CHRIS YOUNG SELLS OUT RYMAN

CHRIS YOUNG SELLS OUT RYMAN
Young fires up Liquid Neon Tour as dates are announced

October 2, 2012 – Nashville, TN – Chris
Young is kicking off the first leg of his headlining Liquid Neon Tour
next month, starting with a SOLD OUT show from Nashville’s famed Ryman
Auditorium. The date marks his first-ever hometown headlining play in
Music City.

Special guests on the tour include Thomas Rhett, whose Valory Music Co.
released self-titled debut EP includes the hits “Beer With Jesus” and
the Top 15 track “Something To Do With My Hands.” RCA recording artist
and Young’s labelmate, Joanna Smith, will open the shows.

Having toured with such diverse talents as Jason Aldean, Alan Jackson,
Miranda Lambert and Rascal Flatts over the last two years, Young has
earned high praise for his electrifying stage presence and hit-packed
set. The Palm Beach Post declared “his knee-buckling rich baritone vocals…offered something for everyone’s musical interests,” while the Massachusetts Daily Collegian shared that “Young’s charismatic persona had fans screaming and dancing to his set.”

LIQUID NEON TOUR DATES:
11/15 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
11/16 – Bristol, TN – Viking Hall Civic Center
11/17 – Pikeville, KY – Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
11/30 – Corbin, KY – The Arena

Additional Tour Dates Yet To Be Announced
Youngstown, OH *with Eric Paslay and Joanna Smith
Bowling Green, OH
Evansville, IN
Huntsville, AL
Savannah, GA
Chattanooga, TN

The Liquid Neon Tour will round out an incredible year of high profile
TV performances, hit singles, and awards nominations for the critically
acclaimed, baritone-voiced singer.   His latest single from his highly
acclaimed third album NEON, “I Can Take It From There,” written by Young along with Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip, has just released to country radio.

Continue to check out www.chrisyoungcountry.com for the latest news and ticket information.

About Chris Young: 2012 is undeniably a banner year for
ACM Male Vocalist nominee Chris Young as he continues to accumulate
more career highs. The year began with a sold-out headlining show, TV
performances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Talk,
and the 47th annual ACM Awards on CBS, a sold-out tour with Miranda
Lambert, ACM nominations for Male Vocalist and Single of the Year and
his fifth consecutive chart-topper.  The list continues to expand with
one PLATINUM and four GOLD RIAA certified singles plus a GOLD album for
his sophomore release, The Man I Want To Be. The prior year saw
nominations for CMA New Artist of the Year along with his first Grammy
nod. He won Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Single of the Year at
the 2011 American Country Awards and has made nine national TV
appearances since the release of his acclaimed third record, NEON,
on RCA Records Nashville. With his rich, warm baritone and penchant for
writing relatable, slice-of-life songs, Young, as described by Entertainment Weekly, clearly “has a long, lucrative future ahead of him.” For tour dates and all the latest information on Chris Young, visit www.chrisyoungcountry.com and follow him on Twitter @ChrisYoungMusic.

About Thomas Rhett: Hailing from Valdosta, GA, music
has been a part of twenty-two-year-old Thomas Rhett’s life for as long
as he can remember. He grew up in a musical family watching father Rhett
Akins work as an artist and a hit songwriter. In high school, Thomas
Rhett dabbled in songwriting and playing guitar before forming a band
with some friends. In 2010, while still a student at Lipscomb University
in Nashville, Thomas Rhett signed his first publishing deal with EMI.
Shortly thereafter he landed his first cut on Jason Aldean’s
platinum-selling album MY KINDA PARTY with “I Ain’t Ready To Quit.” Just
a year later, he signed a record contract with The Valory Music Co. He
is currently in the studio working on his debut album with famed
producer Jay Joyce, which will feature the Top 15 debut single,
“Something To Do With My Hands,” and current single “Beer With Jesus.”
This summer, Thomas Rhett has been an opener on Toby Keith’s Live In Overdrive Tour, Presented by Ford F-series. Previously, he’s toured with Blake Shelton, Brantley Gilbert, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Pat Green, among others. Visit ThomasRhett.com for tour dates and more.

About Joanna Smith: Joanna Smith’s laser focus as a
country singer/songwriter was born out of one simple fact – music was
engrained in her soul from a young age, and nothing was going to get in
the way of a dream that for hers is more of a destiny. A native of
Crestview (Unincorporated), Georgia, her reverence for tradition, a
healthy respect for the present and a desire to make her mark on the
future have all led to now, to a deal with RCA Records and sitting
side-by-side with acclaimed producer Buddy Cannon (Kenny Chesney, Reba
McEntire) making country music with themes of heartbreak, forgiveness,
and even good ol’ fashioned murder. Her Be What It Wants To Be EP, which hit stores earlier this year, contains her new hit “We Can’t Be Friends.” Visit www.JoannaSmithOfficial.com to learn more.

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