Chris Young exceeds four billion Pandora streams
Surprised with an honorary plaque behind the scenes of the Grand Ole Opry
Following the release of his new album Famous Friends, multi-platinum, global artist Chris Young was surprised backstage after Saturday night’s Grand Ole Opry with a plaque commemorating more than four billion streams to date on Pandora. The presentation took place during a special live recording of his podcast, Quad biking with Chris Young. In recognition of the Opry’s new status with the streaming platform, Young has also been added to the Pandora Country Billionaires station.
Country crooner’s eighth studio album – Famous Friends – is led by the multi-week chart-topping title track with friend and teammate Kane Brown. The 14-song project features several other famous friends of Young, including a collaboration with Mitchell Tenpenny on “At The End Of A Bar,” which debuted as the # 1 country song (# 4 all genres) on Pandora’s Top Thumb Cent Chart this week. The new project also includes a collaboration with Lauren Alaina, as well as choirs by Sarah Buxton and Hillary Lindsey.
Young will hit the road later this fall on the Famous Friends Tour. The 13 Date Trek features Young playing 13 arena and amphitheater dates from October through December with special guests Mitchell Tenpenny and Callista Clark.