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Chris Young

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. ~ Steve Leggett
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Stations Featuring
Chris Young

    Country Holiday

    Country Holiday
    8 songs

    Top Country

    Top Country
    7 songs

    New Country First

    New Country First
    1 song

    Country Party

    Country Party
    3 songs

    Outlaw Country

    1 song

    '00s Country

    3 songs

    Heartbreak Hotel

    1 song

    Country Love

    2 songs

Albums by
Chris Young

Top Songs by
Chris Young

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

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