Chris Young descended upon the Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville last night (Sept. 30) for a crowd of 5,000 fans and industry professionals. Following a string of dates on the European leg of his I'm Comin' Over World Tour, he has mapped out a lengthy run here in the states next, and what better way to kick off than in his hometown?
“I was both excited and anxious to come home and play a show in Nashville. I knew I was going to have a lot of friends and family in the audience so I didn’t want to screw up,” Young says in a statement released on Thursday (Oct. 1). “The audience at Ascend Amphitheater blew me away and I could have kept playing all night long.”
Young's 75-minute set included many of his biggest hits, ranging from "You," "Voices" and "Gettin' You Home" to "Who I Am with You," "Tomorrow" and "Aw Naw." Mid-way through his performance, fellow Nashville singer-songwriter and musician Brad Paisley surprised the crowd with a guest appearance, joining Young for an electric performance of Eric Clapton's "Change the World." Young also performed Conway Twitty's "I Can Take It from Here" and the title track to his forthcoming new record I'm Comin' Over, out Nov. 13. Also during the evening, Young was presented with a gold plaque celebrating his current radio hit for sales exceeding 500,000 digital downloads, via RIAA.
Young's openers for the show were Jerrod Niemann and newcomer Cam ("Burning House," "My Mistake"). Eric Paslay and Clare Dunn will join the tour for the remaining fourteen dates in Oct. through Dec. Find out additional details about the tour on Young's official website.
Young's fifth studio album follows 2013's A.M., which featured the hits "Aw Naw" and "Who I Am with You." To date, he's notched six No. 1 radio singles and earned seven gold or platinum certifications by the RIAA. He's also performed on countless network TV programs, including "Good Morning America" and "The Late Show with David Letterman."
Young' new single "I'm Comin' Over" is now available on Apple Music.