PHOTOS: Brett Young Kicks off Country Now Live Series
Brett Young kicked off the Country Now Live series with a full band show on Wednesday (March 17) and delivered…
Brett Young Country Now Live; Photo by David Bradley
Brett Young kicked off the Country Now Live series with a full band show on Wednesday (March 17) and delivered a dazzling set full of his biggest hits.
The superstar took the stage promptly at 8pm CT with his breakout hit, “Sleep Without You.” As thousands of fans watched live from home exclusively on CTRL_MUSIC_, a brand new country music channel on the popular interactive livestreaming service Twitch, the platinum-selling artist went on to perform songs such as “In Case You Didn’t Know,” “Mercy,” “Here Tonight,” and his latest hit, “Lady.”
Following his performance, Young joined Country Now’s Lauren Black for a live Q&A session presented by Turbo Tax. Young took questions from fans via the interactive Twitch chat, where he discussed his musical influences, his 40th birthday plans and his growing family, following the news that he and his wife, Taylor, are expecting their second child.
When a viewer asked how he thinks his daughter, Presley, will react to the new baby, Young explained that he wasn’t quite sure if she realized what’s coming.
“I don’t think that she knows…” Young admitted. “She started to touch mama’s belly and be curious about it. I don’t think she gets exactly what’s happening yet. The cool thing that’s happening right now, and we’re really excited about it, she’s starting to be nurturing to her dolls, like her little dollies, and I can tell that she’s behaving towards her dolls the way that her Mom, my wife, behaves towards her. And I’m like, ‘oh she’s going to be fine.’”
“She doesn’t get that there’s a little baby coming out of mama’s belly, there’s no way that a one-and-a-half-year-old could understand that, but the fact these nurturing traits are starting to show up is really fun and really beautiful,” he added.
The virtual concert took Brooklyn Bowl Nashville, the newest Nashville venue, which has established itself as a standout concert venue and proven leader in utilizing state-of-the-art production capabilities along with delivering the ultimate livestreamed concert experience.
Check out photos of Country Now Live with Brett Young below.
Other artists confirmed to take part in the series include Lady A (March 24), Chris Janson (March 31), Jordan Davis (April 7), Elle King (April 14), Riley Green (April 21) and Lindsay Ell (April 28). Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.