Slacker Logo


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
Read More Read Less

Stations Featuring
Chris Young

    Country Love

    Country Love
    2 songs

    Top Country

    Top Country
    6 songs

    Outlaw Country

    Outlaw Country
    1 song

    '00s Country

    '00s Country
    3 songs

    Heartbreak Hotel

    1 song

    Country Party

    2 songs

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.   Think of You
  8.   Tomorrow
  9.   Lonely Eyes
  10.   Voices
  11.   The Man I Want to Be
  12.   I Can Take It From There
  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.   You Do the Talkin'
  26.   Small Town Big Time
  27.   Alone Tonight
  28.   What If I Stay
  29.   She's Got This Thing About Her
  30.   Beer or Gasoline
  31.   Underdogs
  32.   Center of My World
  33.   Text Me Texas
  34.   The Dashboard
  35.   Burn
  36.   Callin' My Name
  37.   Flowers
  38.   It Takes a Man
  39.   The Shoebox
  40.   When She's On
  41.   Rose in Paradise
  42.   Lost
  43.   White Lightning Hit the Family Tree
  44.   Sunshine Overtime
  45.   I'm Headed Your Way, Jose
  46.   Flashlight
  47.   Lighters in the Air
  48.   Forgiveness
  49.   O Holy Night
  50.   Old Love Feels New
  51.   We're Gonna Find It Tonight
  52.   Who's Gonna Take Me Home
  53.   Twenty-One Candles
  54.   Lay It on Me
  55.   Hold You to It
  56.   Love Is In The Air
  57.   Y la Amo

Artists Related to Chris Young

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -



Casting to |