Country Duo American Young Set to Headline European Tour this Summer
02 May 2017
Posted by ChristyWatkins
Tour Commences June 24th in Switzerland
(Nashville, Tenn. – May 2, 2017) Curb Records’ recording duo, American Young is kicking off summer with an eleven-date European tour. Although this is the duo’s fifth time overseas and second European tour in 2017, this will be the first time they are headlining the entire leg of the tour, making stops in Switzerland, United Kingdom, Netherlands, and Norway. In promotion of their recently released debut album, AY, the tour will commence on June 24th in Switzerland.
“We are very excited to experience the European audiences again, we connect with them in such a special way, it’s hard to describe,” comments Jon Stone, “The energy, the enthusiasm—It’s so much fun to be able to bring our passion to Europe, and the fans be so welcoming.”
Comprised of songwriter/musician, Kristy Osmunson, and songwriter/producer, Jon Stone, American Young released their debut album in late 2016. Penning 11 of the 12 tracks, showcasing Osmunson and Stone’s natural songwriting abilities, the record features their first single, “Love is War,” along with tracks such as “God Sends a Train,” which speaks of the real-life devastation Osmunson endured when her mother was hit by a train but lived and eventually walked again, “Be Here,” which pleads for a moment of peace without the distractions of today’s world, and “Something to You,” which Osmunson fought back tears to record in the studio.
Upcoming European Tour Dates are:
June 24 Interlaken, Switzerland Trucker & Country Festival
June 25 Manchester, UK Buckle & Boots Country Festival
June 27 St. Albans, UK The Horn
June 28 Glasgow, UK King Tuts
June 29 Newcastle, UK Think Tank
June 30 London, UK Nashville Nights Under the Bridge
July 1 Suffolk, UK Maverick Festival
July 2 Wolverhampton, UK Slade Rooms
July 5 Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg Bovensal
July 7 Vinstra, Norway Vinstra Countryfestivalen
July 8 Vinstra, Norway Vinstra Countryfestivalen
About American Young: American Young is comprised of songwriter/musician, Kristy Osmunson, and songwriter/producer, Jon Stone, who are complete opposites when it comes to personality, but come together to create hauntingly beautiful music stemmed solely from their own personal experiences. Both are established songwriters in their own right and wrote 11 out of the 12 tracks on their recently released debut album, AY.
Kristy Osmunson, born and raised in Idaho, grew up playing the violin. She went from playing at honky-tonks to co-founding the electrifying fiddle-duo Bomshel and writing the Joey + Rory hit “Cheater, Cheater,” well on her way as a songwriter and solo artist before crossing paths with Stone.
Jon Stone, originally from Oregon, is too country born and bred, for a while even working as a bull rider, before he was a solo act turned successful producer/songwriter including Kenny Chesney’s “Seven Days,” Blake Shelton’s “Kiss My Country Ass,” and Rascal Flatts’ “Me and My Gang.”