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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 did -- 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 10 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 10 hit that was also the title track to his fifth album, which saw release in November of that year. ~ Steve Leggett
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Stations Featuring
Chris Young

    New Country First

    New Country First
    1 song

    Country Love

    Country Love
    2 songs

    Top Country

    Top Country
    5 songs

    '00s Country

    '00s Country
    3 songs

    Heartbreak Hotel

    1 song

    Country Party

    2 songs

    Outlaw Country

    1 song

Albums by
Chris Young

Top Songs by
Chris Young

  1.   Song
  2.   Aw Naw
  3.   Gettin' You Home
  4.   I'm Comin' Over
  5.   Who I Am with You
  6.   You
  7.   Lonely Eyes
  8.   Voices
  9.   Tomorrow
  10.   The Man I Want to Be
  11.   I Can Take It From There
  12.   Think of You
  13.   Drinkin' Me Lonely
  14.   Neon
  15.   Save Water, Drink Beer
  16.   I Know a Guy
  17.   Rainy Night in Georgia
  18.   Goodbye
  19.   A.M.
  20.   Nothin' But the Cooler Left
  21.   Sober Saturday Night by Vince Gill
  22.   Heartbeat
  23.   You're Gonna Love Me
  24.   That Makes Me
  25.   Small Town Big Time
  26.   Alone Tonight
  27.   What If I Stay
  28.   She's Got This Thing About Her
  29.   Beer or Gasoline
  30.   Center of My World
  31.   You Do the Talkin'
  32.   Underdogs
  33.   Callin' My Name
  34.   The Dashboard
  35.   Text Me Texas
  36.   When She's On
  37.   Flowers
  38.   Burn
  39.   It Takes a Man
  40.   Lost
  41.   Rose in Paradise
  42.   White Lightning Hit the Family Tree
  43.   The Shoebox
  44.   I'm Headed Your Way, Jose
  45.   O Holy Night
  46.   Lighters in the Air
  47.   Flashlight
  48.   Old Love Feels New
  49.   Forgiveness
  50.   Twenty-One Candles
  51.   Lay It on Me
  52.   We're Gonna Find It Tonight
  53.   Who's Gonna Take Me Home
  54.   Hold You to It
  55.   Sunshine Overtime
  56.   Love Is In The Air
  57.   Y la Amo

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