Young joins Billion Airs club
Monday, June 10, 2019
– Chris Young officially joined the "Billion-Airs" club as the singer was surprised onstage during his Artist of the Day play at CMA Music Fest with plaques commemorating his more than 2 billion career streams and 12 million singles sold.
Young shared the honor with fans at Fan Fair X floor. "This is thanks to every single person here who has bought a CD, streamed a single or come to my concerts. I can't thank you enough for all the support you've shown me and can't wait to share more music with you soon."
As his current single "Raised On Country" is on the country radio charts, Young is adding to his total with 2 new songs out in the past few days. On Thursday, the Grand Ole Opry member stood in the hallowed circle for an emotionally charged performance of "Drowning," written with Corey Crowder and Josh Hoge. On Saturday, Spotify House at Ole Red was the scene for another surprise as Young welcomed Lauren Alaina to the stage for the first-ever performance of their duet, " Town Ain't Big Enough." Both songs will drop to digital and streaming services in the coming weeks and will be found on his upcoming album, "Raised On Country," out later this year.
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