Brett Young Named ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year
BRETT YOUNG NAMED ACM NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR AND IS SET TO PERFORM ON THE 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS ON APRIL 15
Young Notches Third PLATINUM-Selling Hit with “Like I Loved You”
“Hitmaker” Spends More Weeks Atop Billboard Country Airplay Chart
Than Any Other Artist in Past 12 Months
Photo Credit: Chapman Baehler
Nashville, TN – March 26, 2018 – Multi-PLATINUM selling artist Brett Young has earned the title of New Male Vocalist of the Year for the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards,
recognizing his praiseworthy accolades and the impressive trajectory of
his career as Young continues to set himself apart from other newcomers
in the genre. Young received a surprise phone call from 53rd ACM Awards® host Reba McEntire notifying him of the news.
“I was blown away when I got the call from Reba. Winning an ACM Award is
something every Country artist dreams about,” Young said. “It’s an
absolute honor to receive this award in a category of incredible
artists, and I’m so thankful to the ACM and my fans for making this a
Young is set to perform on the ACM Awards, to be broadcast LIVE from the
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00
PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.
Capturing attention right out of the gate, all three of his singles
“Sleep Without You,” “In Case You Didn’t Know” and “Like I Loved You”
climbed to No. 1, making Young the artist who has spent the most time
atop the Billboard Country Airplay Chart within
the past 12 months. With his third single “Like I Loved You” reaching
over 1 million in consumption, all three of the singles have now reached
PLATINUM status. His breakout smash “In Case You Didn’t Know” has
reached 3X PLATINUM status, making him the only debut Country artist to
reach that sales milestone since 2014. And while Young’s newest single
“Mercy” is steadily climbing the radio charts, the video for the song has already hit No. 1 in its second week on the Vevo Top Country chart.
Brett Young’s “soothing, approachable” (New York Times) self-titled debut album (BMLG Records) became an instant success upon its 2017 release when it dominated the Top 20 on the Country Albums chart for 37 weeks. Delivering hit after hit, Young became one of Country music’s “most reliable new hitmakers” (Tennessean).
Along with the success of his songs, his music videos have become fast
hits as well, with “In Case You Didn’t Know” surpassing 175 million
views alone – more than any debut Country artist. He is also the only
Country artist to have three songs charting in the Top 200 on Shazam. Drawing in a devoted fan base with his unique voice, “a gentle and seductive combination of silk and gravel” (All Access), he “doesn’t sound like anyone else in Nashville” (Omaha World Herald). Named as the only Country act toBillboard’s Top 10 New Artists,
fans have flocked to hear Young’s distinct sound live, selling out
every single stop on his debut headlining CALIVILLE TOUR. Fans can catch
Young on Thomas Rhett’s LIFE CHANGES TOUR 2018 this spring. For
additional information, visit brettyoungmusic.com.