First performer of 2019 National Cherry Festival announced

Country music star, Brett Young, has been announced as a performer for the 2019 National Cherry Festival. (Photo Courtesy: National Cherry Festival)

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- The National Cherry Festival has announced the first of many performers for the 2019 festival.

On Monday, the National Cherry Festival Executive Director Kat Paye announced country music star, Brett Young, will be performing on July 1.

“We’re thrilled to confirm that Brett will headline our July 1st show. His new album, just released a few weeks ago, Ticket To LA entered the Billboard Country Album chart at #1”, said Paye. “We’re expecting this to be a very special event”.

Young's 2017 self-titled album, Ticket To LA, dominated the Top 20 on the Country Albums chart for 37 weeks and reached RIAA Platinum certification.

Delivering four consecutive No. 1 PLATINUM certified hits, Young was recently named ASCAP’s 2018 Country Songwriter Artist of the Year and his 3 time Platinum smash hit “In Case You Didn’t Know”, was bestowed with the top honor at the BMI Country Awards as their Song of the Year.

His most recent single, Here Tonight garnered over 6 million views on YouTube.

Tickets for the performance will go on sale Friday, January 25 at 9 a.m.

The National Cherry Festival is June 29 through July 6.