Many of the top Country stars in the format are taking part in the Country Cruising experience, set for January 14-19, 2017. Fans will be travelling aboard the Brilliance of the Seas®, a beautiful Radiance-class ship that combines sleek swiftness, panoramic vistas, and wide-open spaces. With acres of glass enclosing the nine-story central atrium, elevators facing the sea, and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, cruisers will never be at a loss for an incredible view.
Country Cruising will set sail on January 14, 2017 from Tampa, and will stop in Key West before making its’ voyage to Cozumel, Mexico. The ship will arrive back in Tampa on January 19. Among the initial artists announced to participate in the cruise include hit-makers Chris Young, LOCASH and ACM’s New Female Vocalist of the Year winner Kelsea Ballerini.
With five albums to his credit, Chris Young has amassed seven No. 1 singles, fourteen Gold/Platinum certifications and performed for audiences ranging from Good Morning America to Australia and Japan to Jimmy Kimmel Live. The RCA Records artist is a dynamic live performer who plays a powerhouse show packed with hits, including chart toppers “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices,” “Tomorrow,” and “I’m Comin’ Over.” He’s an international ambassador for his genre, a talented songwriter, and a southern gentleman who is frequently declared one of country music’s sexiest men by People and Nash Country Weekly magazines. Young is just as well known for his classic baritone as he is for melt-your-heart ballads and is winning audiences across the globe.
Released in November of 2015 and debuting at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, Young’s first co-produced album, I’m Comin’ Over, also features the three-week #1 smash title track and his latest hit, “Think Of You,” a duet with Cassadee Pope. The single and album earned him four ACM Awards nominations, including his first in the coveted Album of the Year category as both the artist and producer, and a Billboard Music Awards nomination for Top Country Song. Join the conversation with Chris Young’s more than 2.9 million followers on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and get tickets to catch him on tour at www.chrisyoungcountry.com.
Black River recording artist Kelsea Ballerini burst out of the gates with her first single, “Love Me Like You Mean It,” in early 2015. The song topped the Billboard Country Airplay chart, a feat that her follow-up single, “Dibs,” achieved as well. She has won awards from such magazines as Billboard, and was named as the New Female Vocalist of the Year from the Academy Of Country Music.
LOCASH – consisting of Chris Lucas and Preston Brust – have steadily built their career, and are now considered as one of the top duos in the format. Signed to Reviver Records, their recent hit, “I Love This Life,” was a number one hit, and their follow-up single, “I Know Somebody,” is speeding up the charts. As songwriters, the duo have enjoyed hits by artists such as Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, and Chris Janson. Their live show is one of the most-buzzed about in the business.
Country Cruising offers the Country Music fan an amazing experience – a five night cruise, with accommodations and all meals taken care of during the event, as well as autograph sessions, photo opportunities, daily musical performances, and songwriter workshops. For more information about cruising, call 800-376-2504 or visit www.CountryCruising.com