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Chris Young and Lauren Alaina Release Stunning Duet “Town Ain’t Big Enough”

Chris Young Laura Alaina Town Ain't Big Enough

Just last month singer-songwriter, Chris Young and songstress Lauren Alaina unexpectedly joined forces on the Spotify House stage, during CMA Fest. The entertainers premiered their new duet, “Town Ain’t Big Enough,” live for an intimate group of fans at Blake Shelton’s Nashville bar, ‘Ole Red.’ The song is slated to be one of the tracks off Young’s forthcoming studio album, Raised on Country. The recorded version of the song was released today, making it Young’s third know album cut, alongside “Drowning” and the title track.

“Town Ain’t Big Enough” is a mid-tempo, slow-burn track that is perfect for a duet. The singers trade verses, showcasing their powerhouse voices, as they navigate the awkward and painful feelings associated with breaking up in a small town. Young sings “It messes me up like it always does / this town ain’t big enough,” as he talks about running into his ex’s friends and missing her. On the other hand, Alaina sings “I wish we could draw a line through the city.” Both singers deliver a catchy tune that is completely relatable for anyone who has ever experienced heartbreak.

Young will continue his headlining gig on his ‘Raised on Country Tour’ through the end of summer. We caught the tour back in May, which was the perfect show to kick off summer. For more information and a full list of dates, head to chrisyoungcountry.com. As for Alaina, she embarks on her first-ever headlining tour, ‘That Girl Was Me Tour’ this fall, making a stop in New York City on September 20th at Bowery Ballroom. She’s bringing rising country singer, Filmore along for the ride.

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Clare Bowen is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Chris Young Releases Emotional New Song Titled “Drowning”

Chris Young Drowning

There are few things more powerful in music than real human emotion. When I think about the songs that have moved me the most in my life, I think about those moments where I could feel the artist’s every word and every emotion. So is the case on Chris Young’s newest release, “Drowning.”

Young premiered the song at the Grand Ole Opry last week and played it a few times during CMA Fest, revealing that the song was inspired by the passing of his best friend. For Young, the Opry performance was an emotional one, and the usually jovial singer broke down during his performance. He took to social media to share his reasons for releasing the song, writing, “Last week, I debuted my new tune “Drowning” at the @opry and broke down in the middle of it… since then so many people have shared stories of loved ones lost and how they have connected to this song. I want you guys to have this one, and make it your own, so I’m going to release it this Friday.”

 

The song is utterly heartbreaking due to the fact that loss is an emotion everyone can relate to. Co-written by Young, Josh Hoge, and Corey Crowder, Young admits the song was Crowder’s idea and was built off of the line “Missing you comes in waves,” which led to the chorus.

“I can’t help at all but think about it / How you were taken way too soon / It ain’t the same here without you,” Young sings, his voice deep with emotion, “I’ve gotta say, missin’ you comes in waves / And tonight I’m drowning.”

At his CMA Fest fan party, Young admitted that the song’s universal appeal was one of the most interesting things about it. “We wrote it really open ended because everybody in the room was thinking about a different person.” He also revealed that for him, the song was the first about his friend. “When he passed away, I had never really written something about it until this song and I really wanted it to be something special.”

“I know you’re in a better place/ one day I’ll see you again,” Young sings achingly. “But it’s killing me we can’t be face to face/ I miss my best friend.”

Young also revealed on Twitter that “Drowning” is one of his favorite songs on his forthcoming album, due out later this year, and it’s absolutely clear why. With his powerful voice laced with emotion, Young is at his finest on “Drowning.” The song is truly country music at its finest, and we can’t wait to watch it hit #1.

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“Drowning” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

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Chris Young Brings the ‘Raised On Country’ Tour to New Jersey

Raised On Country

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Country music fans made their way to the PNC Bank Arts Center in New Jersey on Sunday night to celebrate Memorial Day weekend with Chris Young’s ‘Raised On Country Tour 2019.’

Dylan Scott kicked off the show, bringing the audience to their feet with a mash-up of his hit “Hooked” and The Black Eyed Peas song, “I Gotta Feeling.” He continued to keep the crowd entertained with his song “Ball Cap” and his newest single and the title track to his latest EP “Nothing To Do Town,”. The entertainer slyly added in “This ain’t no nothing to do town, am I right about that?!,” to which fans erupted into applause.

Dylan Scott

After he introduced himself to the crowd, Scott took time to express the sentiment behind the next song he went on to play, while playing the piano. He shared, “Well, I’ve been with my wife, since I was 15 years old, and we’ve been married three years now. We have a beautiful baby boy and a little girl that’s going to be here in September. And y’all I love doing what I do, I love getting on this stage, and I love performing and singing, and I love the fact that I see y’all smile and singing along. So thank you so much- I appreciate it. But this next song, I looked at my wife, and not in a cocky or an arrogant way, just the truth, and said, “nobody’s going to love you like I love you.” And when I said that, I said that’s a song, and I went and wrote that song. It’s one of my favorite songs that I wrote in the past year, so we’ll play it for you tonight, it’s brand new. It’s called “Nobody.”

Keeping the crowd entertained Scott, went on to sing a medley of 90’s country songs, including “Fishin’ In The Dark,” “Check Yes or No,” and “When You Say Nothing At All.” By the time he ended his set with his first number one song “My Girl,” Scott had won the crowd over and was sure to have garnered many new fans from his performance.

Raised on Country Tour

Continuing to get the audience ready for the headliner, Chris Janson took the stage next with an unbelievable amount of energy. From start to finish, Janson was jumping around on stage, playing the harmonica, and singing a mixture of songs he wrote, covers, and of course, his own hits. Underneath his namesake sign, utilizing an official Grand Ole Opry microphone, and with a full band there to support him, the singer-songwriter exploded on to the stage with his song, “Redneck Life,” immediately getting fans on their feet, singing and dancing along. Fans continued to match his energy throughout his entire set.

After signing, “Everybody,” Janson took some time to acknowledge the service men and women in the audience, while still continuing the party. “I really am thankful to wake up free in this country. If you have served, please be recognized- will you raise your hand, please be recognized. Thank you for your service. It is a privilege- we raise a toast to you tonight for the sacrifice you’ve made to our country and to us as Americans. I’ll also raise a toast to your health and happiness! […] So now let’s sing a number 1 song, and have a party. Here’s one called “Fix A Drink.”

At this point, every single person was on their feet, jamming along with the entertainer and holding their drinks in air, even during his newest song, “Good Vibes,” his track, “White Trash,” and the cover of a song he had written for LOCASH called “I Love This Life.” Afterward, Janson decided to slow it down a bit, singing a mesmerizing cover of Billy Joel’s “Piano Man,” and his impactful song, “Drunk Girl.” The sky was lit up by the fan’s flashlights on their phones, making it a moment that neither Janson or the audience will ever forget.

Janson ended his set on a high note, jamming to Tim McGraw’s “Truck Yeah,” and even playing some drums, just before singing one of the song’s that started it all for him, “Buy Me a Boat.”

Raised on Country Tour

Under a neon ‘CY’ sign and accompanied by a full band, Chris Young took the stage next, beginning with his latest number one hit “Hangin’ On.” Young went on to sing nineteen songs, including, “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song)” and “Lonely Eyes.” The former being his first number one song and the later making its way to number two on the charts.

After singing a crowd favorite, “Lonely Eyes,” Young interacted with the audience, sharing, “I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been parked behind this building somewhere because I was opening for someone else. It’s my honor and my pleasure to be here tonight,” adding, “This is the ‘Raised On Country Tour.’ We’re going to be playing a whole bunch of random stuff for you guys tonight. We might play a couple of new things off the new record that’s getting ready to come out this year. We’ve been in the studio doing a lot of work on that. […] We’ve got a whole bunch of stuff we’re going to announce really soon, but most importantly, all of this was only possible because you guys care anything about me getting up here playing music, so we’re going to play some country music for you guys tonight.”

Young’s set included some of his biggest radio hits, including “Losing Sleep,” “Think of You,” “Tomorrow,” “You,” and “I’m Comin’ Over,” which all went number one on the country charts. The entertainer made sure to sing both fan favorite tracks, including, the rowdy, “Hold My Beer,” the heartfelt tracks, “Who I Am With You,” and “The Man I Want To Be.”

One of the highlights of the night was when Young sang his newest song to go to country radio, the lead single off his upcoming album, “Raised On Country.” The crowd screamed back the lyrics to each and every song, but were especially loud during the new song, giving their approval of the track to Young. He even shared on Twitter that the crowd “Broke the audience volume record” for his career. Right before singing the new track, Young got a little help from the country music family, as images and videos of fellow country musicians flashed before our eyes on the big screens as they shared some love for the country music that they were raised on. Artists included the men from Brothers Osborne, Brett Young, Kane Brown, Lauren Alaina, Morgan Evans, Cassadee Pope, and more talented artists.

Raised on Country Tour

Another awesome moment came when Young sang a cover of Garth Brooks iconic song, “Papa Loved Mama.” Guitar in hand, the recording artist jammed to the catchy song, as the audience danced and sang along. Young continued the momentum, singing his ode to beer and country music in, “Save Water, Drink Beer.”

Leaving it all out on the stage, Young closed out the night with the high-energy song, “Aw Naw.” The concert was the perfect kick-off to the unofficial start of summer and concert season. For those willing to travel, Young, Janson, and Scott will bring the ‘Raised On Country Tour’ to Connecticut’s Xfinity Theatre on June 14th. Head to chrisyoungcounty.com for tickets and more information.

For more summer concerts heading to this area, check out our calendar.

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Chris Young Showcases How He Was “Raised On Country” in New Video

Raised On Country

Last week, the multi-platinum entertainer, 11-time chart-topper and Grand Ole Opry member Chris Young debuted the rowdy music video for his latest hit, “Raised On Country.” Young, who is known for sticking to his traditional country roots, has been named by Associated Press as “one of Nashville’s finest traditionalists.” “Raised on Country” was co-written with Corey Crowder and Cary Barlowe, and the music video was filmed at the historic country radio station 650 WSM and at a local Nashville dive bar.

Directed by Peter Zavadil, Young and a couple of bandmates make their way into the legendary station to a surprised radio host. The musical threesome go “ON AIR” and give an entertaining performance. Before you know it, their energizing voices are radiating through a stereo at a hometown bar. In no time at all, the entire bar fills up with people listening to Young and his band singing. He gives credit to his musical influences during the chorus with lyrics, “I was raised on Merle, raised on Willie / Got my Honky Tonk attitude from Joe Diffie / Daddy did too, it’s family tradition / If someone cranks it up, you can’t help but listen / My upbringing sounds like George Strait singing / And I gotta give props to the radio / ‘Cause if you know me, I was raised on country”

According to Rolling Stone, Young said, “As a member of the Opry, I was honored to be allowed to film ‘Raised On Country’ in and around the WSM Radio Tower and the same airwaves where songs from my musical icons have played over the years.”

“Raised On Country” is certainly a huge indicator of the energy Young plans to bring to his live shows as he will be kicking off his 2019 “Raised on Country Tour” May 16th in Alpharetta, Georgia. Turn the volume up on your own speakers and check out this boisterous music video below.

 

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Chris Young Debuts New Song “Raised on Country”

Chris Young Raised on Country

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Country megastar, Chris Young brought the 2018 trend of name-dropping fellow country artists in songs with us to 2019 in his brand new track “Raised on Country.” The song’s debut, follows Young’s number 1 hit, “Hangin’ On.” The new track is the first of many new songs coming from the artist this year, and possibly, the first song off his next studio album.

“Raised on Country” is an upbeat, head-bopping song, that is as country as country gets. Young name-drops some of his favorite old-school country singers, in the catchy chorus, including, George Strait, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Joe Diffie. “I was raised on Merle / raised on Willie / Got my Honky Tonk attitude from Joe Diffie / Daddy daddy did it too / it’s a family tradition / IF someone cranks it up, you can’t help but listen / My upbringing sounds like George Strait singing / And I gotta give props to the radio, ‘cause if you know me / I was raised on country.”

 The song, co-written, by Young, Corey Crowder, and Cary Barlowe is the perfect transition into the next phase of artistry for the singer, giving fans a song to jam out to all year long. On Twitter, the Grammy-nominated vocalist promoted his new song, calling “Raised on Country” one of his favorites. “Right now one of my favorite songs I have ever written drops… I remember listening to country music on the radio as I grew up and I fell in love with it. This is an anthem/a party/ and an ode to what I love. Enjoy!!! Here we go!.”

Young just wrapped up his 2018 headlining ‘Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour,’ with special guests Dan + Shay and Morgan Evans back in December. We were lucky enough to catch the singers last month, in the second to last show of the tour. Young does not currently have any United States scheduled shows for this year, but he will be performing in England in May. For more information head to chrisyoungcountry.com.

 

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Chris Young, Dan + Shay, & Morgan Evans at Nash 94.7 Holiday Bash

Morgan Evans, Dan + Shay, Chris Young

Friday night (Dec. 7), Nash FM 94.7 took over Chris Young’s ‘Losing Sleep Tour’ with special guests Dan + Shay and Morgan Evans and transformed the talented lineup into the country radio station’s first ever Nash Holiday Bash. New York country music fans filled up the arena at Nassau Coliseum, anxiously awaiting the show to begin.

Nash FM 94.7 DJs Katie Neal and Jesse Addy took the stage to welcome the crowd and to introduce Evans’ opening set. The rising country star entered the stage with nothing but his acoustic guitar and loop pedal. This is not out of the ordinary for Evans, as this is the way he always performs live to truly showcase his undeniable musical talents. Opening his set with his latest single “Day Drunk,” the playful upbeat jam began to warm the crowd up. Evans continued to play “American” from his debut album, Things That We Drink To, then explained that he wrote hundreds of songs for his the album but only 11 could make the cut.  He told the crowd that he was so proud when another artist recorded one of his songs and he proceeded to play his own rendition of Dylan Scott’s current radio hit “Hooked.” With the crowd on their feet, Evans began to play his final song of his set which was his first ever number one single “Kiss Somebody.” Fans screamed the lyrics back to the singer-songwriter, until Evans took a moment before the last chorus to speak to the crowd, letting them know that every person who purchased a copy of Things That We Drink To at the merchandise tables, would be meeting him after the show so he could thank each and every one of them personally.

Morgan Evans, Dan + Shay, Chris Young

Neal and Addy returned to the stage a few moments after Evans exited, to introduce super-duo Dan + Shay. The arena erupted into cheers and screams as Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney began their set with their debut single “19 You + Me.” The duo continued performing their hit singles, “Nothin’ Like You,” “From The Ground Up” and “How Not To.” Along with a few songs from their newest self-titled album including “All To Myself,” “Alone Together,” “Make or Break” and their fastest growing single “Speechless.” Asking the crowd if there were any Rascal Flatts fans in the audience, the two sang “I Like The Sound Of That,” which Mooney co-wrote. Smyers took a moment to speak to the crowd, “Before we get out of here, we gotta play the song that has changed our lives this year. Just this morning, we woke up in the parking lot and found out the damn song was nominated for two Grammy awards, thank you for that. This is our first time performing the song being nominated for a Grammy in our entire career and it would mean the world to us if we make this the loudest sing-along we’ve ever heard.” Fans did exactly that. Every person inside of the arena screamed the lyrics right back to Mooney and Smyers. Click here to watch the moment from on our Instagram. The crowd and the duo continuously fed off of each other’s energy, making their set a sincere highlight of the entire night.

Morgan Evans, Dan + Shay, Chris Young

The Nash Holiday Bash wouldn’t be complete without a headliner, country superstar Chris Young took the stage to perform his biggest hits.  Young who has had success with 11 singles hitting the number one spot on the charts chose to highlight songs from his of his albums, kicking the night off with “Losing Sleep” then throwing it back to some of his first singles, “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song)” and “Voices”.

Being that this was a holiday celebration, Young took the time to explain that he had learned requests when he was playing a Mexican restaurant in Nashville before getting his record deal and he learned this next song. “This is sort of an unknown Christmas song but it’s definitely a country Christmas song on Alan Jackson’s record that I listened to as a kid and I asked him to be a part of my record and sing it with me, and he did.” He then played “New Kid In Town” which is on his holiday album, It Must Be Christmas. 

Young recalled the last time he was in the venue, eight years ago,  he was opening for Luke Bryan who was opening for Rascal Flatts. “That shows you how long this has been, this has been my journey, and I was not kidding when I said I was going to say ‘Thank you’ a lot, I’ve got the microphone, you can’t stop me…” he laughed. “Thank you for an incredible year.” In between songs, the crowd gathered in a giant U.S.A chant, and overwhelmed with gratitude for our great country and his fans, the singer-songwriter stood at the microphone silent, allowing the chant to continue until it erupted into cheers. Closing out the night with an encore of “Man I Want to Be” and “I’m Comin’ Over” the audience sang along to every single word of Young’s entire set, making it one hell of a Friday night.

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10 Chris Young Lyrics To Use For Instagram Captions

Chris Young

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Friday, December 7th, Chris Young is leading Nash FM 94.7’s ‘NASH Holiday Bash’ concert at Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum. In order to get ready for what is sure to be an epic night of music by the recording artist, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of the singer’s greatest hits that are comprised of lyrics that would make perfect Instagram captions for your pictures from the show.

Check out some of our favorite lyrics below:

  1. “The love of a lifetime is worth at least a million tries”- Goodbye
  2. “Runnin’ every red light, to Hell with the closure… save it for another time”- I’m Comin’ Over
  3. “Aw naw, somebody just bought a shot of Patron, hang on… I might have to stay”- Aw, Naw
  4. “Those lonely eyes don’t have to be alone tonight”- Lonely Eyes
  5. “Fall into me, let me breathe the air you breathe, I can take you anywhere you want to be”- Losing Sleep
  6. “Yeah I’m hangin’ on, hangin’ on to every word you say”- Hangin’ On
  7. “Same old bar, same burned out lights, same people, and all the same faces… so why in the hell does it feel like a different place”- Think Of You (feat. Cassadee Pope)
  8. “Uh honey there sure ain’t nothing, like you loving me all night long, and all I can think about is getting you home”- Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song)
  9. “We’re like fire and gasoline, I’m no good for you, you’re no good for me”- Tomorrow
  10. “I thought I knew what love was, but I didn’t have a clue… I never found anything that makes me feel like I do about you”- You

Tickets for Chris Young’s show are available here. Make sure you are following @NYCountrySwag on Instagram for snaps from the night!

 

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5 Country Stars Who Bring Their Adorable Pups On Tour

They don’t call dogs a man’s best friend for nothing. If you have a furry friend you know far too well that it isn’t easy being away from their precious faces for too long. Just like us, country stars know this feeling, so why not bring them on the road? Check out the artists, who bring their best buds on tour!

 

1) Brett Eldredge & Edgar Boogie – 

The most famous country pup of them all, Edgar Boogie is never too far from his dad, Brett Eldredge. The duo are inseparable, always keeping the fans up to date on their latest adventures. Every night while on tour Edgar makes a special appearance in the ‘Bedhead Jams’ portion of the show and recently was the star of Eldredge’s music video “Love Someone” The Edgar Cut. The beloved pup also has his own Instagram page, @edgarboogie.

Dogs

Photo Via @Bretteldredge Instagram

 

2) Kelsea Ballerini & Dibs – 

Kelsea Ballerini has a special fur baby in her life, making it too hard to leave him behind. She brings Dibs on tour with her whenever she can and he even has his own backstage pass for his collar. Ballerini got Dibs just after the release of her first album, The First Time, and named the pup after her first single of the same name!

Dogs

Photo Via @KelseaBallerini Instagram

 

3) Chris Young & Porter – 

Chris Young’s pup, Porter, is the newest addition to his road crew on ‘The Losing Sleep World Tour.’ Young received Porter last Christmas from his sister without knowing what his reaction would be; he ended up loving the German Shepard puppy at first sight. As a joke, the hit singer made an Instagram account for his furry friend but kept it once it started gaining followers. You can follow along, @porterthedog, to see how his first time on the road is going!

Dogs

Photo Via @ChrisYoungMusic Instagram

 

4) Michael Ray & Wrigley – 

It was love at first sight for Michael Ray and his adopted pup, Wrigley. He just couldn’t resist taking her home after the Country LakeShake Festival in 2017 and now his beloved Wrigley is constantly on the road with him. Ray and his pup have since launched, Wrigley Cares, a foundation to help animals in need. While Ray’s on tour, he sets up donation stations so concert attendees can drop off supplies that will go to local shelters.

Dogs

Photo Via @MichaelRayMusic Instagram

 

5) Maren Morris & June & Pancake – 

Maren Morris is now a dog mom of two adorable pups; June and Pancake, with husband Ryan Hurd. Morris recently received Pancake from Jon Pardi’s mom, giving June a new pal to play with while on the road. She brings out her pups as often as she can, even having June take part in the tour by having her sit sideline at her meet and greets for fans to play with.

Maren Morris Dogs

Photo Via @MarenMorris Instagram

 

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Best Country Music Concerts in NYC This Fall

Although it may still feel a bit like summer out there, the summer concert season is now behind us. Break out the pumpkin spice everything and get ready for fall with the amazing line up of artists coming through NYC and its surrounding areas this season. Mark your calendars now for awesome shows and great entertainment.  The following concerts are going to be happening within the next few months that will be sure help get us through the long, cold months!

Best NYC Fall Country Concerts

Keith Urban – Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY
October 27th, 2018

Former Entertainer of the Year nominee, Keith Urban with special guest Kelsea Ballerini is bringing his Graffiti U World Tour to Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, October 27th. Be sure to expect an unbelievable show filled with energetic sing-alongs to classic fan favorites and Top 10 singles such as his latest, “Coming Home.”

Best NYC Fall Country Concerts

Pistol Annies – Town Hall, NYC
November 2nd, 2018

Pistol Annies ft. Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley are back together in New York City for a special album release show. Only three cities were chosen, so if you score a ticket consider yourself extremely lucky! The concert is taking place at Town Hall in NYC on November 2nd, the same day their second album “Interstate Gospel” is released.  For a sneak peak of their album, go to www.pistolannies.com to listen to 3 new tracks.

Best NYC Fall Country Concerts

Chris Stapleton – Madison Square Garden, NYC
November 2nd, 2018

Who wants to see one of the most powerful voices in country music? Fortunately for us city folks, we will be graced with Chris Stapleton’s voice at Madison Square Garden on Friday, November 2nd for his All-American Road Show Tour. Stapleton will bring along special guests Marty Stuart & Brent Cobb.

Best NYC Fall Country Concerts

Kane Brown – Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, NYC
November 7th, 2018

In light of his new album dropping November 9th, Kane Brown is bringing Clare Dunn along with him out on the Live Forever Tour making a stop at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Wednesday. November 7th.

Best NYC Fall Country Concerts

Randy Rogers Band, Gramercy Theatre, NYC
November 17th, 2018

Randy Rogers Band is bringing a bit of Texas to the Big Apple alongside Parker McCullum for a guaranteed good time at Gramercy Theatre in Manhattan on Saturday, November 17th.

Best NYC Fall Country Concerts

LANCO – Irving Plaza, NYC
November 29th, 2018

Fans of LANCO will have an opportunity to see them and special guest Travis Denning as they bring their “Hallelujah Nights Tour” to Irving Plaza in NYC on Thursday, November 29th. This is their first headlining tour and will give fans a chance to hear their album Hallelujah Nights all the way through!

Best NYC Fall Country Concerts

Ashley McBryde – Gramercy Theatre, NYC
December 6th, 2018

Ashley McBryde is headlining the “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” Tour this Fall and bringing Dee White with her. She will be playing at Gramercy Theatre on Wednesday, December 6th in New York City. This is a show you don’t want to miss, and its a nice way to break up the week!

Best NYC Fall Country Concerts

Chris Young/Dan + Shay/Morgan Evans – NYCB LIVE: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale, NY

December 7th, 2018

Nash FM’s “Nash Holiday Bash” with Chris Young ft. Dan + Shay & Morgan Evans is coming to NYCB LIVE: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, NY on Friday, December 7th! Get in the holiday spirit and get tickets on sale now, or you can try to win your way in by listening to Nash FM!

Check out this playlist below to get you ready for the Fall concert season in NYC!

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Chris Young Entertains Nash FM 94.7 Winners at Stage 17

Chris Young Stage 17

To cap off a whirlwind Tuesday in New York City that started with a 3 am wake-up call for Good Morning America, Chris Young played an intimate show at Nash FM 94.7 Hackensack Meridian Health Stage 17, just after an interview with NYCountry Swag. Backed by two guitarists and strumming his own acoustic, Young charmed fans during his six-song set that included some of his classic and future hits. He also took time to chat with Nash DJs Katie Neal and Jesse Addy, telling stories about summers as a teenager, recording with Cassadee Pope and Vince Gill, and his arena tour, which hits Long Island in December.

Playing the “Up Close and Country” stage atop New York City’s Madison Square Garden, Young recounted his last visit to the famous arena, taking his mom to see Billy Joel. He also took a page from Joel’s book for the acoustic show, recalling how the Piano Man announced, “I’m not gonna play anything new, I’m just going to play stuff you guys know.” Young promised the same, “So that’s what we’re going to do today, play stuff that you guys put on the radio.” He then played some of his earliest hits, including “Getting You Home” and “The Man I Want to Be.”

While introducing the latter, Young admitted that the song had slipped from his set-list, but returned at the request of an unusual person, The Rock. “So I didn’t play this song for a long time, and there’s all different kinds of reasons that you end up putting something back in your set. This was a multi-week #1, and we had it out of the show, I really don’t know why, but when the Rock tweets at you, you kinda gotta put the song back in the set, and he did so…”

One of the highlights of the show was its impromptu vibe, as Young turned to his guitarists, asking what song they should play next, and Ryan Haas chose “You,” while Kevin Collier and the Rock had similar tastes, choosing “The Man I Want to Be.” Young also played “You” and “Aw Naw,” much to the excitement of the lucky fans in the audience.

While tuning his guitar to introduce his penultimate song, Young recalled a hilarious story of playing at a funeral convention as an up and coming artist. He admitted that he opened for an Elvis impersonator and played in front of a casket that cost $100,000.  He then began to play one song, while his guitarist played another, adding to the spontaneous hilarity of the night. They were quickly back in tune with each other, playing Young’s current single, “Hangin’ On,” which is the follow up to his 10th #1, “Losing Sleep.”
Chris Young Stage 17

Young ended the evening with a song that “changed his life,” “I’m Coming Over.” Before launching into it, he thanked and praised Nash FM 94.7, and the great city in which it resides. “This is one of my favorite cities on the face of the planet,” Young said of New York City. “I love getting the chance to come up here, especially when we get the chance to do so many cool things in the span of like two days.”

Judging from the reaction from the fans in the audience and on Facebook Live, New York City loves having Chris Young here as much as he enjoys being here.  If you didn’t have a chance to attend last night’s intimate show, you’re in luck because you can watch a replay of it below.

 

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