Brett Young is one of the biggest names in country music right now and if his newest album is any indication, he will be for awhile.

The country star dropped his sophomore album this month. It's titled 'Ticket To L.A.' and it's full of romantic ballads, uptempo tracks and stories that he hasn't told until now.

A lot has happened to Young since he burst onto the scene just a few short years ago. He's notched several number one hits, garnered a ton of award nominations and of course, wed his longtime girlfriend Taylor Mills.

It's all documented on this new record, which stays true to the artist we have come to know and love.

After listening to the album on repeat over the past few days, I have come up with a list of my 5 favorite tracks. Take a listen and thank me later.

By the way, you better get to jamming because he's coming to town with Kelsea Ballerini next year. I absolutely can not wait.

  • 1


    This is one of those songs that stops you in your tracks. If you want to get to know this star a little better, give this tune a listen. It's a standout thanks to the very personal writing and heartfelt story behind it, where Young talks about growing up, sitting front row at church and his failed baseball career. Pop heavyweight Gavin DeGraw also makes an appearance. Who knew these two voices would blend together to make one of the best country songs of the year?

  • 2

    Reason To Stay

    This has to be one of the catchiest songs out there. The beat will have you tapping your toes and singing along from the very first note. It's nice to hear Young sing a love song AND have a little fun. Obsessed.

  • 3

    Don't Wanna Write This Song

    If you thought 'Mercy' was devastating, take this tune for a spin. There are a million heartbreak songs out there but this one stands out for all the right reasons. The words and the pain in his voice as he sings hits you where it hurts but the best part is the when he croons the song's title at the end of the chorus. It's then that you realize just how personal this song is and that makes it all the better. There's also a twist.

  • 4

    Where You Want Me

    Young really switched it up this time around and that rings especially true when you turn this one up. It has a beat that makes you want to sway and a great twist at the end of the first chorus. This song isn't what it first appears to be and that's what makes it so great. It also has soul. Yes, please.

  • 5

    The Ship And The Bottle

    I love a good metaphor and this one is as good as they come. This heartbreak song is jam packed with references to a ship inside a bottle. Here, Young is singing about letting the girl he loves be free and not holding her back. A sad song has never sounded so good.

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