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Chris Young’s “Voices” Breaks a Record

Chris Young photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Chris Young is celebrating a hat-trick today as “Voices” becomes his third consecutive No. 1 single from his sophomore album, The Man I Want To Be. “Voices” takes the No. 1 position on both the Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Aircheck charts. 

But wait, there’s more. Chris not only went to the top of the charts — by doing so, he broke a 25-year record previously set by Randy Travis. The record? It’s only the second time in the modern era of the Billboard country chart that an artist released a song to only moderate chart success, then re-released the same song and watched it climb to No. 1. “Voices” becomes the first re-release to reach No. 1 since Randy’s “On The Other Hand” went to the top in 1986 after initially peaking at No. 67.

“Voices”– co-written by Chris, Chris Tompkins, and Craig Wiseman- was first released in summer 2008 and originally peaked on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart at No. 37 as the debut single from Chris’ sophomore album, The Man I Want to Be. “Gettin’ You Home” and “The Man I Want To Be” enjoyed back-to-back No. 1 success, with today’s No. 1, “Voices,” completing the trifecta. 

But Chris isn’t resting on his laurels. Today he released the new single, “Tomorrow,” which is the first single from his upcoming album, scheduled to be released this summer. He’s also nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance with his song, “Gettin’ You Home,” — and he’s currently on the road for the second leg of Rascal Flatts’ Nothing Like This Tour.


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