CHRIS YOUNG (musician)

Chris Young (musician)

Birth name Christopher Alan Young
Born June 12, 1985
Origin Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
Genres Country
Singer songwriter
Vocals guitar

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Christopher Alan Young (born June 12, 1985) is an American country music singer and songwriter. In 2006, he was declared the winner of the television program Nashville Star, a singing competition which aired on the USA Network.

After winning, he was signed to Arista Nashville, Curb Records, and Columbia Records releasing his self-titled debut album that same year. It produced two singles on Hot Country Songs with “Drinkin’ Me Lonely” and “You’re Gonna Love Me”. His second album, The Man I Want to Be, was released September 1, 2009. It included the singles “Voices”, “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song)”, and the title track, all of which went to number 1. Young’s third album, Neon, produced two more number ones in “Tomorrow” and “You” in 2011 as well as the top 20 hit “I Can Take It from There” in 2012. The follow-up, 2013’s A.M., produced three new singles with the top 5 hits “Aw Naw”, “Who I Am with You”, and “Lonely Eyes”. His fifth album, I’m Comin’ Over, was released on November 13, 2015. In 2017, Young gained one of the crowning achievements in country music: becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Chris Young was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on June 12, 1985. While growing up he attended Trinity United Methodist church. His grandfather, Richard Yates, was a performer on the Louisiana Hayride. He showed interest in music from an early age, performing in various children’s theater productions; while attending Oakland High School (Tennessee), he sang in his high school choir and began playing in local clubs. In 2000, he performed with his high school’s Winter Drumline in a performance entitled “A Night at the Palladium”, where he was a mariachi singer. The group performed in the Winter Guard International Tournament in Ohio that year. While attending college, he continued to tour, performing more than 150 shows a year.

Personal life

On August 13, 2013, Young was on route to a tour date in Montana when he went into septic shock from a small cut on his leg which became infected. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Denver. The medical team immediately started Young on medication, and he had surgery on August 14 to treat the infection. Young returned home under his physician’s care. As expected, his mobility was impacted by the surgery and his doctor requested he wait a full week post-surgery to resume touring. Young resumed on August 22.

In June 2014, Young canceled a performance at the CMA Music Festival after accidentally cutting his left hand with a kitchen knife. The cut required surgery to reconnect tendons in the hand.

Above:  Mandalay Bay Beach Concert in 2015


Studio albums

Chris Young (2006)
The Man I Want to Be (2009)
Neon (2011)
A.M. (2013)
I’m Comin’ Over (2015)
It Must Be Christmas (2016)
Losing Sleep (2017)

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