Multi-platinum, global entertainers Chris Young and Kane Brown, a 5x AMA winner, learned this morning that their multi-week No. 1 smash, “Famous Friends,” is nominated for Favorite Country Song at the “2021 American Music Awards,” the world’s largest fan-voted awards show! Chris shared his excitement on socials, posting “Just woke up to my first AMA nomination!!!!”
Voting is now open globally by searching “AMAs” on TikTok. The 2021 AMAs air live, Sunday, November 21 at 8pm EST/PST, on ABC.
“Famous Friends” not only topped the Country Aircheck/Mediabase and Billboard country radio charts earlier this year, it also spent an astounding 15 weeks in the Top 5 on Billboard, marking the 12th career No. 1 for Chris and the 6th for Kane. The pair will perform the song at the CMA Awards where it is nominated for Single of the Year, Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year. Watch live Wednesday, November 10 on ABC.
ABOUT CHRIS YOUNG:
Multi-platinum RCA Records Nashville global entertainer Chris Young has accumulated an impressive list of accomplishments, including membership in the iconic Grand Ole Opry, more than 4 Billion on-demand streams, 13 Million singles sold, 12 career No. 1 singles, 22 R.I.A.A. Gold/Platinum/Multi-Platinum certified projects, 6 Country Music Association nominations, 4 Academy of Country Music nominations and 2 Grammy nominations, along with wins for Performance of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year at the CMT Music Awards. These accomplishments and more landed him in the Top 20 of Billboard’s top country artists of the decade.
Chris’s multi-week chart-topping platinum single, “Famous Friends” with Kane Brown – the title track to his “most personal album to date” (Forbes) – is nominated for Single, Musical Event and Music Video at the 2021 CMA Awards and earned Chris his first-ever AMA nomination for Favorite Country Song. Chris set a career first-week streaming record for his 8th studio album, Famous Friends.
Named “one of his era’s finest traditionalists” by the Associated Press, Chris is an international ambassador for country music, performing to capacity crowds around the world. With a hit-packed set that highlights his twelve chart-toppers — including back-to-back No. 1s “Losing Sleep,” “Sober Saturday Night,” “Think Of You,” and “I’m Comin’ Over” — the Grammy and ACM nominated vocalist’s 2019 headlining tour played to over 400,000 fans in 3 countries.
ABOUT KANE BROWN:
Named to the 2021 Time 100 list of the most interesting people in the world, 5X American Music Award (AMA) winner Kane Brown continues to expand the perception of Country music and break musical boundaries. Noted as the “future of Country” (Billboard) and one of “31 People Changing the South” (Time), the chart-topping entertainer earned an ACM Album of the Year nomination for Mixtape Vol. 1, (2020) and won an ACM Video of the Year Award for his anthem “Worldwide Beautiful.” Brown first broke through the country charts with his #1 self-titled debut, which spent 13 weeks at the top of the chart and set a new record when Brown the first artist in Billboard history to Top all 5 Billboard Country charts simultaneously. Kane Brown produced two of the most streamed country songs of all time–the 7X platinum #1 hit “Heaven” and “What Ifs.” Brown’s sophomore album Experiment debuted #1 on the Billboard 200 all-genre chart and solidified Brown as the only male country artist in more than 24 years to debut at the top of the Billboard 200. Experiment produced back-to-back #1 hits and was ranked by The New York Times as one of the Top 10 Best Albums of the Year. His latest project, the ACM nominated Mixtape Vol. 1 featured Brown’s Top 10 pop radio hit “Be Like That” featuring Khalid and Swae Lee, his co-written duet “Last Time I Say Sorry” with John Legend, and “Worldwide Beautiful.” Brown made history as one of only the 10th other Country artists to sell-out the Staples Center in the famed venue’s 20-year history, and recently repeated the milestone on his newly launched “Blessed & Free” NBA Arena headlining tour, where he also is the first Country artist to tour all the NBA Arenas in one tour. Brown recently received 3 CMA nominations for his multi-week #1 single with Chris Young, “Famous Friends.” His latest singles, “One Mississippi” and “Memory” are currently Top 20 on the Country and Top 40 radio charts. On September 30th, Brown released his latest collaboration, “Blessed & Free” with Grammy and Oscar Award winning artist, H.E.R. to critical acclaim from the The New York Times, Billboard, Rolling Stone, American Songwriter and UPROXX. For more information on Kane Brown, visit www.kanebrownmusic.com
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