Nashville, TN - March 31, 2020 – Multi-PLATINUM performer Brett Young is a perfect fit for Levi’s 5:01® Live Music Series. Teaming up with the brand once again, the chart-topping singer/songwriter will connect on Instagram Live tonight for a special performance and Q&A beginning at 5:01pm PST. Included in the ranks alongside music’s top stars like Snoop Dogg, The Roots’ Questlove and Alec Benjamin, Young is joining Levi’s® initiative encouraging everyone to stay at home, stay connected and amplifying the universal reminder we’re all in this together. Tune-in to watch the performance here and join the conversation using #UseYourVoice.
Additionally, Young will donate his $10k performance earnings to MusiCares® COVID-19 Relief Fund. The Recording Academy® and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares® have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help people in the music industry affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and subsequent cancellation of multiple music events. From hotel and bar gigs to major music festivals, COVID-19 is deeply impacting live music events, and the creative community behind it all. Administered through MusiCares, the COVID-19 Fund will be used to directly support those in the music community with the greatest need. To donate or learn more visit: https://www.grammy.com/MusiCares/CoronavirusReliefFund.
As the 5x chart-topper’s current hit “Catch” quickly approaches the top of the country radio charts, Young was announced today as part of the GRAMMY Museum's® next round of free digital content released during its COVID-19 closure. Beginning on April 29, fans can listen to a never-before-heard sit-down interview with Young taped at the Clive Davis Theater in LA last year at www.grammymuseum.org.
Young’s TICKET TO L.A. (BMLG Records), debuted atop the Billboard Country Albums chart upon release and features hits he co-wrote -- current Top 5 single “Catch” and No. 1 lead track “Here Tonight.” His sophomore effort follows a PLATINUM self-titled debut, which dominated the Top 20 on the Country Albums chart for 37 weeks. Delivering five consecutive No. 1 hits with “In Case You Didn’t Know” (5X PLATINUM), “Mercy” (2X PLATINUM), “Sleep Without You” (PLATINUM), “Like I Loved You” (PLATINUM) and “Here Tonight” (PLATINUM), Young was named ASCAP’s 2018 Country Songwriter-Artist of the Year for his “melodic craftsmanship” (Billboard). He has also garnered nominations from ACM, Billboard, Teen Choice, CMT and CMA Awards as he continues to rack up nonstop hits as “one of country’s most consistent radio stars” (Rolling Stone). Young has amassed more than 3 billion streams of his catalog globally and has sold-out stops on his headlining THE CHAPTERS TOUR. For additional information, visit BrettYoungMusic.com.
A friend and ally of the music community, MusiCares was established by the Recording Academy to safeguard the health and well-being of all music people. A four-star charity and safety net in times of need, MusiCares offers confidential preventive, recovery, and emergency programs to address financial, medical, and personal health issues. Through the generosity of our donors and volunteer professionals, our dedicated team works across the country to ensure the music community has the resources and support it needs.
For more information, visit www.musicares.org, "like" MusiCares on Facebook, and follow @MusiCares on Twitter and Instagram.
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