CHRIS YOUNG TEAMS UP WITH TOYS FOR TOTS THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON

DONATIONS WILL BE COLLECTED AT “I’M COMIN’ OVER TOUR” STOPS NOVEMBER 17 – DECEMBER 10

Young’s It Must Be Christmas to release October 14
Nashville, Tenn. – CMA Musical Event of the Year nominee CHRIS YOUNG is already celebrating the season as he gears up for the release of It Must Be Christmas this Friday, October 14. He’s also helping to make the holidays a little brighter for disadvantaged children as he teams up with Toys For Tots, a 69-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, to collect donations along his headlining “I’m Comin’ Over Tour” stops November 17 – December 10. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy or book to one of nine tour dates with gifts being distributed to less fortunate children in the local community.

“My sister and brother-in-law both served in the United States Marines Corps so I’m excited to join up with Toys For Tots and help share the Christmas spirit with kids in the cities along my tour,” said Young.
Toys For Tots donations will be accepted at the following Chris Young “I’m Comin’ Over Tour” Dates*
Nov. 17 – Bob Carpenter Center – Newark, DE+
Nov. 18 – Wicomico Youth & Civic Center – Salisbury, MD+
Nov. 19 – Crown Coliseum – Fayetteville, NC+
Dec. 1 – Ryan Center – Kingston, RI+
Dec. 2 – Cross Insurance Arena – Portland, ME+
Dec. 3 – Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza – Wilkes-Barre, PA+
Dec. 8 – Show Me Center – Cape Girardeau, MO+
Dec. 9  – iWireless Center – Moline, IL+
Dec. 10 – Thompson-Boling Arena – Knoxville, TN+
*Dates subject to change, please check chrisyoungcountry.com for the latest information
+with special guest Dustin Lynch and Cassadee Pope
Young was joined by many of his music industry friends last night to celebrate the release of upcoming album, It Must Be Christmas. The record, which features guest appearances by musical icons Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley and Boyz II Men, celebrates the season with standards Young sang as a child every year at Christmas plus original songs “Under The Weather” and the title track “It Must Be Christmas.” Limited edition It Must Be Christmas gift bundles are available for order at ChrisYoungCountry.com. Bundles include everything from a Christmas ornament, It Must Be Christmas long-sleeve t-shirt, a fleece lined winter blanket and more!

ABOUT CHRIS YOUNG:
With five albums to his credit, CMA Musical Event of the Year 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 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. In September he’ll embark on the second leg of his headlining “I’m Comin’ Over Tour,” with 25 shows from coast-to-coast and the following month he’ll release his highly anticipated Christmas album — It Must Be Christmas — on October 14.

ABOUT TOYS FOR TOTS:
Toys for Tots, a 69 year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children during each Christmas holiday season.  The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by the Marines offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime.  It is such experiences that help children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community.  Last year the Marine Corps fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of 7 million less fortunate children in 782 communities nationwide.  Since 1947 over 237 million children have been assisted. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org.