It’s a case of “ Christmas coming early “ for fans of Brett Young with the news that his sophomore album “ Ticket to LA “ will be released on December 7th on Big Machine Label Group Records.
This highly anticipated follow up to his massively successful, self titled 2016 debut album ( which contained four platinum certified No.1 singles ) unsurprisingly sees Brett once again teaming up with producer Dann Huff and engineer/mixer Justin Niebank. Of the thirteen tracks he is listed as co-writer on ten, collaborating with many of Nashville’s in demand writers including Shane McAnally, Jessie Jo Dillon, Jimmy Robbins and Hillary Lindsay , and once again he has dug deep into his personal life for inspiration.
In a recent interview for “ A Taste of Country” Brett told how he wanted the new album to contain as many heartbreakers as it does love songs as he wants to connect with everyone. But he described its feel as “ more peppy and uptempo, which totally reflects the place I’m at in my life “ , no doubt not only a reference to the success of his career to date but also to the fact that he got engaged earlier this year!
Quoting Brett again, he says “ A lot of the first record reflected a kind of hard point in my life when I was moving from Los Angeles to Nashville, but I’m in a completely different place now. I’m so happy “. He admits that fans will have a lot to explore, but stresses his new approach is an evolution, not a reinvention.
There’s a chance to find out what he means this Friday, September 14th, with the release of the album’s lead single “ Here Tonight” , an autobiographical love song which is more upbeat than those we have heard from him in the past.
Nominated for a CMA this year in the “ New Artist of the Year” category, Brett is currently touring with Thomas Rhett and will headline this year’s CMT On Tour beginning November 16th.
Further information can be found at brettyoungmusic.com and “ Ticket To LA “ is available to pre-order NOW via the following link BM.lnk.to/TTLAPR
TICKET TO L.A. Track Listing
1. “Ticket To L.A.” | Written by Brett Young, Zach Crowell, Jon Nite
2. “Here Tonight” | Written by Brett Young, Ben Caver, Justin Ebach, Charles Kelley
3. “Catch” | Written by Brett Young, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley
4. “1, 2, 3 – Mississippi” | Written by Brett Young, Justin Ebach, Jon Nite
5. “Let It Be Mine” | Written by Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, Jon Nite
6. “Where You Want Me” | Written by Brett Young, Jessie Jo Dillon, Shane McAnally
7. “Used To Missin’ You” | Written by Brett Young, Jon Nite, Jimmy Robbins
8. “Change Your Name” | Written by Ross Copperman, Matt Jenkins, Jon Nite
9. “Chapters” (Feat. Gavin DeGraw) | Written by Brett Young, Ross Copperman, Gavin DeGraw
10. “The Ship And The Bottle” | Written by Nicolle Galyon, Chase McGill, Jon Nite
11. “Reason To Stay” | Written by Brett Young, Jon Nite, Jimmy Robbins, Emily Warren
12. “Runnin’ Away From Home” | Written by Brett Young, Zach Crowell, Hillary Lindsey
13. “Don’t Wanna Write This Song” | Written by Brett Young, Zach Crowell, Sean McConnell