Young tries to "Change the World"
Friday, October 11, 2013
– Chris Young recently performed Eric Clapton's classic hit Change The World
for an installment of ReImagined, a new online series launched by the Grammy Awards and The Recording Academy spotlighting contemporary artists talking about and performing their own take on Grammy honored songs.
Young's performance, shot in Los Angeles late last month, and an interview about the song can be seen exclusively at GRAMMY.com beginning today.
Young is the first country artist to participate in the new web series. Fans can also check out exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and an interview from the set on the TV news series, OMG! Insider.
Young has enjoyed a busy fall. He released "A.M." last month. His current single, Aw Naw, broke into the Top 10 this week on the country radio charts, and he is about to kick off the fall leg of Brad Paisley's Beat This Summer Tour on Oct. 17.
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