The country-pop star celebrated along with co-writers Chris Stefano and Josh Kear at a party in Nashville last week, where Warner Music Nashville Chairman and CEO John Esposito surprised Evans with a plaque to commemorate the track being officially GOLD-certified by the RIAA – exceeding 500,000 track equivalents units/sold.
The chart-topping track features on the 2018 albumThings That We Drink To, which was released to high acclaim, along with the follow-up single ‘Day Drunk’, the feel good ‘Young Again’ and ‘Dance With Me’ which features his wife and country-star Kelsea Ballerini.
As the country genre continues to thrive in the UK, at the start of last year the Australian native made his third visit across the waters and performed at the UK’s biggest Country music event, C2C Festival. His“loop-savvy” (Rolling Stone),one-man-band style performance impressed crowds, leaving fans eagerly anticipating his next visit.
Evans was also invited to host a BBC Radio 2 show presenting highlights of Nashville’s CMA Music Festival 2018 over four weeks. Talking to various stars of the event and playing snippets of live sets, his radio DJing debut gave the UK audience an insight into the huge four-day country music celebration.
Already an award-winning country force in Australia, Evans’ presence as the next big name in country music continues to grow across the globe, with his non-stop live schedule running throughout 2019 with a tour supporting Old Dominion underway before serving as direct support on the first leg of Dan + Shay The Tour.