Nashville, TN...(January 31, 2012)...On the heels of landing two nominations for the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in the categories of Male Vocalist of the Year and Single Record of the Year for his mega-hit “Tomorrow,” Chris Young finds himself in elite company. Young joins ACM Awards co-host and The Voice star Blake Shelton as one of only two solo artists to top Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart with their five most recent singles as “You” surges to the top this week.
“I am ecstatic,” says Chris after hearing the news. “I’ve been excited for each #1 and to have five in a row feels amazing!”
“You,” written by Young with Luke Laird, is the follow up to his #1 smash “Tomorrow” from his highly acclaimed third album NEON, which opened at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 in July of 2011. The song has racked up over 400,000 downloads.
The singer/songwriter’s four previous chart toppers include “Tomorrow,” “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices,” and the title track to his 2009 gold certified sophomore album, The Man I Want To Be.
Young has had a busy start to the new year as he recently performed on the hugely popular syndicated daytime program, The Ellen DeGeneres Show. In the coming months, Young remains on the road with labelmate Miranda Lambert for the “On Fire” tour.
ABOUT CHRIS YOUNG: 2011 was an amazing year for Chris Young, with nominations including CMA New Artist of the Year and his first GRAMMY® nod. He won Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Single of the Year at the American Country Awards and made six national TV appearances. 2012 has started with a bang with ACM nominations for Male Vocalist Of The Year and Single Record of the Year for “Tomorrow”. With his rich, warm baritone and penchant for writing relatable, slice-of-life songs, Young has emerged as both a critic and fan favorite. In the last few months, Young has celebrated GOLD selling status for both his sophomore album The Man I Want To Be, and smash single "Tomorrow" from his new album NEON. He has scored five consecutive #1s at country radio. Young spent much of last year on Jason Aldean’s “My Kinda Party Tour”. Miranda Lambert has selected Chris as her special guest for her tour “On Fire” which kicked off this month. For tour dates and all the latest information on Chris Young, visit www.chrisyoungcountry.com and follow him on Twitter @ChrisYoungMusic.