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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