With days to go until his induction as the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry and the release of his seventh studio album, Losing Sleep, Chris Young is revealing the launch of his 2018 headlining concerts.
Proclaimed a “headliner on his own, capable of stirring an audience in ways very few in country music can” (Taste of Country) and “one of the more commanding voices in country music” (Houston Chronicle), the Grammy-nominated singer has invited his Sony Music Nashville label mates Kane Brown and LANCO to join as special guests for the first leg of the “Chris Young Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour.”
“I’m excited about getting out on the road in the new year with Kane and the guys from LANCO,” says Young. “It’s been really cool to write, record and tour with Kane over the last year. And then to have LANCO bring their unique energy out on the road too - I can guarantee it’s going to be a great time.”
Recently invited to become the newest member of the iconic Grand Ole Opry, Chris Young has earned multiple ACM, BBMA, CMA, CMT, Grammy and RDMA nominations and scored three consecutive chart-topping singles – including his ninth No. 1 “Sober Saturday Night” with Vince Gill – from his “excellent” (New York Times) album I’m Comin’ Over (2015). He continues to set the bar even higher with the release of his brand new single, “Losing Sleep,” which amassed more than 1.25 Million on-demand streams in its first week of release. With six albums to his credit, including 2016’s It Must Be Christmas and 2015’s Gold-certified studio album, I’m Comin’ Over, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart, Chris continues to reach new heights with his hotly anticipated seventh album — Losing Sleep — due October 20, 2017. Named “one of his era’s finest traditionalists” by the Associated Press, the upcoming record will be the RCA Records artist’s third project in less than two years.
An international ambassador for country music, Chris performs to packed houses around the world including his recent appearance at the sold-out C2C Festival in the UK. With a hit-packed set that highlights his nine chart-toppers — including “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices,” “Tomorrow,” “I’m Comin’ Over” and “Think Of You,” — and sixteen Gold/Platinum certified projects, Chris has joined reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean as special guest on his They Don’t Know Tour through October before resuming his own headlining dates later this year.
Even before signing his record deal in early 2016, rising star Kane Brown had already established a passionate online following in the millions. Almost immediately, the RCA Nashville/Zone 4 singer/songwriter was making chart history with the release of Chapter 1, which became the highest-debuting country EP of the Nielsen SoundScan era and featured the RIAA Gold-certified “Used to Love You Sober.” His Kane Brown full-length released in December 2016, debuting at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and Top 10 on the Billboard 200 all-genre chart. Kane Brown also claimed the #4 spot as the best-selling new-artist album debut of 2016, in any genre. The October 6, 2017 release of the 15-song Kane Brown Deluxe Edition earned the #1 spot on the Billboard Country chart, marking two back-to-back #1 debuts on the Billboard Chart. Kane Brown Deluxe Edition features four new tracks including “Setting the Night on Fire—a duet with Brown’s hero and RCA labelmate Chris Young—and “Found You,” a track that entered Billboard’s Country Digital Song Sales chart at #1. Earlier this year, Brown impressively earned his first ACM award nomination as New Male Vocalist of the Year, as well as a CMT Music Awards Breakthrough Video of the Year nod for “Used to Love You Sober.” In addition to headlining his own series of sold-out tour dates, Brown was tapped for Florida Georgia Line’s 2016 summer tour and is currently a special guest on Jason Aldean’s They Don’t Know Tour. Beyond his flourishing music career—and inspired by his personal experiences and a desire to lend his voice as a platform—Brown recently partnered with Make Room, the nation’s leading organization addressing the rental housing crisis in the U.S. www.kanebrownmusic.com ABOUT LANCO: Sony Music Nashville’s breakout band LANCO has built a groundswell movement behind their current Top 10 and climbing single “Greatest Love Story,” as it edges closer to the top of both the radio and sales charts. Songwriter/lead singer Brandon Lancaster serves as the sole lyricist behind the "sentimental misfit’s anthem, powered by sweeping romanticism and emotive lyricism” (Hits Magazine). It has been 10 years since a country artist/writer has penned a chart topping hit alone as a look back in time to the early 2000’s reveals that the last artists able to make that claim are Taylor Swift (“Our Song”), Zac Brown (“Free”) and Jennifer Nettles’ (“Stay”). As a native to the Nashville area, Lancaster's truly authentic style has resonated with fans through LANCO's self-titled debut EP, which can now count more than 60 million streams. The five-man band recently wrapped the recording process behind their debut album with award-winning producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Cage The Elephant, Little Big Town), which is slated for release early next year. Named as "the band to watch" by Bobby Bones, CMT, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Spotify and more, LANCO gained their status from touring the country’s top festivals including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Watershed, Route 91 and more. For more information on LANCO and upcoming tour dates, visit www.LANCOMusic.com. ABOUT AEG PRESENTS: AEG Presents is one of the world’s largest live music companies. The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global concert tours, regional music events and world-renowned festivals. AEG Presents operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 15 regional offices that support its tours which include such artists as Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Elton John, Celine Dion, and Kenny Chesney; produces over 40 music festivals, including the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival; New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Stagecoach California’s Country Music Festival, Desert Trip, Firefly Music Festival, Hangout Music Festival and Panorama and owns, manages or exclusively promotes in more than 75 clubs and theaters worldwide. AEG presents more than 8,000 shows annually worldwide and conducts business under such globally renowned brands as AEG Presents, Goldenvoice, The Bowery Presents, Concerts West, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts LTD, and Madison House Presents.
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