Chris Young has one of those unmistakable voices where you know exactly who is singing. His deep voice echoes the sounds of classic country and his songs are no stranger to climbing current charts. The season four winner of Nashville Star has earned nine #1 singles and his current single, “Famous Friends” feat. Kane Brown, could be next. To celebrate his birthday today, here are five Young songs you may have missed.
“Goodbye” This stand-out track comes off of young’s album A.M. It’s acts as an emotional plea begging someone to stay in a relationship and brings out some of his most heartfelt lyrics. The background piano adds to those feelings. “Baby what we got is too good for goodbye.”
“Small Town Big Time” The debut self-titled album from Young set him up for great success. This song in particular showcases Young’s talents. It’s quintessential country that feels like a throwback to the 90s era. “Population 903, half of them are kin to me.”
“If That Ain’t God” Released just last year, this song provided much needed inspiration in a tumultuous time. Young sings about feeling God’s presence in times of both struggle and beauty. This song proves Young’s range as a songwriter. “Don’t it make you wanna pray, don’t it make you wanna live, oh if that ain’t God I don’t know what is.”
“Town Ain’t Big Enough” feat. Lauren Alaina This duet describes what it’s like living in the same town as your ex. The voices of Young and Alaina blend perfectly together on this melodic track. “Your friends, and mine, run into each other all the time.”
“Alone Tonight” Off of his I’m Coming Over album, Young sings about wanting to take the place of another man in “Alone Tonight.” The opening guitar riff gives listeners an electric feeling before the first word is sung. “He should’ve never let you go, now I got a real good reason to let you know I wanna hold you close and pick up the pieces.”
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