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Artist of the Week: Chris Young

6 August 2021 | 9:41 am | Mallory Arbour

CountryTown in partnership with iHeartCountry Australia is proud to announce multi-platinum RCA Records entertainer, Chris Young as our Artist Of The Week.

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CountryTown in partnership with iHeartCountry Australia is proud to announce Chris Young as our Artist Of The Week, following the release of his new album, Famous Friends.

The multi-platinum RCA Records Nashville entertainer has accumulated an impressive list of accomplishments, including membership in the iconic Grand Ole Opry, more than 4 Billion on-demand streams, 13 million singles sold, 11 career #1 singles, 21 R.I.A.A. gold/platinum/multi-platinum certified projects, 2 Grammy nominations, 3 Country Music Association nominations and 4 Academy of Country Music nominations along with a win for ‘Performance of the Year’ at 2020’s CMT Music Awards. These accomplishments and more landed him in the Top 20 of Billboard’s top country artists of the decade.

Young today releases his highly anticipated eighth studio album, Famous Friends. Led by the Billboard and Mediabase top 5 and rising title track with Kane Brown, the 14-song project features several more of Chris’s famous friends, including collaborations with Lauren Alaina and Mitchell Tenpenny, plus background vocals from Sarah Buxton, Hillary Lindsey and Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney.

Speaking of the album, he says, “There are so many incredibly talented artists, songwriters and producers – all friends of mine - who helped make this album possible. Having friends share their talents as collaborators, songwriters, producers and more, it’s only natural to call the album Famous Friends.”

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In addition to Raised On Country, Drowning, Town Ain’t Big Enough and Famous Friends, which recently won for CMT Music Award for ‘Collaborative Video of the Year’, the album features his new song, Rescue Me. Written with Josh Hoge, Mark Holman, Matthew McGinn and Christian Davis Stalnecker, Young first teased the track on Instagram.

He says, “I think Rescue Me is such a cool twist on the typical love song concept. People were already falling in love with it just based off short social teases. It’s something special and I’m proud to have helped write it and produce it alongside Mark Holman.”

Keep up to date with Chris Young on his Facebook page here.

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