With piercing blue eyes and standing tall at 6’ 6,” it’s impossible to miss Brett Young. The former college pitcher and current ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year uses his competitive edge to create music that critics, radio and fans cannot stop raving about. Brett has spent many late nights in the recording studio strumming chords and perfecting lyrics that encompass his “Caliville” sound – the world between Brett’s SoCal roots and Music City coming-of-age. This can be heard on his GOLD-certified self-titled album (BMLG Records) now available everywhere. Produced by Dann Huff, Brett is credited on 11 of the 12 tracks establishing himself as an accomplished songwriter. “I think my background has a lot to do with my work ethic,” expresses Brett. “There is a discipline that you learn growing up playing sports, which I did through college. It is always my goal to work harder than the next guy.” Brett’s “confessional, soulful Country gems” (Entertainment Weekly) are derived from a myriad of personal experience. One pass through the California native’s self-titled debut album, you are completely immersed in his love, passion, hope and honesty. “Everyone leaves a trail of ‘almosts’ and bittersweet memories behind on the road to ‘the one’,” says Brett. “It has happened to me on my journey—it happens to everyone - but I’m learning to use those moments now when I write music. I’m a hopeless romantic who feels everything, and that shows in my songs.” Capturing attention right out of the gate, Brett’s first three singles “Sleep Without You,“ “In Case You Didn’t Know,” and “Like I Loved You” all climbed to No. 1, making Young the artist who has spent the most time atop the Billboard Country Airplay Chart within the past 12 months. All three singles have also reached PLATINUM status, while his breakout smash “In Case You Didn’t Know” is 3X PLATINUMcertified, making him the only debut Country artist to reach that sales milestone since 2014. Further proving that he makes love look like an art form, Brett’s newest single “Mercy” is steadily climbing the radio charts, and its video has already hit No. 1 in its second week on the Vevo Top Country chart. “I grew up with Marvin Gaye, Kenny Rogers, Tim McGraw— emotionally expressive singers. I like that the emotion carries the songs, where the music is almost secondary,” he explains. "Tim McGraw’s 'Don’t Take The Girl’ – that for me was the first time I heard a country song and said this is what I wanna do. That influenced me; as a songwriter and a performer, I want to connect like that. When your audience really feels what you’re singing, it becomes about much more than the show. You have a connection…you truly have a fan and a shared special moment." Having previously toured with Superstars Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley and Lady Antebellum, the California native sold out every single stop on his debut headlining CALIVILLE TOUR. This spring he will be on the road with Thomas Rhett’s LIFE CHANGES TOUR 2018. For the latest updates, follow Brett on Instagram or visit BrettYoungMusic.com.