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