Multi-platinum, global entertainers Chris Young and Kane Brown have topped the Billboard year-end Country Airplay Songs chart with their multi-week No. 1, “Famous Friends.” Chris and Kane’s “Famous Friends” is not only the most-played song at country radio, the track has also earned accolades for #5 Billboard Hot Country Songs in 2021 and #39 Billboard Radio Songs all genre year-end chart, along with high marks on Billboard’s Country Streaming Songs, Hot 100 Songs and Canadian Hot 100 charts this year.
“It’s pretty incredible when you get to write/record/produce a song that not only makes people want to sing along with you at concerts, but also becomes the most played ‘Billboard’ country song of the entire year,” shares Chris. “I couldn’t be any happier that ‘Famous Friends’ will go into the record books for this, and that I get to celebrate it alongside my buddy Kane Brown.”
In addition to cataloging an astounding 15 weeks inside the Top 5 on Billboard’s country radio chart and amassing over 200 million streams, “Famous Friends,” the “upbeat salute to the small town folks who keep the real world running” (Tennessean), took home the trophy for the fan voted CMT Collaborative Video of the Year and numerous CMA and AMA nominations. The song is the title track to Chris’s newly released 8th studio album, Famous Friends. The record also includes collaborations with Lauren Alaina (“Town Ain’t Big Enough”) as well as Mitchell Tenpenny on new single, “At The End Of A Bar.”
An anthemic tribute to the names, faces, and legendary stories that make up each hometown, “Famous Friends” is Chris and Kane’s first collaboration since working together on Kane’s 2017 song “Setting the Night On Fire.” Additionally, the song reunites the former tour mates from Chris’ 2018 Losing Sleep Headlining Tour — which included a sold-out hometown show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena — and is a full-circle moment since Kane’s first live concert experience as a young Country fan was a Brad Paisley and Chris Young tour stop.
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, nearly 5 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.
“Famous Friends,” – Chris’s platinum-certified, multi-week chart-topping song with Kane Brown – is the title track to his “most personal album to date” (Forbes). The track earned the top spot on Billboard’s year-end Country Airplay Songs chart. In addition, the “booming duet” (Tennessean) “At The End Of A Bar” with Mitchell Tenpenny is the newest single from 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 most recent headlining tour played to over 400,000 fans in 3 countries.
ABOUT KANE BROWN: Named to the 2021 Time100 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 with his No. 1 Double Platinum self-titled debut album, which spent 13 weeks at the top of the chart and helped him become the first artist in Billboard history to Top all 5 Billboard Country charts simultaneously. Brown’s “Heaven” and “What Ifs” are the 3rd and 7th most streamed country songs of all time. Brown’s sophomore album Experiment debuted No.1 on the Billboard 200 and solidified Brown as the only male country artist in more than 24 years to achieve this all-genre chart feat. Experiment produced three back-to-back Double Platinum No. 1 hits and was ranked by The New York Times as one of the Top 10 Best Albums of the Year. One of only 10 country artists to sell out Los Angeles’ famed STAPLES Center, Brown recently repeated this milestone on his newly launched “Blessed & Free” headlining tour, where he is the first country artist to tour all NBA Arenas in one tour. Brown’s current top 10 and climbing hit, “One Mississippi” released on the heels of his three-time CMA nominated multi-week No. 1 single with Chris Young, “Famous Friends.” Brown recently released his latest collaboration “Blessed & Free” with Grammy and Oscar Award winning artist H.E.R. to critical acclaim from The New York Times, Billboard, Rolling Stone, American Songwriter and UPROXX. For more information on Kane Brown, visit www.kanebrownmusic.com.https://www.countryschatter.com/2021/12/chris-young-and-kane-browns-famous-friends-tops-billboards-country-airplay-songs-of-2021/Chart ToppersPress Release"At The End of the Bar","Famous Friends","Town Ain't Big Enough" Mitchell Tenpen ny,Billboard,Chris Young,Country Airplay Songs,kane Brown,Lauren Alaina,Twitter