Multi-platinum RCA Records Nashville entertainer Chris Young has accumulated an impressive list of accomplishments, including membership in the iconic Grand Ole Opry, 2 Billion on-demand streams, 12 Million singles sold, 11 career No. 1 singles, 17 R.I.A.A. Gold/Platinum/Multi-Platinum certified projects, 2 Grammy nominations, 3 Country Music Association nominations and 4 Academy of Country Music nominations. As a prolific creator, Chris has given fans 7 studio albums in 14 years including Losing Sleep, his third project in less than two years. The title track is certified Platinum while "Hangin' On" is his ninth No. 1 as a songwriter. Losing Sleep (2017) and I'm Comin' Over (2015) debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums Chart with "I'm Comin' Over" becoming Young's first 2x Platinum single.
Named "one of his era's finest traditionalists" by the Associated Press, Chris has quickly become an international ambassador for country music, performing to capacity crowds around the world including the sold-out C2C Festival in the UK. With a hit-packed set that highlights his eleven chart-toppers — including back-to-back No. 1s "Losing Sleep," "Sober Saturday Night," "Think Of You," and "I'm Comin' Over" — the Grammy and ACM nominated vocalist headlined the Raised On Country World Tour, playing to over 400,000 fans in 3 countries in 2019, including London, Charlotte, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Las Vegas, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Phoenix, San Diego and more. His 2020 headlining tour will be announcing soon!
Chris's newest hits — "Drowning," "Raised On Country" and "Town Ain't Big Enough," featuring Lauren Alaina — will be included on a new album releasing this year.
"A signpost for modern female complexity," (Billboard) Warner Music Nashville / Atlantic Records recording artist Ingrid Andress is nominated for three GRAMMY Awards and the only country artist nominated in the general field "Big Four" categories as a Best New Artist nominee. Tied as this year's most-nominated country artist alongside Miranda Lambert, she co-wrote and co-produced every song on her debut album, Lady Like, which earned a nod in the Best Country Album category as well. The critically-lauded project features her Platinum-selling, No. 1 debut single "More Hearts Than Mine," also nominated for Best Country Song, and her current single "Lady Like," which is currently climbing the country radio charts.
In addition, the 2020 CMA, ACM and CMT Music Awards nominee took home Song of the Year honors earlier this year from both the MusicRow Awards and NSAI's Nashville Songwriter Awards. She has received widespread acclaim from outlets such as The New York Times, NPR, HUFFPOST, Entertainment Weekly, ELLE, Teen Vogue, WWD, PAPER and Wonderland to name a few and has made several national TV performances including appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late Late Show with James Corden, TODAY, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The 54th Annual CMA Awards and The 2020 CMT Music Awards.
The accomplished singer / songwriter, has penned songs for artists including Bebe Rexha, Charli XCX, FLETCHER and Dove Cameron. Having started the year touring with Keith Urban on select dates, Andress' 2020 tour dates also included shows with Dan + Shay, Tim McGraw and Thomas Rhett.
One of the most interesting and challenging years we all have faced, the tone of 2020 rings true for this twenty-year old artist from the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. This was the moment that Payton Smith would launch from a foundation that started building before, as he puts it, "reach the gas pedal of Dad's truck." Starting when he was gifted his first guitar and wrote his first song at only 10 years old, Payton was born to create. The life this rising star brings to the genre is a hybrid of his influences – every bit as much a fan of Pearl Jam and John Mayer as he is Clint Black, George Strait and certain that his peers have equally varied musical tastes. With his It Started With A Song series Payton has covered some of the artists who have indirectly shaped his sound and showmanship. In January, the nimble self-taught guitarist rocked the Big Machine Label Group CRS luncheon between Florida Georgia Line and Lady A and that same week Payton made his Grand Ole Opry debut in front of a packed house as Superstar member Chris Young introduced him ahead of a rare two standing ovations. Right on cue as buzz resonated around these accomplishments, Payton was invited to join Chris' 2020 This Town Ain't Big Enough World Tour, though the pandemic ultimately paused the 100+ dates. Payton's disappointment in the lost opportunities has evolved into gratitude for the time he has gained to become better artistically and personally. Layering vivid imagery over propelling tones and amassing over 30 million streams worldwide, Payton co-wrote his debut single "Like I Knew You Would" and others on his self-titled EP (Big Machine Records). Honoring the genre's traditions while moving the sound forward, the CMT 2020 Listen Up artist plays every part on each track just like his favorite guitar slingers across the sonic landscape. He will premiere a music video "What It Meant To Lose You" next month. As Taste of Country noted his "raw talent, authenticity and strong work ethic are bound to bring him country music success for many, many years" as one of 2020's Hottest Country Artists Under 25, this will undoubtedly continue to be a breakout year for Payton. For the latest information and more, visit paytonsmithmusic.com/.