Published On: Mon, Aug 26th, 2019

Chris Young to play at Harrah’s Cherokee

 

By JONAH LOSSIAH

ONE FEATHER STAFF

 

County music star Chris Young is set to perform at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort on Friday, Aug. 30.

The “Raised On Country World Tour 2019” started in May, and Young has been touring North America since June. The tour is named after Young’s single, “Raised On Country”, which he dropped in January of this year; it is also the title track for this eighth studio album that is coming later in 2019.

“It took several years for me to really get going as far as my music, but once it did it really just kind of kicked in and it’s been a pretty amazing run ever since,” said Young.

Young brings a lot of experience to Cherokee. Though casino crowds can be different at times, the Nashville-based musician says he is excited to play at Harrah’s.

County music star Chris Young is set to perform at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort on Friday, Aug. 30. (Photo by Jeff Johnson)

“I have had the chance to perform at so many different places over the years. Whether it’s amphitheaters, like a bunch of the stuff we’re doing this summer, arenas, all the way down to dive bars. I’ve kind of gotten used to, no matter what the venue is, I still pretty much put on the same show. I mean, there’s always going to be something different from night to night, you never want to keep yourself too locked-in as a performer.”

Young started this tour in England. It was his fourth time going to the United Kingdom, and he says they have been some of his favorite trips during his time touring.

“You know, I don’t know if it’s all that different. It’s super interesting because over there they kind of take a different look at – when they like an artist they go and listen to all the songs. Everything. And it’s not really a singles-based thing as much in the country space.”

Chris Young has found immense success over his career. This tour has brought his biggest crowds he’s performed for since he’s started playing, with his Philadelphia show having almost 22,000 in attendance. He has a very radio-friendly style and has had each of his last two albums hit number one of the Billboard Country Charts. He also has had 11 number-one singles and has amassed over two billion streams over his career.

He says that his most cherished achievement is being inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2017.

“That was something that was a very, very special moment, and something I’m still very honored to be part of that family.”

He says his influences stem primarily from past country artists like Keith Whitley, Garth Brooks, George Strait, and Willie Nelson. However, he says he also draws from all sorts of music, like a lot of modern country. He has some rock-n-roll in his records, and he grew up listening to jazz and studying classical music. He says that he loves to listen to current artists like Jason Aldean and Brad Paisley, who he has toured with and has become friends with over time.

His Cherokee show is set to start at 9 p.m. on Friday, and there are still tickets available starting at around $50.

For any more information on the show or pricing, you can visit https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-cherokee/shows.

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