In 2006, native Tennessean Chris Young was declared the winner of season 4 of the television program Nashville Star, which aired on the USA Network. After winning, he was signed to RCA Records Nashville, releasing his self-titled debut album that same year.
His debut album charted singles for Young on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts: “Drinkin’ Me Lonely” and “You’re Gonna Love Me,” but neither got into the top 40.
It was his second album The Man I Want To Be, released in 2009, that brought Chris to the top of the country charts twice with the title single and “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress).”
That really started something for Young as he now holds nine number one songs in country music.
In 2010, Chris scored his first Grammy nomination for “Getting’ You Home” and in 2017 “Think Of You” with Cassadee Pope was nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Duo/Group Performance.
Most recently, Young released “Raised on Country,” the lead-off single to his upcoming seventh studio album, in January 2019. Chris also released the songs “Drowning” and “Town Ain’t Big Enough” ahead of the album.