|Chris Young Extends Global Agreement with EMI Music Publishing|
|EMI Music Publishing, the world's leading publisher of popular music, announced today that it has extended its five year relationship with Grammy nominated, Nashville based singer-songwriter Chris Young.|
Young has achieved five consecutive number one singles on the Billboard Country chart including his self-penned songs “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song)”, “Voices” and “Tomorrow”. His current single “You”, also written by Young, hit the top spot last week making it his fifth consecutive number one in a row. The new co-publishing deal sees EMI Music Publishing continuing to represent Young’s impressive catalogue of songs and future works.
“As we celebrate our fifth #1 single together I'm excited to continue my relationship with EMI Music Publishing and look forward to continuing to craft and create great new music," says Young.
EMI Music Publishing Nashville Executive Vice President, Ben Vaughn added: “Chris has such respect for country music’s history, it’s very gratifying to see him play an integral part of writing country’s next chapter. Topping the charts five times in a row shows how fans & radio react to Chris’ style of modern day country music and is a real testament to Chris’ drive and his team that supports him.”
Following his self-titled debut album, which reached number three on the US Country chart, Young’s songwriting credentials have flourished and his second studio album ‘The Man I Want To Be’ is now certified gold with sales of over half a million copies. Young’s highly acclaimed third album “Neon”, opened at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 in July 2011.
Young was a big winner at last year’s American Country Awards where he was crowned Breakthrough Artist of the Year and took home Single of the Year for “Voices”. Young capped off an incredible 2011 by performing to a sold out crowd of 6,000 fans on New Year’s Eve at Billy Bob’s in Texas and he is currently a special guest on Miranda Lambert’s ‘On Fire’ tour.
EMI Music Publishing is the world's leading publisher of popular music, representing more than one million copyrights including some of the best known songs ever written. Iconic songs in the EMI Music Publishing catalog include “New York New York”, “You’ve Got A Friend”, “The James Bond Theme”, “Lady Marmalade”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “Always On My Mind”, “Over The Rainbow”, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” and “Singin’ In the Rain”
ABOUT CHRIS YOUNG: 2011 was an amazing year for Chris Young, with nominations including: CMA New Artist of the Year, American Country Awards, and his first GRAMMY® nod, in addition to six national TV appearances. With his rich, warm baritone and penchant for writing relatable, slice-of-life songs, Young has emerged as both a critic and fan favorite. In the last few months, Young has celebrated GOLD selling status for both his sophomore album The Man I Want To Be, and smash single "Tomorrow" from his new album NEON. He has scored five consecutive #1s. Young has been out on the road most of this year on Jason Aldean’s “My Kinda Party Tour”. Miranda Lambert has selected Chris as her special guest for her tour “On Fire” starting in January 2012. For tour dates and all the latest information on Chris Young, visit www.chrisyoungcountry.com and follow him on Twitter @ChrisYoungMusic.