Big Loud’s CLAY HUNNICUTT, Big Loud’s Marc Rucker, Big Loud’s Nikki Wood, Sweet Talk Publicity’s Jensen Sussman, Chris Lane, Big Loud’s Lloyd Norman, Big Loud’s Candice Watkins, Sweet Talk Publicity’s Jodi Dawes
Performing for a SOLD-OUT crowd at New York City’s Irving Plaza last night (12/13), Big Loud Records’ CHRIS LANE was surprised on stage by label President Clay Hunnicutt with news that his smash single “Take Back Home Girl” is officially certified PLATINUM by the RIAA for exceeding 1 million equivalent sales in the U.S. Marking his first-ever PLATINUM hit, Lane was presented a plaque to commemorate the milestone moment.
“I’m literally at a loss for words,” Lane said to the crowd before thanking those who supported the song. “It takes a whole team of everybody, and Country radio I love you guys. Thank you so much for believing in me. To the fans, thank you so much for this. I love you guys. This is special. I can’t wait to hang this up in my house.”
Praised as a “match made in musical heaven” (PEOPLE.com), “Take Back Home Girl” features GRAMMY-nominated artist TORI KELLY. Lane and Kelly have previously hit major national stages to perform the heartfelt collaboration, appearing on both NBC’s TODAY and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The track soared to the top tier of the Country radio airplay charts and racked up hundreds of millions of combined streams. Penned by Hillary Lindsey, Josh Miller and David Garcia, “Take Back Home Girl” was the lead single from Lane’s sophomore album LAPS AROUND THE SUN – out now.
Currently on the road for his coinciding headline LAPS AROUND THE SUN TOUR, Lane is finishing the trek’s final 2018 stops with four consecutive sold-out shows in the Northeast this weekend. After stunning wall-to-wall crowds in Boston, MA, (12/12) and New York, NY, (12/13), he will take the stage tonight in Asbury Park, NJ, before heading to Philadelphia, PA (12/15).
Due to increasing demand, Lane has added four additional shows of the LAPS AROUND THE SUN TOUR in January 2019, officially wrapping the tour with a hometown show in Charlotte, NC, at Coyote Joe’s on January 19. Tickets are available now at iamChrisLane.com.
Here are the newly-announced dates, cities and venues for Chris Lane’s LAPS AROUND THE SUN TOUR:
January 10 – Dubuque, IA @ Five Flags Center
January 17 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
January 18 – Greenville, SC @ Blind Horse Saloon
January 19 – Charlotte, NC @ Coyote Joe’s
After completing his LAPS AROUND THE SUN TOUR, Lane will continue bringing his high-octane live show – and chart-rising single “I Don’t Know About You” – to fans across the U.S. and Canada as direct support on DAN + SHAY THE TOUR beginning March 2019.
ABOUT CHRIS LANE: Since bursting onto the scene with his breakout #1 smash “Fix,” Chris Lane’s star continues to rise with three consecutive GOLD-certified singles in the U.S. & Canada, two Top 10 albums and 800 million+ combined streams. Out of the gate, his irresistible new single “I Don’t Know About You” is climbing the Country radio charts and follows the success of his hit collaboration “Take Back Home Girl” with Tori Kelly. Both songs are featured on Lane’s Big Loud Records sophomore album – LAPS AROUND THE SUN – that made a chart-topping debut, landing at #1 on the iTunes Top Country Albums chart and inside the Top 10 of Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart for the second time in his career. Gaining recognition, Lane was named one of MusicRow Magazine’s 2017 Next Big Thing Artists, has scored nominations at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, ACM Awards and Radio Disney Music Awards and appeared on TODAY, The Bachelor, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night With Seth Meyers and CONAN. Previously landing coveted opening slots on tours with Florida Georgia Line, Dustin Lynch, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw + Faith Hill, and Rascal Flatts, the Kernersville, NC, native will close out the year on his second headline run – the LAPS AROUND THE SUN TOUR – with Mason Ramsey and Gabby Barrett.http://www.countryschatter.com/2018/12/chris-lane-scores-first-platinum-single-with-take-back-home-girl/AwardsPress ReleaseToursBig Loud Records,Candice Watkins,Chris Lane,Clay Hunnicutt,jensen Sussman,Jodi Dawes,Laps Around the Sun tour,Llouyd Norman,Marc Rucker,Nikki Wood,Sweet Talk Publicity,Twitter