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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

    New Country First

    New Country First
    1 song

    Top Country

    Top Country
    5 songs

    Country Party

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

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