Young leads country charts
Monday, October 30, 2017
– r Chris Young will have the top selling country CD when the Billboard charts are out on Tuesday with "Losing Sleep." The disc debuted at 5 on the overall top 200.
Darius Rucker also made the top 10 with "When Was the Last Time" in eighth.
Rucker moved 34,000 units with 30,000 in traditional album sales. The disc earned Rucker a number one with "If I Told You," his seventh chart topper.
One Direction's Niall Horan debuts in first with "Flicker," moving 152,000 units.
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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. ...