FRONT AND CENTER FEATURES MULTI-PLATINUM
ARTIST BRETT YOUNG
Five-time Country Music Chart-topper Takes the Stage in Partnership with Opry Entertainment
Nashville, TN – August 2, 2019 – Front and Center, the critically acclaimed concert series that kicked off its ninth season earlier this month, announced that ACM award-winner, two-time CMA award-nominee, and Multi-PLATINUM selling artist Brett Young is featured in its next episode on public television (check local listings).
The ASCAP Country Songwriter-Artist of the Year has captured the hearts of fans everywhere through his honest lyrics and West Coast-meets-Southern sound, aptly dubbed “Caliville” style. On the Front and Center episode the 2018 ACM Awards New Male Vocalist of the Year performs the GOLD-selling lead single “Here Tonight” from his sophomore album TICKET TO L.A (BMLG Records) as well as hits from his PLATINUM self-titled debut, including PLATINUM-certified “Sleep Without You” and “Like I Loved You,” 2X PLATINUM “Mercy,” plus 4X PLATINUM BMI Country Song of the Year “In Case You Didn’t Know.” Filmed in partnership with Opry Entertainment, the trailer for this episode can be viewed here.
“This performance is special to me because it is one of the first times I got to perform a song from my second album in front of a crowd,” said Young. “To hear fans singing the words back to me was crazy and I am so thankful they have continued to support my music.”
Season nine of Front and Center features an all new line-up of Grammy Award winners, industry legends, emerging artists, and chart toppers. The new episodes include intimate performances from Hozier, Carly Pearce, Gary Clark Jr., lovelytheband, Robby Krieger and Friends, Chris Janson, The Head and the Heart, and Santana IV.
Full episodes will be streaming online at: https://www.pbs.org/show/front-and-center/.
Front and Center is a production of Front and Center Entertainment, LLC in association with WLIW, LLC for WNET. The series is distributed by American Public Television.
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Photo Credit: Jim Belmont
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Front and Center Entertainment, LLC produces the popular music performance television series Front and Center as well as the groundbreaking talk show Speakeasy and the monthly series MTV Live: Setlist. Since 2012 Front and Center has presented an eclectic mix of Grammy, Country Music Association, American Music and Academy of Country Music Award winners, rock icons and multi-platinum sellers including Keith Urban, Steven Tyler, Cyndi Lauper, Counting Crows, Rob Thomas, and The Avett Brothers. Speakeasy, which began airing in January 2015, features an iconic talent chatting intimately with an interviewer of their choice. Included are conversations with Roger Waters and Bill Weir, David Crosby and Wynton Marsalis, Sting and Shaggy, Lenny Kravitz and Sean Lennon, and Robbie Robertson with Warren Zanes. MTV Live: Setlist spotlights rising artists spanning multiple genres including St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Dua Lipa, and Muna.
About Brett Young
Brett Young has captured the hearts of fans everywhere through his honest lyrics and West Coast-meets-Southern sound, aptly dubbed “Caliville” style. The 2018 ACM Awards New Male Vocalist of the Year recently released his sophomore album, TICKET TO L.A. on BMLG Records. The 13-track project hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Country Albums Chart upon release and features lead single “Here Tonight” which topped the Medibase and Billboard Country charts. Written alongside Ben Caver, Justin Ebach and Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, “Here Tonight” marks Young’s fifth consecutive No. 1 single. The follow-up release, “Catch,” is currently climbing the radio charts. TICKET TO L.A. follows his PLATINUM-certified, self-titled, debut album in 2017 with New York Times calling it “soothing, approachable.” Recorded in Nashville with producer Dann Huff (Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Steven Tyler), the 2018 ASCAP Country Songwriter-Artist of the Year penned 11 of the 12 tracks on his Billboard Music Awards-nominated project, which also produced four consecutive No. 1 radio hits: PLATINUM “Sleep Without You” and “Like I Loved You,” 2X PLATINUM “Mercy,” plus 4X PLATINUM “In Case You Didn’t Know.” The latter was honored as the BMI Country Awards’ 2018 Song of the Year. Along with the success of his over 1.7 billion in total song streams, he continues to impress the genre and beyond with nominations from the ACM, CMA, Billboard, Teen Choice, iHeartRadio and most recently a CMT Music Awards nod for Performance of the Year for his “Motownphilly” collaboration with Boyz II Men for CMT Crossroads. Drawing in a devoted fan base with his unique voice that is “a gentle and seductive combination of silk and gravel” (All Access), Young has carved out his own lane in both performance delivery and songwriting. “Sleep Without You” earned Brett two Association of Independent Music Publisher (AIMP) Awards nods: Writer of the Year and Song of the Year in addition to being honored at the 2017 ASCAP Country Awards for a Top Country Song. Above the industry successes, his relationship with fans found Brett selling out stops on his second headlining stint the CMT ON TOUR: HERE TONIGHT. It follows his sold-out debut headlining CALIVILLE TOUR and opening spots with Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett and Lady Antebellum. This spring he hit the road with Kelsea Ballerini for the MISS ME MORE TOUR and is currently headlining shows throughout the country. For additional information, visit brettyoungmusic.com.
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