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