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Since it worked at first, Young will try it again

Monday, February 4, 2019 – Chris Young apparently liked his first arena headlining tour last year so much, he's going to do it all over again.

The singer announced today the "Raised On Country Tour 2019." That's also the name of his new single, which name checks Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Joe Diffie, George Strait, Alan Jackson and Hank Williams Jr.. The tour kicks off May 16 in Alpharetta, Ga. The first leg of the tour will include over 25 shows from coast-to-coast through September.

He'll be joined by special guest Chris Janson along with Dylan Scott, LOCASH and Jimmie Allen.

"Last year on the road was incredible, and I'm crazy excited to get back out there with new music and the 'Raised On Country Tour' and to have Chris Janson, Dylan Scott, Jimmie Allen and Preston and Chris from LOCASH join me on tour," said Young.

Tickets go on sale on Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. local time.

Tour dates are:
May 16^^ Alpharetta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
May 17^ Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
May 18^ Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
May 24^ Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater
May 25^ Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
May 26^ Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
June 13^ Syracuse, NY St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
June 14^ Boston, MA Xfinity Center
June 15^ Hartford, CT XFINITY Theatre
June 21^ Scranton, PA The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
June 22^ Philadelphia, PA BB&T Pavilion
July 11+ St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 13+ Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 18# Southaven, MS BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove
July 19~ Rogers, AR Walmart AMP
July 20~ Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion
Aug. 8~ Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug. 9~ San Diego, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Aug. 10~ Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre
Aug. 15+ Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
Aug. 16+ Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug. 17++ Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Aug. 22~ Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Aug. 23~ Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park
Aug. 24~ Burgettstown, PA KeyBank Pavilion
Sept. 12+ Jacksonville, FL Daily's Place
Sept. 13+ Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sept. 14+ West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre
^^ with special guest Dylan Scott
^ with special guests Chris Janson and Dylan Scott
+ with special guests Chris Janson and LOCASH
++ with special guest LOCASH
# with special guest Chris Janson
~ with special guests Chris Janson and Jimmie Allen

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Song selection can sometimes seem fairly inessential whenever chosen by a master singer. Such is the case with "It Must Be Christmas," Chris Young's new holiday collection. He sounds as perfectly comfortable with the jazzy "I'll Be Home for Christmas," where its supper club vibe takes a little of the edge off one seriously sad song, as he does with the Phil Spector rock nugget "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)." Young is also helped out by a few special guests. »»»
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Chris Young has enjoyed steady success from his previous four releases, and there's no reason to suggest that "I'm Comin' Over" won't do the same. But that doesn't mean that Young is doing anything all that different from what's au courant. Young's go to has always been his full-sounding, big-bodied voice, and that remains intact here throughout these 11 songs, 9 of which he had a hand in writing. His voice is front and center (that's apparent »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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