Recently, we have heard about the news of Scotty McCreery finally tying the knot with his longtime girlfriend, Gabi Dugal. They have a beautiful love story that most people hope to have. This time around another country singer has proposed to his longtime girlfriend. But, their story is not similar to Scotty and Gabi McCreery. In this couple’s story, there is a little twist before they ended up together.
When you found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, no matter how tough life may be, everything is easier when you are with them, just like Brett Young and Taylor Mills. The longtime couple is finally engaged. Brett Young popped the question last February. The two have been together since they were in college.
Brett Young’s Proposal
Brett proposed to Taylor Mills at the Graduate Hotel which is near his alma mater, Ole Miss. He told People that while they were having dinner, the staff of the hotel prepared a romantic setting at the hotel for Brett’s proposal.
The ring that Brett gave to Taylor was a custom-made ring that he designed together with David Kodner. The ring also contained the initials of Brett and his fiancée.
How did Brett Young and Taylor Mills Meet?
Before Brett became a country star, he was attending college at Ole Miss or The University of Mississippi, while Taylor was attending college at Arizona State University. The two met in Arizona that is why the Mercy singer said that they might likely get married in Arizona.
However, it wasn’t easy for the two. Brett and Taylor’s love story wasn’t a perfect one just like everyone. After graduation, they moved to Los Angeles together. It was a beautiful six years together until Brett had to move to Nashville that they decided to split up. There was no bad reason for the breakup. Brett thinks that it was just bad timing that is why things didn’t work out. He said that most of the songs he wrote on his first album were about Taylor. Of course, they have been together for six years, and the pain he felt needed to be expressed. Therefore, he found a way to do it by writing songs.
Now everything seems to be perfect, even the timing, after a couple of years away from each other they still ended up together. The exact date of the wedding hasn’t been set or announced yet, but it will probably happen sooner. In an interview by ET during the CMA Award show last April, the couple was together. Taylor said that it depends on Brett’s schedule because he is busy touring with Thomas Rhett and he’s also promoting his music. They want a fall wedding so perhaps they will get married around November. Brett even said that it could be a little early November so that they can have an outdoor wedding and it wouldn’t be that cold.
On an interview earlier this month by the Tennessean, Brett Young said that his Fiancée wants him to sing during their wedding. He felt more nervous than he was on stage because he has to perform something unique, something that fits their love story. Brett is not sure if he is going to write a song for his wedding or is his going to do a cover. “In Case You Didn’t Know” which became a big hit when it came out was used in almost every wedding, but Brett said that it’s not the song he is going to sing. He doesn’t want to use the song because he didn’t write the song for her, or the story of the song wasn’t theirs. Therefore, we definitely will expect a new song from Brett on his wedding day.
Who is Brett Young?
Brett Young is a country pop singer and songwriter. Young was born on March 23, 1981, in Anaheim, Orange County, California. Young has been singing when he was in high school. However, singing wasn’t his first choice as a career. He was a baseball player when he was in high school. His fondness in baseball earned him a scholarship to Ole Miss in 1999. He was an incredible player. He even earned a varsity letter, but his dream of becoming a professional baseball player come to an end when he had an elbow injury in 2003.
The End of Baseball
The end of Brett’s baseball dream was the beginning of his career as a country musician. He knew back when he was in high school that he has the talent, but he was still caught up in baseball. However, after the injury, he returned to music.
His Inspiration in Writing Songs
Brett Young said that his inspiration in writing songs was Gavin Degraw. He also mentioned that he was inspired by Jeremy Steele.
Young began writing songs after his injury. He even released his first independent album in 2007 entitled Brett Young. After releasing his first album, he followed it with another independent album Make Believe in 2011. Then by 2012, he releases On Fire and in 2013 Broken Down. All of the songs in the album was written by Brett. Furthermore, by that time he hasn’t been signed to any label yet.
In 2015 Brett Young decided to move to Nashville, Tennessee to fully pursue his dream of becoming a singer and songwriter in country music. The beginning of his career as a country musician was, however, the end of his six-year relationship with Taylor Mills.
California to Nashville: The Beginning of His Fame
Moving to Nashville, Brett signed with the Big Machine Label Group. Under this label group, Brett Young released his very first EP in February 2016 entitled Brett Young. His album contained six songs that were mostly written by him. This was the album that made Brett Young a country star that he is right now. Brett said that this album was inspired by the feeling he had when he had to break up with Taylor. Now we know why most of his songs on his first album were heartbreaking. His album made it to the top 40 of the Billboard chart. The self-titled EP peak at No. 30 on the US Billboard Top Country Albums.
Brett Young EP
“Sleep Without You”
Brett Young’s EP contains the song “Sleep Without You” which was Brett’s first song to enter the top 10 of the US Billboard charts. The song peaked at No. 3 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and No. 2 on the Country Airplay chart. In Addition, it was able to enter the pop chart at No. 47. His song “Sleep Without You” was Gold certified in February and Platinum certified the same year by RIAA. Aside from “Sleep Without You” another song of Brett from his first album was “In Case You Didn’t Know.”
“In Case You Didn’t Know”
“In Case You Didn’t know” was released as a single on country radio last January 2017. “In Case You Didn’t Know” was Brett’s highest crossover to the pop chart. It peaked at the No. 19 of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Furthermore, the song peaked at No. 1 on the US Billboard Country Airplay chart, making it Brett’s first song to peak at number one. “In Case You Didn’t Know” also entered the Billboard Hot Country Songs at No. 2. Aside from entering various charts his song “In Case You Didn’t Know” was 3x Platinum certified by RIAA in February 2018. His song was able to sell 3 million copies. This was Brett’s first 3x platinum song.
The music video for his song “In Case You Didn’t Know” became No. 1 on the Vevo Country Chart for two weeks. In addition, his song was most requested during weddings.
Brett Young Studio Album
In 2017, Brett Young released another Self-titled studio album again. This time his album contains 11 tracks. He co-wrote 11 out of 12 songs in his album. He included the songs from his previous self-titled album, “In Case You Didn’t Know,” “Sleep Without You,” and “Like I Loved You.” His album again tops the US Billboard Top Country Albums chart at No.2. Furthermore, it peaked at No. 18 on the US Billboard 200. His album was Gold certified by RIAA in 2017, selling half a million copies.
“Like I Loved You”
His song “Like I Loved You” which was part of his first self-titled EP and his second self-titled studio album became a hit. “Like I Loved You” was Gold certified in 2017 and Platinum certified in 2018. His song sold a million copies. Aside from being certified it was also able to enter the Billboard chart. This is another number one song for Brett as it peaked at the top of the US Billboard Country Airplay. Furthermore, it also entered the pop chart at No. 46. In the US Hot Country Songs chart, his song landed at No. 3.
This year he released his single “Mercy” which was a track on his album, Brett Young. When it was released as a single on February 20, 2018, his song peaked at No. 8 on the US Billboard Hot Country chart. In addition, it entered at the No. 14th of the US Billboard Country Airplay and No. 60 of the Billboard Hot 100. On May 3, 2018, his single was Gold certified by RIAA and was able to sell half a million copies. “Mercy” was written by Young and Sean McConnell. Three months ago, a video of the song was released, and it was about the transition from a beautiful relationship to a breakup. It is a heartfelt video that will move you to tears.
Not only did Brett’s song become known in the US. His song was also able to enter the Canadian Billboard charts. His talent as a songwriter and singer is incredible. He writes songs based on what he has been through or how he felt. His honesty makes people come back for more. He caught the attention of millions of listeners because he created songs people can relate to.
It has been a great start for Brett as his songs were topping the charts and are even certified as gold and platinum by RIAA since the release of his song. While he has been busy promoting his song, he joined Thomas Rhett’s Home Team Tour, and Lady Antebellum’s You Look Good World Tour in 2017. Furthermore, Brett had his first headlining tour which is known as Caliville. His special guest was Carly Pearce. The tour began on October and ended on December.
Awards and Nomination
Since he has made songs that were able to top the charts, you cannot ignore Brett Young’s talent. Thus, he deserves to be nominated or win in some award shows. Here are some of Brett Young’s accolades since 2017.
He won his first award in 2017 for the Academy of Country Music Award New Male Vocalist of the Year. During the same year his song “In Case You Didn’t Know” was nominated for CMT Music Awards Breakthrough Video of the Year and Teen Choice Award for Choice Country Song. Furthermore, he was nominated during the Country Music Association Awards for New Artist of the Year.
This year Brett was nominated in two categories on the Billboard Music Award. His song “In Case You Didn’t Know” was nominated for Top Country Song and his album Brett Young was nominated for Top Country Album. “Mercy” music video was nominated for CMT Music Awards Video of the Year.
What is Caliville?
There is more to the word Caliville than you have ever thought. Yes, it’s a combination of the words California and Nashville. Brett grew up his whole life in California until he decided to move to Nashville to pursue his dream. Thus the word Caliville (CAL – California, VILLE- Nashville). But for Brett, the word Caliville is more than a place. On a website owned by Brett Young and Chase Lauer, Lauer said that Caliville is about the journey. It’s about chasing your dream no matter how tough life may be. It’s about getting up and moving forward despite the hardship. Caliville believes that our ability to reach success depends on our attitude. You could give up if life breaks you or you can keep going and pushing to succeed. This site also contains updates about his interviews and also contains cool merchandises that you can purchase.
Facts About Brett Young’s Songwriting
When Brett write songs, he doesn’t just write songs if he doesn’t know how it feels like to be in that situation. Most of the songs he wrote are from his life experiences. He writes songs from stories he hears from other people. When he connects to the story on a personal level, he writes songs about it.
New Upcoming Album
Brett is going to release a new album but has not announced when the release would be. He just said that he was excited about it because this time, his song is not going to be about ballads. It is going to be a happier, up-tempo album. He wants people to know that in relationships, there are sad times and happy times. Brett will be writing songs based on the things he is feeling right now and about Taylor Mills, his Fiancée. He is also going to write heartbreaking songs on his second album because he said that relationships are not all about happy endings, there are times when things are tough, and the couple has to go through challenges. Brett wants to make sure that the next album will contain songs that his fans can understand and relate.
Before the Wedding
Details about the wedding haven’t been announced yet because Taylor Mills is the one handling most of the wedding plans, she asks Brett about some things when needed. Right now he is busy touring with Thomas Rhett and he will also be performing this July at the Summerfest 2018. His tour with Rhett will end on October 27, which is just in time for His wedding on November.
Congratulations to Brett Young and his Beautiful Fiance Taylor Mills, hoping they have a magical fall wedding. Congratulations also to Young’s success in the world of country music.
Brett Young, in case you didn't know