CountryTown in partnership with iHeartCountry Australia is proud to announce Brett Young as our Artist Of The Week, following the release of his new EP, Weekends Look A Little Different These Days.
Weekends Look A Little Different These Days follows Brett’s gold-certified Ticket To L.A., which debuted atop the Billboard Country Albums chart and his platinum self-titled debut, which dominated the Top 20 on the Country Albums chart for 37 weeks and contributed to over 5 billion streams globally.
Produced by Dann Huff and Jimmy Harnen, and written by Brett, Justin Ebach and Kelly Archer, Brett’s latest single Not Yet is an easy, pop-country tune built for radio success.
He says, “It’s a song about being in the moment and being present enough to recognise that the moment is special and wishing that it didn’t have to end. I hope that when we play this song live for people … that it’s just a happy experience for everybody and it gets everybody on their feet and dancin’ and movin’ and having a good time.”
The eight-track EP also features several songs that have already been released, including his seventh consecutive chart-topping single Lady and You Got Away With It. Lady is a song written for his daughter Presley and, also, as an ode to his wife Taylor Mills. Earlier this year, the couple announced they are expecting their second daughter this summer (our winter).
Brett began singing in the late 1990s when he stepped in to replace an absent leader of the band during a Christian worship meeting at high school. Inspired by Gavin DeGraw’s album Chariot as well as singer-songwriter Jeffrey Stelle, he decided to return to music following an elbow injury that cut short his pursuit of a professional baseball career.
Nowadays, the 40-year-old continues to capture the hearts of fans everywhere through his honest lyrics and West Coast-meets-Southern sound, aptly dubbed “Caliville” style.
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