Chris Young

American country singer-songwriter Chris Young was born on 12 June 1985 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He sang in high school choirs and mariachi bands and studied music at college while playing gigs in bars and local clubs. Entering the TV talent show Nashville Star, the 20-year-old was crowned champion in 2006 and won a recording contract with RCA after wowing the judges with his original song “Drinkin' Me Lonely”. The track became his debut single and his self-titled album was packed with rootsy, traditional country anthems. His second album, 2009’s The Man I Want to Be, featured a duet with Willie Nelson and broke into the US Top 20 as singles “Gettin' You Home (The Black Dress Song)” and “Voices” reached Number 1 on the Country Charts. 2011’s Neon went further still, reaching Number 4. The single “Tomorrow” went platinum and “You” became his fifth consecutive country chart-topper. 2013 saw the release of his fourth album A.M., with the lead single “Aw Naw” peaking at Number 3 on the Country Airplay Chart. Second single “Who I Am with You” got to Number 2 as did the third single, “Lonely Eyes”. Not wasting any time, Chris Young recorded his fifth album I'm Comin' Over, which he released in 2015. The album featured the single “Sober Saturday Night”, a duet with country legend Vince Gill, which was released in 2016. The following year, along with being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, he released his fifth album Losing Sleep. He took a four-year break—the longest in his career to that point—between albums before issuing 2021’s Famous Friends, although singles from the record including “Raised on Country” and “Drowning” first came out in 2019. Famous Friends logged a number of ACM Award nominations, including Album of the Year, Single of the Year, and Music Event of the Year. Four years later, he teased the release of his ninth album with the singles "Looking for You" and the David Bowie-inspired "Young Love & Saturday Nights," the latter forming the LP title track. Young Love & Saturday Nights came out in March 2024.

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