” Sleep Without You ” is by Brett Young ( Brett Charles Young ), the American country pop singer-songwriter. Brett was born on the 23rd of March 1981 in Anaheim, a city in Orange County, California, United States.
Anaheim was founded in 1857 by German families who settled the area. Regarding land area, the city is the second-largest in the County. Many recording artists are associated with the area, including The Righteous Brothers singer Bobby Hatfield and Gwen Stefani, lead vocalist of the rock band No Doubt, who both grew up in Anaheim.
Brett’s first taste of performing in public came when in the latter part of the 90s he took the place of an absent band leader during a Christian worship meeting at Calvary Chapel High School. He was inspired to follow a career in music when he heard American singer and songwriter Gavin DeGraw’s debut Album, Chariot. The Album reached number fifty-six on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 2003.
Brett’s first release, independent of any major record label, was his self-titled four-song EP. Released on the 12th of February 2016, the EP reached number thirty-one on the Country Music Chart, 189 on the Billboard 200 Chart and ten on the Top Heatseekers Chart. To date, Brett has released one Album, one EP, three singles and four videos.
” Sleep Without You ” was written by Brett Young, Justin Ebach and Kelly Archer. Justin, born and raised in Florida, is an American songwriter and producer. He writes for both Christian and Country music recording artists.
His music has been recorded by many artists like Josh Turner, Craig Morgan, The Railers, Casey James and The John King Band. Justin has also written for both TV and Film. His work as a songwriter and producer has been nominated for a Dove award. The accolade, awarded by the Gospel Music Association ( GMA ), is in recognition of outstanding achievement in the Christian music industry.
Kelly Archer is a Canadian songwriter from Vancouver, British Columbia. Kelly’s compositions have been recorded by many artists like by Jason Aldean, Dustin Lynch, Eli Young Band, Montgomery Gentry, Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood and Cassadee Pope.
In 2017, she won the Rising Independent Songwriter of the Year at The Association of Independent Music Publishers ( AIMP ) Nashville Awards. The Association was formed in 1977 and is present in Los Angeles, New York and Nashville. Since March 2016, Kelly has had three singles chart in Canada, and five enter the Country Music Chart.
” Sleep Without You ” was produced by Dann Huff, the American musician, songwriter and record producer. Dan started his music career as part of White Heart, the pop-rock band, formed in 1982. They were inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame on the 6th of November 2010.
As a musician, he has worked with many artists in various genres including Michael Jackson, Whitesnake, George Benson, Whitney Houston and Barbra Streisand. He has won many awards for his production work in country music including the Country Music Association Awards for Musician of the Year award in 2001, 2004, and 2016. He has also won two awards, in 2006 and 2009, at the Academy of Country Music for Producer of the Year.
The song was released on the 11th of April 2016 by record label Republic Nashville ( Big Machine Label Group ) and taken as the lead single from Brett’s debut self-titled EP.
The EP, released on the 12th of February 2016, had good reviews from critics. The six-track EP also features ” In Case You Didn’t Know “, released on the 9th of January 2017, it reached Number One on the Country Airplay Chart and nineteen on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. Brett’s debut EP reached number 189 on the Billboard 200 Chart, thirty-one on the Top Country Albums and ten on the Top Heatseekers Charts.
” Sleep Without You ” had good reviews. Billy Dukes, writing for the Taste of Country website said of the song ” Young’s R&B influences come out in the sincerity and warmth of his delivery, not the sonic nature of this mostly acoustic jam. ”
The accompanying music video was directed by Shane Drake, the award-winning American music video director. He has with many artists in different music genres, including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Avril Lavigne, Trivium, Paramore, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, The Wanted, Flo Rida and Timbaland.
Shane has been nominated and won several awards. In 2006 he won the MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year for Panic! At The Disco’s ” I Write Sins Not Tragedies “. In addition to his work on music videos, Shane has worked with some of the world’s biggest brands.
” Sleep Without You ” was a commercial success for Brett. In the United States, the song entered the Country Airplay Chart at number fifty-eight, reaching a peak of number two. It debuted on the Hot Country Songs Chart at number forty-five, peaking at three.
On the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, the song reached a peak of number forty-seven. The Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ) certified the song Platinum with sales of one million units sold.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 47
UK Highest Chart Position: N/A
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 93, Canada Country (Billboard) 7
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