The Grand Ole Opry’s newest member wraps 2017
as surprise guest for Garth Brooks’ sold-out show in Nashville
Nashville, TN — December 20, 2017 — In a remarkable year full of career milestones, Chris Young counts his induction as the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry at the top of his bucket list. After joining Jason Aldean as special guest on his “They Don’t Know Tour” throughout 2017, Chris played his final show of the year on Saturday night (12/16), surprising a sold-out hometown crowd at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena with an acoustic performance before reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year, Garth Brooks, took the stage.The banner year included the release of his highly anticipated seventh studio album, Losing Sleep, his third record in less than two years and second consecutive studio album to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart. Earlier this month, the title track from Chris’ chart-topping album was officially certified GOLD by the RIAA, hitting the 500,000-unit mark of combined sales and streams. The song, currently at #6 Mediabase / #9 Billboard and climbing on the country radio charts, marks the 32-year old Grammy nominated singer/songwriter’s 17th Gold/Platinum certification.