Chris Young reaches fans with "Voices"
Friday, June 13, 2008
– Chris Young, who won Nashville Star two years ago, is trying to find his voice with his new single, "Voices." The recently released song will be on Young's second disc, slated for release later this year.
Young tied in "Voices" with last week's CMA Music Fest. He gave visitors to his Music Fest booth with something special - an e-mail of his new single, "Voices," accompanied by personalized, recorded dedications of the song to the most significant person in each fan's life - all in keeping with the theme of "Voices," which celebrates those echoes of words and advice from family and those around us who shape our lives. Each fan received the song and dedication e-mailed as a keepsake, while the same e-mail also went to the special person to whom the fan had the song dedicated.
"I've been blessed to have not only great family members, but also a large, extended group of friends who've encouraged me along the way, both personally and professionally," said Young. "It was very rewarding to be able to give this small gift back to my fans, who are the best in the world."
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