Brett Young Scores His First Top Song with “In Case You Didn’t Know.” #1 on CISN Country’s American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks.
When artists go to awards shows for the first time, they can sometimes feel a little left out. That’s kind of what happened to Brett Young before he had his two hit songs, Sleep Without You and In Case You Didn’t Know.
“The first award show that I attended was a week before my first single went to radio. And I remember feeling like, ‘What am I doing here?’ Kind of fish out of water,” Young told CMT Hot 20.
That all changed recently, though, when In Case You Didn’t Know hit the top of the charts. Now he says that there’s something very cool about seeing his name on the ballot, like it was Wednesday night at the CMT Music Awards. Brett performed In Case You Didn’t Know and it was nominated for breakthrough video of the year.
“You put material out and you just hope people connect with it and enjoy it, so the fact that it connected so well that it got put up for an award is extremely humbling and flattering.” He says that he kept the video as simple as possible, to reflect the simple love story in the song.
“In order to let people make it their story, we didn’t want to tell too much of our own story. That’s how we wrote the song, and that ended up being what we wanted to do for the video. That’s why there’s not a lot of interaction with the girl in the video. It’s just really simple just me and a guitar and a song and we let it be about the lyrics,” he said.
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