Chilifest 2018 is quickly approaching, and the lineup is sure to turn some heads.
With performances by Koe Wetzel, Bri Bagwell, the Josh Abbott Band and Casey Donahew, it’s going to be a great weekend in Snook, Texas.
But the headliner for the second night of this year’s festivities is none other than Chris Young. The Tennessee native will take the stage on Saturday, April 7, and he is looking forward to event.
“A few of friends who have played there before have told me, ‘Get ready,’” Young said.
Young said those friends told him how amazing the crowd could get at Chilifest, and he’s ready to feed off that energy to give them a great show.
The trip to the Brazos Valley is coming in the middle of another successful year for Young. His most recent album, “Losing Sleep,” reached number one on the country charts, the second such honor for Young.
In fact, Young is still seeing a lot of success from his first number one album, “I’m Comin’ Over.” It debuted in the top spot on the charts, contained a multi-platinum single and received several accolades from the industry.
The album produced major hits, including two collaborations that rocked the country music world. “I’m Comin’ Over,” “Think of You” with Cassadee Pope, and “Sober Saturday Night” with Vince Gill all reached the top of the charts, with the first two earning platinum or multi-platinum status.
Overall, Young has racked up 10 number one singles and earned nominations from the Academy of Country Music, Billboard Music Awards, Country Music Association, and The Recording Academy.
Young said having achieving all of this at this stage was amazing, as it is something you can only dream about when entering the business.
“It’s huge to have this success,” Young said. “I’ve never wanted to do anything else.”
Entering his twelfth year on tour, Young said he is still crossing off arenas and festivals from his bucket list.
“I’m really excited to play Bridgestone Arena in September,” Young said. The venue in Nashville can seat up to 20,000 people for concerts and has hosted both the CMA Awards and the CMT Music Awards.
Playing at Chilifest will be another bucket list item for Young, who described the festival as a show with its own identity.
Chilifest is always a great time, but with Chris Young joining the line-up, this year is going to be one for the books! If you don’t already have your tickets, we highly suggest you find some and head on out to Snook!