Chris Young Has A “Plaque” Problem

Chris Young has a problem. With 4 straight No. 1 songs, a gold single and a gold album, he’s receiving so many plaques in recognition of his success that he’s running out of space to hang them in his Nashville home. It is a problem Chris is okay with, however, even if where to display [...] Read More

Chris Young Celebrates No. 1 Song & Gold Record

Chris Young was in a partying mood Tuesday night in Nashville. Chris gathered “Tomorrow” co-writers Frank Myers and Anthony Smith, family, friends and industry folks to celebrate both “Tomorrow” becoming his fourth No. 1 and his second album, The Man I Want To Be, being certified gold – not to mention the July release of his [...] Read More

Chris Young’s “Voices” Breaks a Record

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 [...] Read More

Lee Brice Finds Patience Pays

When “Love Like Crazy” was released to radio stations in August 2009, Lee Brice had no idea how long it would take for the song to hit its stride. It’s now been on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 53 weeks — that’s more than a year that it’s been in circulation, and it’s still on the move in the Top 5. That longevity is so rare that only one song has ever lasted longer on the country chart: Eddy Arnold’s “Bouquet Of Roses,” which began a 54-week run in 1948. Still, because it’s been around so long, “Love Like Crazy” could have driven Lee crazy. Plenty of artists admit that they watch the charts obsessively, and his ascent — 56 chart positions in a 53-week period — was agonizingly slow. But Lee had a pretty good method for dealing with it. Read More

Chris Young Has a Tin “Man” No. 1 Party

When Chris Young spent multiple weeks at No. 1 with “The Man I Want To Be,” he had the perfect reason to throw a party. Even better, he found the perfect time, celebrating the feat with songwriters Brett James and Tim Nichols at the Tin Roof in Nashville on Thursday, the first day of wall-to-wall concerts during the CMA Music Festival. Chris made the most of it. Not only did he perform a few of his own songs for the party, hosted by RCA and BMI, but he also brought up classic-country singer Gene Watson for a rendition of Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried.” “The Man I Want To Be” repeated the success of Chris’ previous release, “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song),” which also topped all the other singles on the national chart. The long-term significance of that accomplishment is not lost on him. Read More