06 Dec CHRIS YOUNG AND CASSADEE POPE REACT TO GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR “THINK OF YOU” IN BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE CATEGORY
Nashville, TN – December 6, 2016 – Chris Young and Cassadee Pope are all smiles today as they received the news of their No. 1 hit, “Think of You,” being nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance at the upcoming 59th Annual GRAMMY® Awards airing Sunday, February 12 on CBS.
“I am so honored by this morning’s news,” says Young. “Cassadee and I have had such a great time together with this song at radio and on tour. Having it not only go No. 1 but also be nominated for a Grammy is really incredible!”
This accolade marks Young’s second Grammy nomination, having previously earned a nod for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for his critically acclaimed RIAA Platinum certified chart-topper “Gettin’ You Home,” and is Pope’s very first recognition.
“This moment is beyond any I could have ever imagined,” says Pope. “’Think Of You’ continues to change my life in amazing ways, and I am grateful for everyone who has believed in Chris and me. Thank you to The Recording Academy for this generous nomination!”
The RIAA Gold certified duet is Young’s eighth single to hit the top of the charts and can be found on his latest studio album, I’m Comin’ Over. The pair are rounding out the year together as they wrap the fall leg of Young’s headlining “I’m Comin’ Over Tour” this weekend with shows in Cape Girardeau, MO (Dec. 8), Moline, IL (Dec. 9) and Knoxville, TN (Dec. 10) along with Dustin Lynch. Tickets for upcoming dates may be purchased at aeglive.com and ChrisYoungCountry.com.
ABOUT CHRIS YOUNG: With five albums to his credit, GRAMMY nominee Chris Young has amassed eight No. 1 singles, and fifteen Gold/Platinum certifications. Among the RCA Records artist’s hits are “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices,” “Tomorrow,” “I’m Comin’ Over” and “Think Of You,” a duet with Cassadee Pope, Young’s latest No. 1 and fastest-rising single of his career. Released in November of 2015 and debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, Young’s first co-produced album, I’m Comin’ Over, also includes the new single, “Sober Saturday Night” featuring Vince Gill and the PLATINUM certified, three-week No. 1 smash title track. The single and album earned him four ACM Awards nominations, including his first in the coveted Album of the Year category as both the artist and producer, and a Billboard Music Awards nomination for Top Country Song. He’s recently embarked on the second leg of his headlining “I’m Comin’ Over Tour,” with 25 shows from coast-to-coast and just released his highly anticipated, first Christmas album, It Must Be Christmas. The 10-song collection includes a mix of Christmas classics and two original songs and features collaborations with Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley and Boyz II Men. For the latest, visit ChrisYoungCountry.com.
ABOUT CASSADEE POPE: With soaring vocals and an unwavering energy, Cassadee Pope embraced an evolution of music and life throughout her SUMMER EP (BMLG Records). The West Palm Beach, FL native penned three of the songs, including the title track, whose music videodominated the iTunes #1 Country spot upon release. ”I’ve always had a colorful imagination, and I think this collection of songs helps show my stories in a more vibrant way. I hope fans not only hear more of who I am, but see the confidence and reflection I’ve experienced since FRAME BY FRAME. The overall message from this EP is to be yourself and encouraged in life’s journey,” shares Cassadee. The project marks a full circle moment with producer Corey Crowder, who co-wrote Cassadee’s first-ever #1 single “Think of You” with Chris Young. The GOLD-certified, fiery duet was recently nominated for Musical Event of the Year at the CMA Awards, marking Cassadee’s first CMA Award nomination. Amplifying the impressive accolades, have continued to collaborate with extended dates on the I’M COMIN’ OVER TOUR. Cassadee also joined Pitbull and Leona Lewis for a performance at the 2016 CMT Music Awards, where the Next Women of Country inductee was awarded Breakthrough Video of the Year in 2014. Her chart-topping debut album FRAME BY FRAME produced the breakout hit “Wasting All These Tears,” which sold over 1 million downloads and solidified the powerhouse vocalist as part of a distinct group of solo female Country artists to score PLATINUM certification of a debut single. She has previously toured with Superstars Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts. For the latest updates, visit CassadeePope.com.