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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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Top Tracks

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