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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

    Top Country

    Top Country
    5 songs

    Country Holiday

    Country Holiday
    8 songs

    Outlaw Country

    Outlaw Country
    1 song

    '00s Country

    '00s Country
    3 songs

    Heartbreak Hotel

    1 song

    Country Love

    2 songs

    Country Party

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

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