Country Star Chris Young Starts GoFundMe to Support Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Country music star Chris Young has launched a GoFundMe to provide direct support to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. While Young is a native of Tennessee, his Texas roots run deep - not only does he have family and close friends in the path of the hurricane, Chris lived in Arlington before signing with RCA Records, has toured extensively throughout the state and owns a home in the direct eye of the storm.

"As everyone knows, Texas was hit Friday by Hurricane Harvey which made landfall as a category four hurricane, the largest storm to hit the area in decades," said Chris. "Port Aransas, Rockport, Corpus Christi, Houston and so many other places are going to be dealing with so much damage and loss of life for a long time to come. I'm worried about the people there - my friends, family and neighbors - and I want to help. I'm starting this GoFundMe campaign in an effort to help everyone in Texas that has been affected by this hurricane."

To kick off the GoFundMe campaign, Young is donating $100,000 to benefit the Red Cross and other local disaster relief organizations throughout Texas. You can find his campaign and make a contribution here: https://www.gofundme.com/harveyrelief

GoFundMe has created a central location for all campaigns that have been created to help those affected by the storm. To view the campaigns, click here:

http://gofundme.com/hurricaneharvey

The GoFundMe team has been working with state and local officials in preparation for Hurricane Harvey. GoFundMe's Trust & Safety Team briefed officials in Texas and Louisiana on the steps we take to protect donors and recipients, and we explained our guarantee that all of the funds raised on GoFundMe go to the right place.

About GoFundMe Launched in 2010, GoFundMe is the world's largest social fundraising platform, with over $4 billion raised so far. With a community of more than 40 million donors, GoFundMe is changing the way the world gives. Find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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About Chris Young: After earning multiple ACM, BBMA, CMA, CMT, Grammy and RDMA nominations and scoring three consecutive chart-topping singles - including his ninth No. 1 "Sober SaturdayNight" with Vince Gill - from his "excellent" (New York Times) album I'm Comin' Over, Chris Young continues to set the bar even higher with the release of his brand new single, "Losing Sleep," which amassed more than 1.25 Million on-demand streams in its first week of release.

With six albums to his credit, including 2016's It Must Be Christmas and 2015's Gold-certified studio album, I'm Comin' Over, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums Chart, Chris continues to reach new heights with his hotly anticipated seventh album - Losing Sleep - due October 20, 2017. Named "one of his era's finest traditionalists" by the Associated Press, the upcoming record will be the RCA Records artist's third project in less than two years.

An international ambassador for country music, Chris performs to packed houses around the world including his recent appearance at the sold-out C2C Festival in the UK. With a hit-packed set that highlights his nine chart-toppers - including "Gettin' You Home," "Voices," "Tomorrow," "I'm Comin' Over" and "Think Of You," - and sixteen Gold/Platinum certified projects, Chris has joined reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean as special guest on his They Don't Know Tour through October before resuming his own headlining dates later this year.

For a full list of tour dates and more information, visit chrisyoungcountry.com.

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