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Young punches his "Ticket to L.A."

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 – Brett Yong will punch his "Ticket to L.A." in December because that when his soph disc hits the streets.

"Ticket to L.A." comes out Dec. 7 on BMLG Records with 13 songs. He co-wrote 10 of the songs with writers including Shane McAnally, Hillary Lindsey and Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley.

"It's been four-and-a-half years that I've been in Nashville," said the Southern California native. "A lot has happened, the first record has been really good to me, and I'm really, really proud of it. But just having a new batch of songs. It's like breathing new life almost."

Young scored four PLATINUM-certified number one singles, one 3X Platinum hit and an ACM win for New Male Vocalist of the Year on his debut. Hits included "Sleep Without You," "In Case you Didn't Know," "Like I Loved You" and "Mercy."

Young worked once again with producer Dann Huff, executive producer Jimmy Harnen and engineer/mixer Justin Niebank on the new CD.

"I decided to name the album 'Ticket to L.A.' because flying home to Los Angeles has become such a big part of my life," Young said. "A lot of the first record reflected a kind of hard point in my life when I was moving from Los Angeles to Nashville, but I'm in a completely different place now. I'm so happy, and I think you can really hear that shift on the new record."

Pop singer Gavin DeGraw sings on "Chapters."

The track list is:
1. "Ticket To L.A." - Written by Brett Young, Zach Crowell, Jon Nite
2. "Here Tonight" - Written by Brett Young, Ben Caver, Justin Ebach, Charles Kelley
3. "Catch" - Written by Brett Young, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley
4. "1, 2, 3 - Mississippi" - Written by Brett Young, Justin Ebach, Jon Nite
5. "Let It Be Mine" - Written by Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, Jon Nite
6. "Where You Want Me" - Written by Brett Young, Jessie Jo Dillon, Shane McAnally
7. "Used To Missin' You" - Written by Brett Young, Jon Nite, Jimmy Robbins
8. "Change Your Name" - Written by Ross Copperman, Matt Jenkins, Jon Nite
9. "Chapters" (Feat. Gavin DeGraw) - Written by Brett Young, Ross Copperman, Gavin DeGraw
10. "The Ship And The Bottle" - Written by Nicolle Galyon, Chase McGill, Jon Nite
11. "Reason To Stay" - Written by Brett Young, Jon Nite, Jimmy Robbins, Emily Warren
12. "Runnin' Away From Home" - Written by Brett Young, Zach Crowell, Hillary Lindsey
13. "Don't Wanna Write This Song"- Written by Brett Young, Zach Crowell, Sean McConnell

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