Chris Young has taken his brand of country music around the world, although he’s still true to his country roots in Tennessee. For Episode 02 of the MusicRow Podcast, Young and his booking agent, Rob Beckham, explain how they’ve built a career on the road – and even across the ocean.
MusicRow publisher/owner Sherod Robertson sat down with Young and Beckham, who co-heads the Nashville office of William Morris Endeavor, inside the Keith Whitley Room at RCA Records’ Nashville office. Together, Young and his longtime label have celebrated six No. 1 country hits, including “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices” and “Tomorrow.” Meanwhile, Beckham has guided Young’s career from playing small clubs to headlining a world tour. They have joined forces yet again for Young’s brand new album, I’m Comin’ Over, which is also the title of his latest hit single.
Robertson has personally known Young and his family since becoming owner and publisher of MusicRow, so their wide-ranging conversation is like catching up with an old friend. It’s also a map to Young’s interests – whether it’s walking around Berlin, Germany, before playing a show, or talking about why traditional country legends like Whitley and Conway Twitty are important to him. Along with discussing the production equipment that follows him around the globe, Young reveals what he does backstage before every show.
Sponsored by SunTrust Bank’s Sports & Entertainment Group, this episode of the MusicRow podcast is the second in a series, following an engaging interview with Merle Haggard that premiered on MusicRow.com last week. Both of the MusicRow podcasts are available on iTunes.
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About the MusicRow podcast:
From Nashville’s leading music industry trade publication, The MusicRow Podcast features in-depth conversations with artists and the key industry members behind their music. Hosted by MusicRow Magazine Publisher Sherod Robertson, the series offers unique perspectives from iconic legends and rising talent to key decision makers and gatekeepers in the Nashville music industry.
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