Daytona’s 93.1 Coast Country’s Nashville Notes: Chris Young Explains His “Cool Factor” / Vince Gill Opens Up about #MeToo / Are Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina making Another Hit???

“Losing Sleep,” the title track of Chris Young‘s current album, and the name of his tour, has become his fourth consecutive #1 hit.  At the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville on Tuesday, Chris told ABC Radio why this particular song hitting number one at this particular time is extra-special for him.

“To have the title track of the tour and the title of the new album go number one while the tour is really just ramping up — we’re only three weekends in, and as much as those weekends have been amazing, there’s so much more that we’ve announced to look forward to — I do think there is a little bit of a cool factor,” Chris told ABC Radio.

He adds that he likes the idea of telling the audience, “Hey, right now, at this moment, while you guys are here at this tour, this song is number one and it’s the name of the tour.”

Chris officially got the good news about the #1 hit this past Monday, but he admitted that he and his team started celebrating a few days before that.

“Normally, you’re trying to figure out if the song’s gonna go number-one,” he explained. “And this one was one of the few where, pretty much on Friday, everybody was like, ‘OK, it’s gonna happen.'” Like, ‘It’s there.’ So, we were kinda celebrating a little bit all weekend…and definitely will be continuing that celebration next week!” (AUDIO IS ABC 1-ON-1)

Chris’ Losing Sleep tour, with Kane Brown and LANCO, continues Thursday night in Pittsburgh.




Vince Gill Opens up About #MeToo

Everyone’s talking about VINCE GILL’s emotional appearance at the Country Radio Seminar yesterday in Nashville. 

He performed a song he wrote called Forever Changed”. . . which is about a young girl whose life will never be the same because of abuse.  But BEFORE he started, he shared a story of something that happened to him when he was young. 

He told the crowd, quote, “Maybe this song came from a personal experience. 

“I was in seventh grade.  I was a young dumb kid, and I had a gym teacher that acted inappropriately towards me, and was trying to do things that I didn’t know what the hell was going on. 

“I was just fortunate that I got up and ran.  I just jumped up and I ran.  I don’t know why.  I don’t think I ever told anybody my whole life.  Even what’s been going on has been giving me a little bit of courage to speak up, too.”

Obviously, everyone in the audience was surprised . . . and hanging on every word.

He continued, quote, “I wrote this song years ago, and never really knew where it came from until now, when people are finally having the courage to speak out about abuse. 

“I think it’s beyond beautiful and beyond healthy to see people who’ve been wronged finally having a voice.”

(Here’s a clip of Vince performing the song yesterday.  And here’s a full version from a show he did at the Ryman back in December.)

There’s been no word if he’ll be releasing it as a single . . . but according to one report, he was seen “huddling” with a record rep after the performance.  

Are Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina Teaming up for another Song??

Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina may be old junior high school friends, and they may have scored a #1 duet together, but that doesn’t mean they’re constantly talking or texting with each other. At Tuesday’s Country Radio Seminar, Kane told ABC Radio that he and Lauren haven’t discussed their latest milestone: “What Ifs” has gone double platinum.

“I haven’t talked to her much since the first [time it went platinum],” Kane admitted. “When it went platinum, she got excited…we were talking about [how] she needed a plaque, and we were getting her plaques and all this, and we haven’t really talked since it went double.” 

“Which is also a crazy feeling,” he added. “‘Cause I was excited it just went platinum! I never even thought, ‘Well, this will be double platinum.'”

But even though they don’t talk all the time, Kane and Lauren may work together again in the future.

“We actually had another song that we talked about,” he teased. “It might make the next album. We’ll see!”