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Multi-Platinum country hitmaker Brett Young today releases “You Ain’t Here To Kiss Me (2022),” a new version of his heartfelt song dubbed one of Young’s “best songs” (Billboard). The updated version of the emotional track arrives just in time for the holidays, a season known for its nostalgic nature. Listen to the track here and watch the lyric video here.
Produced by Dan Huff and written by Young, Tiffany Goss and Matt Alderman, the track was inspired by a real situation between Young and now wife Taylor Mills, years prior to their marriage. The song tells the story of a narrator flying alone on New Year’s Eve, reflecting on his recent heartbreak. Never afraid to open up about his own experiences, Young’s “painfully personal” (Taste of Country) track offers a new spin on the song, with stripped-down production allowing his rich vocals to shine. After Huff had encouraged Young to release a new version of the song, Young and BMLG Records moved forward with the idea, deciding to release the reflective song during the holidays, a time when many people often reflect on past relationships.
“I can be a very emotional songwriter and, for some reason, the sad, reflective songs, often come naturally for me,” Young shared. “The song is a true story about a situation my now wife and I had many years back – it just describes the feeling of missing someone and seeing everyone else around you in happy relationships. Dann Huff has been wanting to cut a new version of it for a while, so we thought the timing was right to give it a bit of a new life around this coming New Year."
Earlier this week, the “In Case You Didn’t Know” singer announced “Brett Young: 5 Tour 3 2 1.” Kicking off March 30, he will hit the road for a slew of headlining shows, with Ashley Cooke and Morgan Evans serving as support. Produced by Live Nation, tickets will be available for purchase today. To purchase tickets, click here.
Young also recently announced a special limited run in Hawaii in 2023, which sold out in 24 hours and will be closing out the year with a handful of dates spanning across the U.S. Last month, the country star completed his sold-out tour across Europe.
Young has captured the hearts of fans everywhere through his honest lyrics and West Coast-meets-Southern sound, aptly dubbed "Caliville" style. With an undeniable string of seven No. 1s – “In Case You Didn't Know" (eight-times Platinum), "Mercy" (four-times Platinum), "Sleep Without You" (Platinum) "Like I Loved You" (two-times Platinum), "Here Tonight" (Platinum), "Catch" (Platinum) and "Lady" (Platinum) – and two albums defined by a transcendent romantic spark, he has cemented his status as country's master over matters of the heart.
The star broadened his emotional scope on “Weekends Look A Little Different These Days.” The project features his current single, "You Didn't"; and "Lady," whose lyrics inspired Young's debut children's book “Love You, Little Lady,” published by Tommy Nelson (an imprint of HarperCollins).
Young previously debuted atop the Billboard Country Albums chart with his Gold-certified “Ticket To LA.” His Platinum self-titled debut dominated the Top 20 on the country albums chart for 37 weeks, all contributing to over 5.5 billion global streams. Young was named ASCAP's 2018 Country Songwriter-Artist of the Year for his "melodic craftsmanship"(Billboard) and has also garnered nominations from ACM, Billboard, Teen Choice, CMT and CMA Awards as he continues to rack up nonstop hits as "one of country's most consistent radio stars" (Rolling Stone).
Alongside Shay Mooney and Bear Rinehart, Young also penned "Long Way Home (From The Motion Picture 'Father Stu')" a song featured in the Sony Pictures film starring Academy Award Nominee Mark Wahlberg. For tour dates and more, visit BrettYoungMusic.com.