Interview with American Young – Conducted by Laura Klonowski

US country music duo American Young will be returning to the UK later this month for an appearance at the British Country Music Awards. The pair are attending as they are nominated for the prestigious Best International Touring Act at this years ceremony.
Along with being nominated for the award, American Young have also released their brand new single ‘Better On You’. Here we speak to Jon and Kristy exclusively about their nomination, performing at the British Country Music Awards, new single, UK country, and much, more:
Congrats on being nominated  Best International Touring Act at this year’s British Country Music Awards, when did you find out about your nom?
Our Manager had seen a post on Facebook that we had been nominated.  He had called us and we were excited, and hope it meant that we would be going back to the UK.

You’re also performing at the awards, how excited are you about performing in front of a British audience? 
We are extremely excited.  The UK has been great to us.  We’ve had the opportunity over the last couple years to tour the UK a few times and every time we come back we seem to have more and more fans.  It means the world to us to see the support of music. 
As a US act how are you feeling about the boom in UK country?
We love it.  As a touring act you’re always looking to expand your audience reach and the fact that the UK is embracing US country and is having success with UK country artists is incredible.  Country is such a great genre and it continues to unite fans all over the world! 
Which UK acts are you currently listening too?
The Shires, Gary Quinn, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Adele
What is the inspiration behind your new single ‘Better On You’? 
 If you could collaborate with any act who would you choose?
 Great question…. We loved working with Lee Brice.
Jon – Derek Trucks
Kristy – Coldplay, Sam Hunt,  Maren Morris, Blake Shelton and many others
Can fans expect to see you on tour again soon?
 Hopefully sooner than later.  We are hoping to have a 2018 UK Summer tour 
Interview Conducted by Lesley Hastings
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