Young goes to number one again
Monday, February 7, 2011
– Chris Young scored a hat-trick today as Voices
became his third consecutive number one single from his sophomore album, "The Man I Want To Be." The song took over the top spot on both the Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Aircheck charts.
Young breaks a 25-year record, marking only the second time in the modern era of the Billboard country chart that an artist re-released the same recording to chart-topping status. Randy Travis' On The Other Hand went to the top in 1986 after initially peaking at 67.
Voices, co-written by Young, Chris Tompkins, and Craig Wiseman, was first released summer 2008 and originally peaked on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart at 37 as the debut single. Gettin' You Home and The Man I Want To Be both went to number one for Young.
The brand new single, Tomorrow, from Young's forthcoming summer release goes to country radio today.
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