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Biography

The grandson of onetime Louisiana Hayride performer Richard Yates, country singer/songwriter Chris Young hails from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and first drew the public's attention when he appeared on the Nashville Star television show in 2006. Young's singing abilities first surfaced in children's theater productions in grade school, and with his family's full support, he threw himself into learning all he could about music, and country music in particular. By the time he was a senior in high school he was already playing clubs in the Nashville area, and his self-released debut album was out before he even graduated from high school. Young attended college at Belmont University in Nashville and then Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, all while still managing to do some 150 live shows a year. He was offered and accepted a gig fronting the house band at Cowboy's in Arlington, Texas, and it was there that a fan kept insisting that he audition for the Nashville Star TV show. Young eventually made the trip to Houston and passed the audition, and the whole affair paid off handsomely with a contract from RCA Records. Young's debut single, "Drinkin' Me Lonely," a song he wrote with Larry Wayne Clark, was released in 2006, followed later in the year by a Buddy Cannon-produced album called simply Chris Young. A second album, The Man I Want to Be, produced by James Stroud, appeared in 2009. Young's third album, 2011's Neon, may not have gone gold -- The Man I Want to Be had -- but it did have "Tomorrow," a heart-wrenching ballad that was his biggest hit to date, reaching number one on the Billboard country charts and cracking the pop Top 40 on its way to going platinum. "You," the second single from Neon, also went to number one on the country charts, and two other hits followed: "Neon" and "I Can Take It from There." Young delivered his brighter, happier third album, A.M., in the fall of 2013; it was preceded by the party anthem "Aw Naw," which peaked at 16 on the Billboard charts. A.M. produced two further country Top Ten hits with the softer "Who I Am with You" and "Lonely Eyes," singles that appeared on the charts in 2014. Young returned in the fall of 2015 with "I'm Comin' Over," another Top Ten hit that was also the title track to his fifth album, which saw release in November of that year. "Think of You," a duet with Cassadee Pope, followed "I'm Comin' Over" to number two on Billboard's U.S. Hot Country chart, while the Vince Gill duet "Sober Saturday Night" went to number 31 later that year. In the holiday season of 2016, Young released It Must Be Christmas; it peaked at four on Billboard's Country Albums chart. Young released his sixth album of originals, Losing Sleep, in October 2017. ~ Steve Leggett
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Albums

Top Tracks

  1.   Track
    Popularity
  2.   Aw Naw
  3.   Gettin' You Home
  4.   Who I Am with You
  5.   I'm Comin' Over
  6.   You
  7.   Think of You by Cassadee Pope
  8.   Losing Sleep
  9.   Tomorrow
  10.   Lonely Eyes
  11.   The Man I Want to Be
  12.   Voices
  13.   I Can Take It From There
  14.   Sober Saturday Night by Vince Gill
  15.   Drinkin' Me Lonely
  16.   Neon
  17.   Save Water, Drink Beer
  18.   I Know a Guy
  19.   Rainy Night in Georgia
  20.   Hangin' On
  21.   Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
  22.   There's a New Kid in Town by Alan Jackson
  23.   It Must Be Christmas
  24.   Silent Night by Boyz II Men
  25.   The First Noel by Brad Paisley
  26.   Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  27.   Holly Jolly Christmas
  28.   The Christmas Song
  29.   I'll Be Home for Christmas
  30.   Beer or Gasoline
  31.   Goodbye
  32.   Nothin' But the Cooler Left
  33.   You Do the Talkin'
  34.   A.M.
  35.   You're Gonna Love Me
  36.   Small Town Big Time
  37.   Heartbeat
  38.   That Makes Me
  39.   What If I Stay
  40.   Where I Go When I Drink
  41.   She's Got a Way
  42.   Woke Up Like This
  43.   Text Me Texas
  44.   Flashlight
  45.   Center of My World
  46.   Underdogs
  47.   The Dashboard
  48.   Trouble Looking
  49.   Lighters in the Air
  50.   Lost
  51.   It Takes a Man
  52.   We're Gonna Find It Tonight
  53.   Twenty-One Candles
  54.   The Shoebox
  55.   Leave Me Wanting More
  56.   Holiday
  57.   Under the Weather
  58.   Forgiveness
  59.   Hold You to It
  60.   When She's On
  61.   Old Love Feels New
  62.   White Lightning Hit the Family Tree
  63.   Blacked Out
  64.   Radio and the Rain
  65.   Sunshine Overtime
  66.   Alone Tonight
  67.   She's Got This Thing About Her
  68.   Rose in Paradise
  69.   Burn
  70.   Callin' My Name
  71.   I'm Headed Your Way, Jose
  72.   Lay It on Me
  73.   Flowers
  74.   Who's Gonna Take Me Home
  75.   O Holy Night
  76.   Love Is In The Air
  77.   Y la Amo
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