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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; it peaked at four on Billboard's Country Albums chart. Young released his sixth album of originals, Losing Sleep, in October 2017. ~ Steve Leggett
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Stations Featuring
Chris Young

    Top Country

    Top Country
    7 songs

    New Country First

    New Country First
    1 song

    Country Holiday

    Country Holiday
    8 songs

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

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