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Chris Young has accomplished more by 28 than some artists do in a lifetime. Already a Grammy-nominated recording artist, he’s also a dynamic live performer consistently in demand, an international ambassador for his genre, a talented songwriter with five Number Ones to his name – by the way, he wrote four of them – and a handsome charmer to boot. Now, on the cusp of his ... Read more in Amazon's Chris Young Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 3, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B000HEWGPQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,784 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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An air of high expectation and inevitability has always surrounded Chris Young. Anyone who heard him sing, and anyone who experienced his poised and engaging stage show, inevitably decreed that this tall fellow with the friendly smile had what it takes. When they found out he also wrote the best of his songs, people would just smile, shake their heads and say, "That boy is going to be a star." Indeed, Young lives up to everyone's predictions with his self-titled debut on RCA Records. Working with Kenny Chesney producer Buddy Cannon, Young has created a potent debut that puts an up-to-date, contemporary edge on traditional country music.

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His triumph on the talent-seeking Nashville Star series gave Chris Young a promotional push toward the stardom that this well-crafted debut will likely ensure. With a husky baritone that can sound surprisingly supple and mature, the 21-year-old singer-songwriter touches all the bases. He's the goodtime drinking man on "Beer or Gasoline," "White Lightning" (not the George Jones classic), and "Who's Gonna Take Me Home," and he's the man who soberly faces the ultimate price he's paid for drinking on the tearjerker "Flowers." He's as romantically sensitive as a chick flick on "You're Gonna Love Me" and "Center of My World," and he's the lusty lover boy on "Lay It on Me." He's all heartache on "Drinkin' Me Lonely" and all party on "Small Town, Big Time." And it's hard to imagine a goofier novelty song on border relations than "Your Way José," which could be condemned for perpetuating ethnic stereotypes if it didn't make the singer sound dumbest of all. While it may take a few more releases for Young to establish his artistic identity, he's already been designed as the perfect commercial product (produced by Buddy Cannon, who has enjoyed such success with Kenny Chesney and Sara Evans). --Don McLeese

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He has a powerful voice.
purplepassion3451
I love Chris Young's music... This is the first of 4 CD's he currently has out... I highly recommend you get them all!!
Melissa Williams
The dude can really sing!
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By C. Harmsen on October 26, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I have to first say - I was skeptical. I really expected that this highly-anticipated major label debut was going to get too 'Country-Fried' with the current Nashville Sound.

In the wake of the success of acts like Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban, I feared this release was going to have the same problem as both of these acts... Great talents (tremendous talents actually) taking Top 40 - Pop Music, adding a fiddle and/or harmonica and calling it country. And who wouldn't think that, especially coming off of the Country version of American Idol?

For me the only reason to suffer through Wynona and Cowboy Troy awkwardly stumble through Nashville Star each week, was to hear this guy sing. (No Offense, but stick to singing guys)

But that's not the case. This guy IS the Next Alan Jackson or George Strait. Yes - I actually said it. And no - he doesn't sound like, or rip off, anyone else's style.

Chris Young is, well - Chris Young. A terrific voice with an honesty that comes through in his music that is so dearly lacking in most of what passes for Country Music these days.

Don't believe the hype? Buy it and try it yourself. I'll bet you find the same problem as I did: My ride to work just wasn't long enough to play the whole CD, and then go back to replay my favorites.

Heck - it's hard to choose a favorite, each of these tunes really deserves to be on the CD.

Laugh through 'White Lightning', 'Beer or Gasoline' and 'I'm Headed Your Way, Jose' but look out for for 'Flowers' it'll jerk a tear.

And the 2-step tempo on 'Drinkin' me Lonely' is different from the stripped-down acoustic version he WOWed America with on TV, but it is still destined to hit the top 10 - Maybe even higher.

A real breath of fresh air for Country Music. Get on board folks, this is the next man of country music, it's gonna be a great ride.

Great Job Chris Young!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Tiggy on October 8, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Good country voice. Good listening. Several songs I really enjoy. "Beer or Gasoline" is cute, "You're Gonna Love Me" and "Drinkin' Me Lonely" are well sung and "I'm Headed Your Way, Jose" is great fun. "Flowers" is also good. I was pleasantly surprised with many good songs. (I bought it for his Nashivlle Star song, "Drinkin' Me Lonely) and was not disappointed with the whole album.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Judy B on October 4, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Expectations were high for this album and Chris really delivered! This is a first rate CD from the songs to the production! Chris calls it progressive traditional which is a perfect name for it. The songs would be very at home on the radio today, yet he holds true to traditional country. The song selection is so diverse with no fillers here! Each song stands on it's own. They all tell a story; whether it is a tearjerker, a great tongue in cheek comedic song, or an uplifting, feel good song. His rich baritone voice resonates on the ballads, which he does a phenomenal job with and then he rocks out with the best of them on some up-tempo southern rock. He starts with a fun up-tempo song, Beer or Gasoline, runs the gamut of emotions and then leaves us with Who's Gonna Take me Home. Who wouldn't want to at that point! In a concert, I bet he would have a lot of takers. There's truly something here for everyone and you won't be disappointed!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kim E on October 6, 2006
Format: Audio CD
It has been a long time since I have been so excited about a CD. This CD is a great mix of music from a tear jerker (Flowers) to a couple of tunes that make you LOL (White Lightening and Your Way, Jose). Ballad or up tempo song, this guy can sing! He has that smooth Tennesee baritone voice that makes you keep listening to every song over and over again. I am a huge country music fan, and having heard this CD I can only think "YES, this is what I have been wanting to hear!" I love every song on the CD! This is only the beginning for the rising star of Chris Young! A must buy!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Robinson on October 3, 2006
Format: Audio CD
This CD is a great one from a new breakout Country artist. Do not pass it up, if you like this kind of music. Every song either makes you want to get up and dance or tears at your heart. Definate must!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Martin Milner on October 6, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Chris scores big with "Chris Young", his debut CD. His voice is rich, mellow and professional and he handles all types of songs in a more than competent manner, so much so that he sounds every inch the established artist. I particularly like the comedic songs which hint at daily "redneck" challenges and responses, whether real or simply based on stereotypes:

Should I spend my hard-earned money on beer or gasoline? (Beer or gasoline)

What will happen if a potent batch of hooch is introduced to a family gathering and how lively will things become if we all get to show our hiney?

(White lightning hit the family tree)

Is life in the "good ol' USA" really so good?

Here's the keys to my chevrolet, you can have my house and the bills I pay, I'm headed your way, Jose (I'm headed your way, Jose)

Who's gonna drive me home when I'm "country fried"? (Who's gonna take me home?)

They all make great sing-alongs.

Chris also addresses the perennial man v. woman issues in "lay it on me", which is delivered in an upbeat fashion, small town entertainments (Small town big time) and delivers a scorching love song in "you're the center of my world," a song loaded with traditional sentiments but also packed with so much emotion that it positively drips. "You're gonna love me" is not quite as strong but will still appeal. There is also a tear-jerker in "Flowers, which doesn't release the full weight of its sorrow until the last verse when it becomes clear that it is not a case of separation but more the final separation. Then there's "Burn" which calls to mind the 15 minutes of fame that we are all supposed to have when we periodically burst into the limelight if only later to return to our deep cave darkness.

I get a little more out of each listen of the album and it has scarcely left my CD player since I received my pre-ordered copy.

A great job, Chris! Congratulations!
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