8 Things You Didn’t Know About Chris Young
This 30-year-old Grammy nominated country singer and songwriter has experienced huge fame only within the past few years after the release of hit songs like “Tomorrow,” “Aw Naw,” “Who I Am With You,” “Lonely Eyes,” and “I’m Comin’ Over.” Chris has worked hard for his career, but to some fans he might seem like an overnight success. But lately, he’s earned his stripes with numerous singles that have all hit number one on the Billboard County Chart. Now he’s all over the radio, selling out shows and he has been dubbed one of the country musics hottest bachelors! In honor of his upcoming birthday he’s a look at 10 things you probably didn’t know about Chris Young:
8. He Competed on a Singing Show
In 2006 he competed on the show, Nashville Star. He performed the song “Drinkin’ Me Lonely” and won! After the competition he received a contract with RCA Records and publicly released the single, “Drinkin’ Me Lonely.” The song was a moderate success peaking at 42 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. He then released “You’re Gonna Love Me” which also wasn’t a huge hit, but garnered a bit of success. It wasn’t until his third release of “Voices” that he broke the Top 40 charts.
Chris Young attended two different universities — first he went to college at Belmont University in Nashville, but dropped out and enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. During his time at college he juggled music and his education. Chris toured and performed more than 150 times while in school! “It was a great way to get experience. I had a seven piece band and we played three nights a week. Plus there were major acts constantly going in and out of there, so I’d get to watch their show and see how they worked the crowd. It was a good learning experience for me,” he said.