Chris Young with Chris Janson and Jimmie Allen
DateAugust 22, 2019
VenueVeterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Location3550 Cellar Door Way, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
After launching his first arena headlining tour last year, multi-platinum entertainer Chris Young is excited to announce the “Raised On Country Tour 2019.” Sharing the same name as his “funky, rollicking, lively” (Music Row) new single, which name-checks his predecessors and country music icons Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Joe Diffie, George Strait, Alan Jackson and Hank Williams Jr., Chris Young’s “Raised On Country Tour 2019” will kick-off May 16 in Alpharetta, Georgia. The first leg of the tour will include over 25 shows from coast-to-coast through September. Markets include Charlotte, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Las Vegas, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Phoenix, San Diego and more. He’ll be joined by special guest Chris Janson as direct support along with Dylan Scott, LOCASH and Jimmie Allen.
Consistently praised for his “rangy baritone and classic meets contemporary production,” (Entertainment Weekly) in just the past 15 months Chris has been honored with membership into the Grand Ole Opry, included in the Country Music Hall of Fame’s American Currents exhibit, earned his 2nd ACM Male Vocalist nomination, added two new chart-toppers to his discography, totaling 11 No. 1 singles, and headlined a massive 55-city arena tour, including a hometown stop at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena playing to a capacity crowd of nearly 14,000 fans, friends and family. The ACM and Grammy nominated singer, whose “deep, soulful vocals hold the crowd’s attention,” (Detroit Lakes Tribune) is thrilled to launch his new headlining tour in 2019.
“Last year on the road was incredible and I’m crazy excited to get back out there with new music and the ‘Raised On Country Tour’ and to have Chris Janson, Dylan Scott, Jimmie Allen and Preston and Chris from LOCASH join me on tour,” said Chris.
The grandson of onetime Louisiana Hayride performer Richard Yates, country singer/songwriter Chris Young hails from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and first drew the public’s attention when he appeared on the Nashville Star television show in 2006. Young’s singing abilities first surfaced in children’s theater productions in grade school, and with his family’s full support, he threw himself into learning all he could about music, and country music in particular. By the time he was a senior in high school he was already playing clubs in the Nashville area, and his self-released debut album was out before he even graduated from high school. Young attended college at Belmont University in Nashville and then Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, all while still managing to do some 150 live shows a year. He was offered and accepted a gig fronting the house band at Cowboy’s in Arlington, Texas, and it was there that a fan kept insisting that he audition for the Nashville Star TV show.
Chris YoungYoung eventually made the trip to Houston and passed the audition, and the whole affair paid off handsomely with a contract from RCA Records. Young’s debut single, “Drinkin’ Me Lonely,” a song he wrote with Larry Wayne Clark, was released in 2006, followed later in the year by a Buddy Cannon-produced album called simply Chris Young. A second album, The Man I Want to Be, produced by James Stroud, appeared in 2009. Young’s third album, 2011’s Neon, may not have gone gold — The Man I Want to Be had — but it did have “Tomorrow,” a heart-wrenching ballad that was his biggest hit to date, reaching number one on the Billboard country charts and cracking the pop Top 40 on its way to going platinum. “You,” the second single from Neon, also went to number one on the country charts, and two other hits followed: “Neon” and “I Can Take It from There.”
A.M.Young delivered his brighter, happier third album, A.M., in the fall of 2013; it was preceded by the party anthem “Aw Naw,” which peaked at 16 on the Billboard charts. A.M. produced two further country Top Ten hits with the softer “Who I Am with You” and “Lonely Eyes,” singles that appeared on the charts in 2014. Young returned in the fall of 2015 with “I’m Comin’ Over,” another Top Ten hit that was also the title track to his fifth album, which saw release in November of that year. “Think of You,” a duet with Cassadee Pope, followed “I’m Comin’ Over” to number two on Billboard’s U.S. Hot Country chart, while the Vince Gill duet “Sober Saturday Night” went to number 31 later that year. In the holiday season of 2016, Young released It Must Be Christmas; it peaked at four on Billboard’s Country Albums chart. Young released his sixth album of originals, Losing Sleep, in October 2017. After promotion of that effort concluded, Young continued into 2019 with the single “Raised on Country.”