“Destined for mass appeal,” (Rolling Stone) Young released his “soothing, approachable” (New York Times) self-titled debut album on BMLG Records. The GOLD-certified album became an instant success, leading to breakout hit “In Case You Didn’t Know” being listed in 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 debut in the Top 50 of their all-genre Top Thumb Hundred list. The song’s official music video was greeted with matched enthusiasm, surpassing 160 million+ views since its release and landing among Vevo’s top all-genre videos of 2017. Young is also the only artist to have two videos on Vevo’s Top Country Videos chart for 2017.
Young launched his own headlining CALIVILLE TOUR in October, selling out every stop following runs with Country’s hottest including Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett. His momentum continued throughout 2017, landing on multiple Billboard Year End charts and being the only Country talent on the Top New Artists. He also took the No. 2 spot on the Year End Hot Country Songs, Country Digital Songs and Country Streaming Songs charts. ASCAP recognized his “quintessential breakout year,” honoring Young for one of the Most Played Songs of the Year with “Sleep Without You.” Young was named a Ticketmaster New Favorite Artist of 2017, Rare Country’s Best New Artist and was Shazam’s only Country act included on their Emerging Artists of 2017 list. He also drew prestigious CMA, ACM, Teen Choice Award, CMT Music Awards and AIMP Award nominations.
Young is slated to perform at the AT&T College Football Playoff concert in Atlanta this afternoon before hitting the road again for headline dates. Fans can also catch him on January 17 in Riviera Maya, Mexico for Luke Bryan’s CRASH MY PLAYA Festival before joining Thomas Rhett’s LIFE CHANGES TOUR 2018. For additional information, visit: brettyoungmusic.com.