can catch Young on Thomas Rhett’s LIFE CHANGES TOUR 2018 this spring. For additional information, visit: brettyoungmusic.com.