Chris Young Joins “Billion-Airs” Club With Two Billion Streams

Pictured (L-R): Paige Altone (Sony Music Nashville), Caryl Atwood (Sony Music Nashville), Randy Goodman (Sony Music Nashville), Chris Young, Sarah Trahern (CMA), Dennis Reese (Sony Music Nashville), Rob Beckham (The AMG Management), Alaina Vehec (Sony Music Nashville), Kent Earls (Universal Music Publishing Group). Photo: Jeff Johnson

Chris Young joined the “Billion-Airs” club as the RCA Records Nashville artist and multi-Platinum entertainer was surprised onstage during his Artist of the Day appearance at CMA Fest with plaques commemorating his more than two billion career streams and 12 million singles sold.

“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!”

Young also teased two new songs in the last 72 hours. On Thursday, the Grand Ole Opry member stood in the hallowed circle to perform “Drowning,” an intensely personal song written with Corey Crowder and Josh Hoge. On Sunday (June 9) Young welcomed Lauren Alaina at Spotify House at Ole Red 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, releasing later this year.


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