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BRETT YOUNG

2017’s breakout Country star Brett Young will release his eponymous debut album in the UK on October 6th on Big Machine Records. ‘Brett Young’ contains the Californian singer-songwriter’s massive US hit singles ‘In Case You Didn’t Know’ – a Billboard and Mediabase No.1 which is certified 2 x Platinum in the US – and ‘Sleep Without You’ (certified Gold), plus latest US single ‘Like I Loved You’.

Ahead of his upcoming UK tour supporting Lady Antebellum, Brett is to release a new version of ‘In Case You Didn’t Know’ featuring guest vocals from Una Healy (The Saturdays), whose Decca Records debut solo album ‘The Waiting Game’ is available now.

“I think the new version of the single turned out great,” says Brett. “Una’s voice is special and adds a different flavour to the track. I’m also looking forward to the upcoming UK dates! I’ve heard great things about British country music fans and can’t wait to see everyone at the shows.”

Named as the only Country act on Shazam’s ‘Emerging Artists of 2017’, Brett Young has captured the imagination with his West Coast-meets-Southern sound, aptly dubbed ‘Caliville’ style. “Destined for mass appeal” (Rolling Stone Country), the CMA New Artist Of The Year nominee recorded the album in Nashville with producer Dann Huff (Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Steven Tyler). 11 of the 12 tracks were co-written by Brett, including the singles ‘Like I Loved You’ and ‘Sleep Without You.’

With ‘In Case You Didn’t Know’ Brett became the first Country artist to hit the RIAA PLATINUM-certification sales mark with a song released in 2017, with the song recently reaching 2 x Platinum status with sales of over 2m certified units. The video was No. 1 on Vevo’s Country Chart for six consecutive weeks and is currently the only Country song on Vevo’s list of Top 10 Videos of 2017. With more than 110 million views, Young is the only Country artist on the list joining the rankings with Zayn and Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and DJ Khaled.

‘In Case You Didn’t Know’ was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice Country Song and was also nominated for Breakthrough Video of the Year at the 2017 CMT Music Awards. Brett was also nominated for two Association of Independent Music Publisher (AIMP) Awards for Writer of the Year and Song of the Year for ‘Sleep Without You.’

In addition to his solo headline dates across the US this year, Brett has been on tour with Lady Antebellum on their ‘You Look Good World Tour’ throughout the summer. Fans and critics are raving about the show and his performance, with The New York Times saying “Brett Young renders deep feelings with thick polish.” British fans will get a first chance to see Brett live in October when the tour reaches the UK.