Chris Young and Kane Brown Top Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase Charts This Week With “Famous Friends” (Audio)

Chris Young and Kane Brown Top Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase Charts This Week With “Famous Friends” (Audio)

Chris Young and Kane Brown Top Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase Charts This Week With “Famous Friends”

Collaboration is only the 5th single to spend multiple weeks at No. 1 on Country Aircheck/Mediabase chart in 2021

Chris Young and Kane Brown Top Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase Charts This Week With “Famous Friends” (Audio)
Title Track Leads Young’s New Album
Famous Friends — Releasing August 6

Chris Young: “I don’t even really know how to explain how excited I am that “Famous Friends” was two weeks at #1 and a huge thank you to country radio, everybody that played this, everybody to listen to it, thank you so very much!”

Friends and RCA Records Nashville labelmates Chris Young and Kane Brown are spending a second consecutive week at the top of the Country Aircheck/Mediabase country radio chart with their hit song, Famous Friends,” which also takes the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s country radio chart this week. The single is only the 5th to spend multiple weeks at No. 1 in 2021 and marks the 12th  career No. 1 for Chris and the 6th for Kane. “Famous Friends” is also Chris’s 10th chart-topper as a songwriter.

Written by Chris with Cary Barlowe and Corey Crowder from a headline tour stop in 2018, the autobiographical song mentions Rutherford County, where Chris grew up in Tennessee, and Kane’s hometown of Hamilton County along with Nashville’s Davidson County – a.k.a. Music City. In addition to the multi-week No. 1 for “Famous Friends,” it took home the trophy for Collaborative Video of the Year at the CMT Music Awards last month and is already a No. 1 smash on SiriusXM’s The Highway, Music Row’s CountryBreakout radio chart and a 3-week No. 1 on Canadian country radio.

An anthemic tribute to the names, faces, and legendary stories that make up each hometown, “Famous Friends” is Chris and Kane’s first collaboration since working together on Kane’s 2017 song “Setting the Night On Fire.” Additionally, the song reunites the former tour mates from Chris’ 2018 Losing Sleep Headlining Tour — which included a sold-out hometown show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena — and is a full-circle moment since Kane’s first live concert experience as a young Country fan was a Brad Paisley and Chris Young tour stop.

With nearly five billion career streams in addition to his twelve No. 1 singles, Chris is also getting ready to release his highly anticipated 8th studio album – Famous Friends – on August 6. Led by the chart-topping title track with Kane Brown, the 14-song project features several more of Chris’s famous friends, including collaborations with Lauren Alaina  and Mitchell Tenpenny, plus background vocals from Sarah Buxton and Hillary Lindsey. Pre-add/pre-save Chris Young’s upcoming Famous Friends album at .

For more information, visit and join @ChrisYoungMusic and his more than 5.9 Million fans on TikTok,  Instagram,  Facebook and Twitter.  

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, 21 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. 

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.   

Chris’s chart-topping single, “Famous Friends” with Kane Brown, will lead his 8th studio album, Famous Friends, due August 6, following back-to-back No. 1 Billboard Top Country Albums Losing Sleep and I’m Comin’ Over.

For more information, visit and join @ChrisYoungMusic and his more than 5.9 Million fans on TikTok, InstagramFacebook and Twitter

Global entertainer Kane Brown, recognized by the New York Times as “one of Nashville’s most promising young stars and most flexible” and TIME as “one of 31 people who are changing The South,” released his 2X Platinum self-titled debut album in December 2016. Since then, Brown has earned 16 RIAA certification awards, including 6X Platinum No. 1 hits “Heaven” and “What Ifs” featuring Lauren Alaina, respectively the third and seventh most-streamed country songs of all time. Additionally, his Platinum-certified sophomore album Experiment yielded the 2X Platinum “Lose It,” “Good As You” and “Homesick” which became back-to-back airplay chart-toppers. 5X American Music Award winner Brown dropped Mixtape Vol. 1 last August, achieving the best country EP debut of 2020 and highest first-week on-demand stream total since Sam Hunt’s SOUTHSIDE album debut. The EP was nominated for Album of the Year for the 2021 ACM Awards, the first time a Black artist has received a nomination in this category. Kane Brown’s Mixtape Vol. 1 includes the powerful “Worldwide Beautiful” which was originally released on June 4 in 2020, two days after the music industry’s sector-wide Blackout Tuesday. In April, Brown celebrated a 2021 ACM Award win for Video of the Year for this clip, the first time a Black solo artist has won this trophy. Last fall, Brown held a “Worldwide Beautiful” virtual Town Hall for 100 Boys & Girls Club members hosted by Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier. After watching the music video, all participated in a candid Q&A about diversity, equality and the challenges and opportunities of the next generation. Brown, who has worked with the Boys & Girls Club for the past four years, was surprised during the Town Hall with an invitation to become an honorary Club member for life. Kane Brown recently announced his Blessed & Free Tour, marking the first time a country artist will bring a headlining tour to all 29 NBA Arenas, including New York City’s Madison Square Garden, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center which he sold-out in January 2020, one of only 11 country artists to accomplish this. For more information

# # #   

Label Contact for Chris Young and Kane Brown:
Allen Brown    
Sony Music Nashville    
[email protected]

Media Contact for Chris Young:
Monarch Publicity  
Cindy Hunt / Heather Conley / Taryn Pray