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The Man I Want to Be

Chris YoungAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

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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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  • Audio CD (August 31, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: August 31, 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: RCA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,727 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

With an ear toward the past and an eye on the future, Chris Young is quickly distinguishing himself as a newcomer who honors Country music's best traditions while adding a fresh new chapter to the genre's legacy. With his rich, warm baritone and penchant for writing relatable, slice-of-life songs, Young's sophomore project showcases a new traditionalist poised to take his place among his musical heroes. Features the single 'Gettin' You Home (The Black Dress Song)'.

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Voice In Country Music September 3, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I was hooked on Chris's voice right after his first appearance on Nashville Star. I've lived in Nashville for over 30 years, so I've heard a lot of good and bad newcomers over the years and I'm here to tell you that Chris is one of the best I've ever heard. His voice is unbelievable! There's a lot of "magic" that happens in the studios with a lot of artists so that the sound you hear on a CD or on the radio is not the same as what you'll hear live. This is not the case with Chris Young. I've heard him live quite a few times over the years (and as recently as 3 nights ago) and he is the rare breed that actually sounds best live with just an acoustic guitar. If you ever get the chance to see his live show, you will not be disappointed.

"The Man I Want To Be" is a great sophomore album. His first CD was good too, but in comparing the two, this newest CD portrays a much more mature choice of songs and seems to be better put together. I like the entire album from start to finish, but my personal favorite is "Voices". I also like "The Dashboard" and "The Shoebox."

Bottom line, Chris Young is a great artist and this is a great CD. Just buy it, you won't be disappointed.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Enjoyable and Addictive Album December 3, 2009
By Randy
Format:Audio CD
Chris Young is one of the freshest and most creative artists I've come across. I caught a video of his on TV one day and decided to check out his album, "The Man I Want to Be." It's simply amazing. The CD kick-starts with `That Makes Me,' an upbeat, sassy show of pride for Young's various interests that may make him a `hick' or `hillbilly,' but he doesn't care.

One of the shining stars of the album is definitely `Gettin' You Home.' It's fun and romantic. Young's deep, rich vocals definitely help out each song, especially on this track. It's very `country' yet he has his own style. The album ends with a very relaxing song titled `Rainy Night in Georgia,' a song originally by American singer-songwriter Tony Joe White.

I'm not a diehard fan of country music but artists like Chris Young really draw me into the genre. But in the end, I don't think about what genre this album is in. It's just a good CD. The only thing I'd criticize is the length of the album. It has only ten tracks. I hope Young has longer albums in the future.

I highly recommend "The Man I Want to Be" not only to country fans but to anyone who enjoys fun, thoughtful and clever music. You won't be disappointed.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! September 11, 2009
Format:Audio CD
This album came out on my birthday, and what a birthday present it was! Some tracks are meaningful and full of advice, like Shoebox. Others are just plain fun. The track "The Dashboard" is worth the price of the CD as it is one brother making a tribute to another who served overseas. 21 candles is fun and up beat. I definitely recommend buying the CD in any form you can.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums out there right now! December 8, 2010
Format:MP3 Music
I have always been a Chris Young fan, I will always be a Chris Young fan. I bought this album the day it was released. I have not stopped listening to it yet! Yes, that's how amazing it is! There is not a fluff piece in it, all of the songs on this album are potential singles, and yes I truly believe, he could even make a single out of "Rainy Night in Georgia" because his vocals on it are absolutely impeccable! The man is truly so talented it's scary and seeing him life shows that there are no dubs or fixes on his albums. you're getting the best of him in every recording and every performance. If you love the 3 singles that are already out, "Getting you Home", "The Man I Want To Be" (both number 1's by the way) and "Voices" you will surely love the up-tempo of "That Makes Me" and "Twenty One Candles" they are wonderful upbeat, fun songs. Seeing the more sentimental side of Chris comes out again in "The Dashboard", The Shoebox", and "It Takes a Man". His remarkable duet with Willie Nelson on "Rose of Paradise" even turned this not so bug of a Willie Nelson fan's head. So if you were on the fence, I hope this makes you consider buying the album, because it is well worth it. I enjoy every second I get to hear this album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Singer November 7, 2010
By cinder
Format:Audio CD
I love the title Track to this CD The Man I Want To Be, it is very true song. I wish more guy thought that way there would be less Divorces. If people were more willing to stop and ask God to help them be better people and then follow his advice the world would be a better place.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sandiluvsjh February 24, 2010
Format:Audio CD
His best album ever! I liked this album so much that I gave it to everyone for Christmas this year, and it may also go into some Easter baskets. Even friends who are not huge fans of country music have told me how much they enjoyed this album. I think that speaks volumes for the talent of this singer and for the music on this CD. His style and range are diverse, and that's what makes this music so likeable. He can put you in a mellow mood with a slow song then have you dancing with the cat in the kitchen (I have witnesses) on a subsequent toe-tapper. I only have a two-word suggestion...BUY IT!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Country Artist!! Bar none! March 30, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Chris Young is the best. His music shows a lot of heart & soul. He is good man with music that is timeless. His song "The Shoebox" hits right at home since I lost my father & grandfather too. His songs are all 5 stars. He is good example of how music is surpose to be. This album is one that you will listen to forever! He is a great man & has many great years ahead of him. He is going to be a legend, someday. I can't wait to get his new Album "Neon".
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It is an awesome cd.
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Published 29 days ago by ROY M.
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best CD's I bought this year
One of the best CD's I bought this year :) Arrived on time & in perfect condition. If you are looking for a beautiful country voice, look no further than Chris Young.
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Published 1 month ago by Corrina Darnold
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
I love this album! Chris has the most amazing voice and his songs are beautiful. There is such a sincerity in his delivery, it's no wonder he is one of the best artists out there... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Irish_eyes
5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable album
Great album met all my expectations, Chris has such a wonderful pure country voice
Published 2 months ago by Marilyn I. Johnson
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Published 2 months ago by Mary J. Herman
5.0 out of 5 stars Chris Young
Great album, listen to it often. I am going to a concert of his in August, this is just getting me ready for the fun.
Published 2 months ago by Peggy Sue Wilburn
5.0 out of 5 stars The Man I Want to Be Chris Young
This is my favorite Chris Young CD. He has so much talent & he sure makes you feel the sadness in a broken-hearted song. We need more singers like him in the country music. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Misty Dawn
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this guy!!
Chris Young is a fantastic artist!! Love his voice and these songs will make you swoon:) Better get this one!!
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