Born as Christopher Alan Young on June 12, 1985, at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States, Chris Young rose to fame by winning the singing competition Nashville Star which was aired on USA Network in the year 2006. He specializes in country music, and he is also a songwriter.
The success and the win which he got of the show Nashville Star got him the chance of signing to RCA Records, Nashville. With the record, he released his self-titled album in the year 2006. Two country singles were released then named ‘’Drinkin’ Me Lonely’’ and ‘’You’re Gonna Love Me’’. His second album was released on 1st September 2009 named "The Man I Want to Be". That album included singles like “Voices”, “Getting’ You Home (The Black Dress Song)” and also the title track. The entire tracks were listed as number 1. A third album "Neon" was released in the year 2011 and it produced two singles “Tomorrow “and “You” which was listed as number one and another single “I Can Take It From There” was released in 2012 which made its way into the top 20 hits. In the year 2013, Young’s fourth album was released with the name "A.M". In that album, he produced three new singles “Aw Naw”, “Who I Am With You” and “Lonely Eyes". In the year 2015, November 13, his fifth album was released named as “I’m Coming Over”.
Of his contribution to country music, Young gained the fame as one of the crowning achievements in country music by getting to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Chris Young showed his interest in music from a very tender age by performing at various children’s theatre productions, singing at his high school choirs and in the later age playing at local clubs. He was a mariachi singer at his high school’s Winter Drumline and the group performed in the Winter Guard International Tournament in Ohio in the year 2000. While he hit college, he continued to be on tour with a performance of 150 shows per year.
It was in the year 2006 when Chris Young was the house singer for Cowboys Dance Hall when he was told to audition for Nashville Star in Houston, Texas and the rest is history.
His third single “Voices” which was released in May 2008 had him promote this single in June at the CMA Music Festival by e-mailing to his visitors at his Music Fest Booth. This single became his first Top 40 entry on the Billboard Charts at number 37. Young’s fourth chart single “Gettin’ You Home” was released in October 2009 which became his first number 1 single.
He got nominated for the 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards in the category of the New Solo Vocalist. His likes were alongside nominees like Luke Bryan and Jamey Johnson; he also presented an award at the same year. Chris was nominated for a Grammy Award for “Getting’ You Home” as Best Male Country Vocal Performance.
During his musical tours in the year 2013 at Montana, Young went into a septic shock happened due to a small cut on his leg which had got infected. Young had to undergo a surgery to treat the infection, and he was high on medication. With the doctor’s permission, he left for home, but the surgery impacted his mobility. It made him resume his musical tour after a full week rest. In the year 2014 June, Young had to cancel his performance at the CMA Music Festival after his left hand got accidentally cut by a kitchen knife which made him undergo surgery to reconnect his tendons.
Young does a lot of philanthropy. He donates and supports Little Kids Rock, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Stars for Stripes and many more.