13 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In two short years, Brett Young has made a name for himself with personal, romantic ballads like the triple-platinum “In Case You Didn’t Know.” On Ticket to L.A., his second album in as many years, he once again mines his life story for source material, and the result is a batch of songs that stay true to his roots while exploring some new terrain. He turns up the tempo on “Used to Missin’ You,” the soulful “Reason to Stay,” and in particular the title track—an autobiographical highlight about life lived between Nashville and L.A. The slow-dance ballads are still here, complete with clever turns of phrase (on “Change Your Name,” it’s the only thing about you he’d change) and even a guest appearance from Young’s musical idol Gavin DeGraw on the reflective “Chapters.”

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EDITORS’ NOTES

In two short years, Brett Young has made a name for himself with personal, romantic ballads like the triple-platinum “In Case You Didn’t Know.” On Ticket to L.A., his second album in as many years, he once again mines his life story for source material, and the result is a batch of songs that stay true to his roots while exploring some new terrain. He turns up the tempo on “Used to Missin’ You,” the soulful “Reason to Stay,” and in particular the title track—an autobiographical highlight about life lived between Nashville and L.A. The slow-dance ballads are still here, complete with clever turns of phrase (on “Change Your Name,” it’s the only thing about you he’d change) and even a guest appearance from Young’s musical idol Gavin DeGraw on the reflective “Chapters.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
17 Ratings
17 Ratings
cassie678901 ,

Cass34567

My boyfriend and I have been waiting for this new album we love it so much congrats bud

Lillysydney89 ,

Amazing!!!

I’ve been waiting for the release of this album and it was well work the wait! Amazing job ❤️

ErmehgerdZmbs ,

Amazing

First album I was hooked, this albums well on its way love love love it. can’t wait for this full album to drop

About Brett Young

A singer and songwriter whose music balances the sophistication of contemporary pop with the emotional palette of modern country, Brett Young was born and raised in Orange County, California, and was a teenager when he first developed a love for music by learning to play guitar. In the late '90s, Young was a student at Costa Mesa's Calvary Chapel High School, and he volunteered to help the school's worship leader with performances on Friday mornings. One Friday, the music leader was out of town, and Young ended up taking his place. The experience convinced Young he had what it took to perform in front of an audience, but even as his confidence grew, his first loyalty was to sports. Young was a star pitcher on Calvary Chapel High's baseball team, and in his senior year he helped the team achieve a 28-1 record and took them to the CIF championships, chalking up 130 strikeouts and a 0.90 ERA that season.

Young was being scouted by the majors during his high-school days, but his baseball career came to an end in college when a serious elbow injury spoiled his pitching arm, and he began exploring music again. Influenced by Gavin DeGraw, Young began writing songs and making use of his rich, soulful voice. By 2007, he was appearing regularly at California listening rooms, and he'd released his first record, a self-titled EP. In 2011, Young released a second independent effort, Make Believe, and On Fire followed in 2013. After Young's first decade in the business, he'd appeared at some of California's most prestigious venues, including the Troubadour, the Roxy, and the Viper Room, and had opened for the likes of Colbie Caillat and Katy Perry.

As Young began bringing forward the country-influenced side of his music and songs, he left California for Nashville, Tennessee and celebrated the move with an EP titled Country in California. Young's new sounds attracted the attention of the powerful Nashville-based label Big Machine Label Group, which signed him to a record deal. Young's debut for the label, a six-song EP titled Brett Young, was released in February 2016. His single "Sleep Without You" fared well on both the country and pop charts, reaching number 81 on the Billboard Hot 100. Another hit, "In Case You Didn't Know," followed before the release of his eponymous Big Machine debut in February 2017. ~ Mark Deming

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