Following the release of his brand-new album Famous Friends, multi-platinum, global entertainer Chris Young was surprised backstage following Saturday night’s Grand Ole Opry with a plaque commemorating more than 4 Billion streams to date on Pandora. The presentation took place during a special live taping of his podcast, The Quad with Chris Young. In recognition of the Opry member’s new status with the streaming platform, Chris has also been added to the Pandora Country Billionaires station.

Left to right: Beville Dunkerley (Pandora), Chris Young, and Alina Thompson (Pandora)
 © Grand Ole Opry, photo by Chris Hollo

Chris’s 8th studio album – Famous Friends – is led by the multi-week chart-topping title track with friend and labelmate Kane Brown. The 14-song project features several more of Chris’s famous friends, including a collaboration with Mitchell Tenpenny on the “booming duet” (Tennessean) “At The End Of A Bar,” which debuted as the #1 country song (#4 all-genre) on Pandora’s Top Thumb Hundred Chart this week. The new project also features a collaboration with Lauren Alaina, plus background vocals from Sarah Buxton and Hillary Lindsey.

For more information and to purchase tickets to the “Famous Friends Tour 2021,” visit and join @ChrisYoungMusic and his more than 5.9 Million fans on TikTokInstagramFacebookand Twitter

ABOUT CHRIS YOUNG: Multi-platinum RCA Records Nashville entertainer Chris Young has accumulated an impressive list of accomplishments, including membership in the iconic Grand Ole Opry, more than 4 Billion on-demand streams, 13 Million singles sold, 12 career No. 1 singles, 23 R.I.A.A. Gold/Platinum/Multi-Platinum certified projects, 2 Grammy nominations, 3 Country Music Association nominations and 4 Academy of Country Music 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. 

Chris’s multi-week chart-topping single, “Famous Friends” with Kane Brown, leads his 8th studio album, Famous Friends, available now, following back-to-back No. 1 BillboardTop Country Albums Losing Sleep and I’m Comin’ Over.

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 2019 headlining tour played to over 400,000 fans in 3 countries. He’ll headline the “Famous Friends Tour 2021” with Mitchell Tenpenny and Callista Clark starting in October.

For more information and to purchase tickets to the “Famous Friends Tour 2021,” visit and join @ChrisYoungMusic and his more than 5.9 Million fans on TikTokInstagramFacebookand Twitter

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