Tomorrow burns bright for Chris Young
Monday, July 25, 2011
– Chris Young is on a roll. Tomorrow
will hit number on the Billboard Country Songs chart when it is released later this week, the singer's fourth straight chart topper.
The latest number one occurs less than two weeks following the release of his third album "Neon," which opened at number 4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart to sales of more than 72,000 copies.
"I am completely blown away," said Young. "For 'Neon' to get such an amazing response from the fans and then for Tomorrow to go to number one right after, it feels like I'm living a dream."
Written by Young with Frank Myers and Anthony Smith, Tomorrow is first on the Billboard and Mediabase country airplay charts. The song is certified Gold by the RIAA with more than 615,000 downloads, making it his best-selling digital track to date.
The singer/songwriter's three previous chart toppers include Gettin' You Home, Voices and the title track to his 2009 sophomore album, "The Man I Want To Be."
Young will appear on ABC-TV's Jimmy Kimmel Live! on July 27.
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It Must Be Christmas
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. »»»
I'm Comin' Over
Chris Young has enjoyed steady success from his previous four releases, and there's no reason to suggest that "I'm Comin' Over" won't do the same. But that doesn't mean that Young is doing anything all that different from what's au courant.
Young's go to has always been his full-sounding, big-bodied voice, and that remains intact here throughout these 11 songs, 9 of which he had a hand in writing. His voice is front and center (that's apparent »»»
The refrain from the title track from Chris Young goes "We're wide awake in the A.M." Based on the sounds emanating from Young on his fourth CD, he'd be awake at any hour if they listened to this music. Young came up through the ranks as what could be described as on the traditional side. Drinkin' Me Lonely from 2006 was evidence of that. But since country music is a moving target, Young's brand has modern flourishes. Lots.
Unfortunately, it seems that Young - fine »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: For Simpson, different isn't necessarily better
Sturgill Simpson is doing things a lot differently on this end of touring since his left of center "A Sailor's Guide to Earth" dropped last year. With a stripped down tour, gone are one key band member and the three-piece New Orleans horns section.
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Concert Review: Seger ages really well
As aging heartland rock and roller Bob Seger was ready to scorch the closing song of the night, "Rock and Roll Never Forgets." Seger changed the lyrics. Instead of "sweet 16 turns 31," Seger sang "sweet 16, turns 72."
Seger put both hands on his knees as he sang the lines, looked down, shook his hand and may have smiled,... »»»
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