Brett Young’s In Case You Didn’t Know #1 for a third week on CISN Country’s CMT Top 20 Countdown with Paul McGuire. A former Ole Miss University baseball pitcher, Young began to hone his songwriting after an elbow injury put a halt to his Major League Baseball dreams.
After self-releasing a couple EPs, the 36-year-old singer, who counts Boyz II Men, Gavin DeGraw and Tim McGraw as major influences, signed with Scott Borchetta’s powerhouse label Big Machine Label Group (home to Florida Georgia Line, Taylor Swift, and more) and dropped his self-titled debut album this February.
That LP spawned hits with opener “Sleep Without You,” which cracked the top five on Billboard‘s country airplay chart last December, and “In Case You Didn’t Know,” which recently gave Young his first No. 1. “I think we all knew it was a special song when we wrote it,” Young tells EW, “but I don’t think any of us really thought it would do what it has.”
Fresh off an opening stint for Thomas Rhett, Young will warm stages for Lady Antebellum this summer. “They’re absolutely the best at what they do,” he says. “I’m selfishly so excited to catch their show every night!”
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