Thomas Rhett and Chris Young are on a Roll!
More congratulations are in order for Thomas Rhett.
The country music superstar beat out fellow stars such as Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood to take home the 2017 iHeartRadio Country Artist of the Year Award.
“This is very cool; thank you guys so much for this …,” Rhett said as he accepted his trophy. “My wife is 18 weeks pregnant right now, and so this is also our unborn daughter’s first awards show, so that’s pretty rad … Thank you guys for this award; we love ya!”
Rhett was country music’s top representative Sunday night. He performed his most recent No. 1 single “Star of the Show” as well as taking home the show’s top award.
Speaking of award winning… Chris Young is on fire.
“Sober Saturday Night” is the Grammy-nominated artist’s third-straight Billboard Country Airplay No. 1. The single features Vince Gill on background vocals and guitar.
“I loved getting to work with Vince on the song,” said Chris to Nash Country Daily. “Obviously, I’m a really, really, big fan anyway. Anytime you actually get to have someone that you’re that big a fan of on your album, it’s just a big deal. I remember going to see him at [Nashville’s] Starwood Amphitheater years ago. He was one of my first concerts. The fact now that his name is next to mine on a single—it’s just so many cool things going on there. I’m definitely proud of ‘Sober Saturday Night.’”
“Sober Saturday Night” follows up Young’s last No. 1 single and title track, “Think of You”. Young now has nine career No. 1 songs.
Young will get to showcase many of his No. 1 singles this summer as he takes the stage at Country Fest. This June 22-25, Young will join up with Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Thomas Rhett, Alabama, and many more country artists.
Tickets and information on Country Fest can be found at www.countryfest.com.