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Young kicks off tour

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 – Just days after returning stateside following the European leg of his "I'm Comin' Over" World Tour, RCA Records artist Chris Young headlined a hometown show at Nashville's Ascend Amphitheater to kick off his U.S. concert tour in front of a crowd of more than 5,000 fans.

"I was both excited and anxious to come home and play a show in Nashville. I knew I was going to have a lot of friends and family in the audience so I didn't want to screw up" said Young. "The audience at Ascend Amphitheater blew me away, and I could have kept playing all night long."

His first headlining show in Music City since 2012, Young played a 75-minute set, including "Tomorrow," "You," "Voices," "Gettin' You Home," "The Man I Want To Be" and "Who I Am With You."

Young surprised the crowd midway through his set, inviting Brad Paisley to join him on stage to perform Eric Clapton's "Change The World." Young channeled Conway Twitty during "I Can Take It From There."

Young played "I'm Comin' Over," the title track to Young's upcoming album, due Nov. 13. Prior to taking the stage, Sony Music Nashville presented Young with a plaque celebrating the single's recent RIAA Gold certification.

Label mates Jerrod Niemann and Cam joined Young for the Nashville show. Eric Paslay and Clare Dunn open 14 shows October through December.

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Losing Sleep CD review - Losing Sleep
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It Must Be Christmas CD review - It Must Be Christmas
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. »»»
I'm Comin' Over CD review - I'm Comin' Over
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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