Breakout Country star Chris Lane is keeping the heat on as summer winds down, surprising fans of his smooth R&B-meets-Country vibe with a stripped-down, all-acoustic version of his GIRL PROBLEMS album debut.
An exclusive first listen of the brand new GIRL PROBLEMS acoustic project – featuring the GOLD-certified smashes “Fix” and “For Her” – is available today (8/24) on Billboard.com, and the album will begin streaming worldwide on digital services tomorrow (8/25).
It’s just another first in more than a year of undeniable success for the young Kernersville, NC, native.
“So many amazing things have happened since the relase of GIRL PROBLEMS last August, ” says Lane. “And a great way to celebrate that is with this all-acoustic version, and I can’t wait for people to hear it, as well as what’s to come.”
Originally released in August of 2016, GIRL PROBLEMS catapulted Lane into the Top 10 of Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with the strength of the infectious “Fix,” his first career #1 at Country radio. Featuring soaring falsetto vocals and swagger for days, he followed up with the hearts-on-fire devotion of “For Her,” another hit which is currently poised to enter radio’s Top 10 and has already reached #1 on the iTunes Top Country Songs chart following a special performance on season 21 of ABC’s The Bachelor.
Both singles achieved GOLD status for combined sales and streaming figures of over 500,000 units, and helped propel the rising talent to nominations at the 2017 ACM Awards (New Male Vocalist of the Year) and the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards (Best New Country Artist), as well as additional national TV appearances on Late Night With Seth Meyers and CONAN.
Lane’s success has also translated to the road, where the singer has opened for Garth Brooks and spent time earlier this summer as a supporting artist on Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s long awaited SOUL2SOUL TOUR reboot. Since then, he’s been a huge part of Florida Georgia Line’s massive THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017, firing up huge crowds alongside Hip-Hop icon Nelly on each date, and even Pop idols Backstreet Boys for FGL’s sold-out stadium concerts in Boston, Minneapolis, and Chicago.
He’ll continue on THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017 until it wraps with a two-night stand at the Verizon Amphitheatre in Alpharetta, GA, October 20-21, with more shows on tap through the end of the year