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Young plans Town Ain't Big Enough tour

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 – Chris Young will take his arena/amphitheater "Town Ain't Big Enough World Tour 2020" out on May 28 in Detroit.

Joined by Scotty McCreery and Payton Smith, the first leg of the tour will travel to Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Seattle and St. Louis with additional dates announcing in the coming weeks.

Young will highlight various Next From Nashville artists at his shows, offering the opportunity for up-and-coming acts to showcase their talents in front of a massive audience. Young and The AMG Management will personally pick opening acts to play each week of the tour.

"Everyone has been asking about this year since the last tour ended, so I'm happy I finally get to tell everybody about these shows," Young said. "The 'Town Ain't Big Enough' tour is gonna be the biggest one yet."

Young kicked off 2020 with the launch of his weekly podcast, "The Quad with Chris Young." The new year will also bring a new album, including current single "Drowning," "Raised On Country" and "Town Ain't Big Enough," featuring Lauren Alaina.

Tour dates are
May 28 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
May 29 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Music Center
May 30 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 10 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
June 12 Portland, OR Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
June 13 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater
June 20 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre
June 27 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
June 28 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 9 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
July 10 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
July 11 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater
July 24 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
July 25 Gilford, NH Bank of NH Pavilion
July 30 Brandon, MS Brandon Amphitheater
July 31 Tuscaloosa, AL The Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
Aug. 1 Orange Beach, AL The Wharf Amptheater
Aug. 13 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Aug. 14 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Aug. 15 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Aug. 20 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 21 Rogers, AR Walmart AMP
Aug. 22 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion
Aug. 28 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center
Aug. 29 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sept. 11 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Sept. 12 Pittsburgh, PA S&T Bank Music Park
Sept. 25 Atlanta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Sept. 26 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center

Smith is a Houma, La. native, who landed a slot on one of the smaller stages at CMA Fest in 2018. Big Machine Label Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta happened to be walking by that afternoon and shortly thereafter offered him a record deal on the Big Machine Records imprint.

Since Smith first saw Keith Urban perform on the CMA Awards 14 years ago, he has dreamed of playing his own brand of country, one influenced by 90's country and guitar rock. Smith co-wrote a new collection of songs now available via his debut self-titled EP where the self-taught guitarist played every guitar part on each track. He worked with producer James Stroud

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