Raised in Columbia, SC, Ricky Young has traveled a long and winding road to Nashville. As a former University of South Carolina alum and baseball player, he spent five years in the minor leagues.
In 2011, Young was discovered by a Grammy-winning producer while performing at a cancer benefit. The two hit it off and started working together on Young’s new album. The album is a collection of 16 songs with cuts by chart-topping songwriters Lee Brice, Jon Stone, Jeffery Steele and more. Young’s soulful voice and tracks that on soul
Lee Brice recorded a duo on the album titled “I Carry It with Me,” a gritty, soulful country-rock jam about their lives and families in South Carolina. With over 5,000 copies sold, Young’s new record, Spinning My Wheels is propelling the singer, songwriter to new heights. His newly released music video for “Could You Love Me Again” was viewed over 100,000 times in the first week.
In 2012, Young was recognized by his Carolina fan base when he became a finalist in the Carolina Music Awards. He’s written several tunes with number one songwriters like Zac Brown Band, Lee Brice and Dave Gibson. Songs from his debut album and one-on-one interviews have received airtime on Clear Channel Music stations, Sirius XM, Renegade Radio and Outlaw Radio. On social media platforms, Young’s fans are logging on to find the latest updates from the talented newcomer. He has over 1,100,000 views on YouTube, 39,000 Facebook fans and 11,000 Twitter followers.