Brett Young

Brett Young

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About Brett Young

With his vulnerable croon and love-crazy tunes, Brett Young is practically the poster boy for romance in modern country. But for a Nashville star, his background is anything but typical. For starters, Young hails from Anaheim, CA, instead of the stereotypical small Southern town. And if fate hadn’t intervened, he’d have followed a completely different path. He was a baseball scholarship student at the University of Mississippi with offers from the pros, but in 2003 an elbow injury brought his pitching career to a sudden halt. When he shifted gears to focus on his love of music, Young was initially influenced by pop singer/songwriters like Gavin DeGraw, and his early DIY recordings in 2012-13 reflect that. But when he made his move to Nashville and reset his sound, his blend of pop and R&B influences and country set him apart. His soulful, lovestruck debut single, “Sleep Without You,” started his country career with a bang, achieving platinum status. When the self-titled 2017 album it came from did the same, it was obvious there was a new star in town. Young’s 2018 follow-up album, Ticket to L.A., went all the way to No. 1 on the country charts, and its Gavin DeGraw guest appearance underlined the way Young had taken Nashville on his own terms.

HOMETOWN
Anaheim, CA, United States of America
BORN
March 23, 1981