Brett Young Hopes Fans Will Get To Know Him Through His Debut Album

We sat down with one of country music's brightest new stars, Brett Young. See what he told us about his debut album, new single, and more! 

Written by Lauren Laffer
Brett Young Hopes Fans Will Get To Know Him Through His Debut Album
Brett Young; Photo by Chapman Baehler

California native Brett Young is well on his way to becoming one of country music’s brightest new stars. The former baseball player-turned-singer/songwriter released his self-titled debut album with a No.1 song under his belt and another standout track already catching the attention of fans worldwide.

“When I first got to Nashville, somebody told me that the right song would raise its hand. I was like ‘I don’t know what that means.’ Then we watched ‘In Case You Didn’t Know’ have success on its own before we had even done anything with it and it was pretty obvious to us that it was the next one,” Young told Sounds Like Nashville of his new single. “People don’t just like the song. They’ve learned it. They know it. They’re singing it back to us which is pretty cool.”

The song in the second single from the 12-song project, and is one of the 11 tracks Young helped co-write. While having his name as a songwriting credit on nearly every track wasn’t initially the idea for the record, he explained that in the end, it’s the only thing that truly made sense.

“I wanted the first album to be a way for people to kind of get to know me and every time we would go to grab an outside song that we really liked because it was a great song, it just really didn’t sound like the other songs on the record,” he shared. “So it was less about wanting to write all the songs and more about the songs being another new, different way for people as they’re listening to get to know me.”

Young will take his array of songs out on the road when he spends the summer opening for Lady Antebellum’s You Look Good World Tour. The tour kicks off on May 26 in Bakersfield, CA.

See what else Brett Young told us about making the album in the video above. Brett Young is available for purchase HERE.