Good news continues for Chris Young
Monday, August 1, 2011
– Two weeks ago, Chris Young' third album, "Neon," opened at number 4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart to sales of more than 72,000 copies. Last week, he scored his fourth consecutive number one hit with Tomorrow.
Now, Young's sophomore album release, "The Man I Want To Be," was certified Gold by the RIAA, selling more than 500,000 units. The album was released in September 2009 and produced 3 chart toppers including Gettin' You Home, Voices and the title track.
Tomorrow, written by Young with Frank Myers and Anthony Smith, was certified GOLD by the RIAA earlier this summer and is now nearing 650,000 downloads, making it his best-selling digital track to date.
Young will release his next single, You, to hit country radio in mid-August.
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Given the massive success of Chris Young's award-winning collaboration with Kane Brown on the title track, it would be an easy assumption to make that his eighth studio album would tow the same contemporary line that landed him a bevy of hits. The result is exactly that. But with some contingencies
The opener, "Raised on Country," starts out with a raucous groove that may get your toes tapping for the entirety, but the lyrics devolve into some painfully tired cliches like ...
Chris Young has one of the best country voices, and it's always a pleasure to hear him sing. But it's disappointing when the title cut sounds more like the groove to a Justin Bieber song than anything truly country. When, say, someone like Jason Aldean performs music with barely any resemblance to real country music, it's not that big a deal; he's not a great natural singer to begin with. However, Young's voice is just too good to waste on mere pop. ...
Song selection can sometimes seem fairly inessential whenever chosen by a master singer. Such is the case with "It Must Be Christmas," Chris Young's new holiday collection. He sounds as perfectly comfortable with the jazzy "I'll Be Home for Christmas," where its supper club vibe takes a little of the edge off one seriously sad song, as he does with the Phil Spector rock nugget "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)."
Young is also helped out by a few special guests. ...