Murfeesboro native and country music star Chris Young gave his fans a special treat this week when he announced via exclusive video that he will make his first Nashville headlining appearance from the Mother Church of Country Music, the historic Ryman Auditorium, on Nov. 15.
The premiere headlining appearance, which includes special guests Thomas Rhett and Joanna Smith, is the first stop on Chris’ upcoming Liquid Neon Tour and adds to an already stellar year of high profile TV performances, hit singles, and awards nominations for the baritone-voiced singer.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 14th at 10AM Central and are available via the Ryman box office, ryman.com, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.
While Young has played the Ryman as part of the Grand Ole Opry, this historic show will mark his headlining debut on the celebrated stage. Born and raised in Murfreesboro, this momentous occasion holds a special place in the heart of this middle Tennessee native.
“The first time I set foot on the Ryman stage was an unbelievable experience,” Young said. “I am so grateful for the support of my hometown crowd all of these years and saying I can’t wait for this show is an obvious understatement.”
Additional information on the Liquid Neon Tour will be announced in the coming weeks. Special guests on the tour include Thomas Rhett, whose Valory Music Co. released self-titled debut EP includes the hits “Beer With Jesus” and the Top 15 track “Something To Do With My Hands.” RCA recording artist and Young’s labelmate, Joanna Smith, will open the shows. Continue to check out www.chrisyoungcountry.com for dates.
2012 is undeniably a banner year for ACM Male Vocalist nominee Chris Young as he continues to accumulate more career highs.
The year began with a sold-out headlining show, TV performances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Talk, and the 47th annual ACM Awards on CBS, a sold-out tour with Miranda Lambert, ACM nominations for Male Vocalist and Single of the Year and his fifth consecutive chart-topper.
The list continues to expand with one PLATINUM and four GOLD RIAA certified singles plus a GOLD album for his sophomore release, The Man I Want To Be. The prior year saw nominations for CMA New Artist of the Year along with his first Grammy nod.
He won Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Single of the Year at the 2011 American Country Awards and has made nine national TV appearances since the release of his acclaimed third record, NEON, on RCA Records Nashville. With his rich, warm baritone and penchant for writing relatable, slice-of-life songs, Young, as described by Entertainment Weekly, clearly “has a long, lucrative future ahead of him.”
ABOUT THE RYMAN
A National Historic Landmark, Ryman Auditorium was built as a tabernacle by Captain Thomas G. Ryman in 1892, served as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943-74, and was completely renovated in 1994.
The Ryman is open for tours during the day and at night offers a wide variety of entertainment performances, just as it has for more than 100 years.
The venue was voted the 2010 and 2011 Pollstar Theatre of the Year. Ryman Auditorium is owned by Gaylord Entertainment, a Nashville-based hospitality and entertainment company that owns and operates Gaylord Hotels, the Grand Ole Opry, and 650 AM WSM.