‘Catch of the Day’ – Chris Young – “Losing Sleep” [AUDIO]
Today we take a look at an artist who grew up performing in children's theater, with country music in his blood. He is the grandson of Richard Yates, a semi-regular performer on the gulf coast's version of the Grand Ole Opry, the Louisiana Hayride.
Chris Young's musical career began to take shape while he was still in middle school, performing in several children's theater productions. While still in high school, young Young performed in his high school choir while also taking the stage at local clubs and events. Chris continued performing while in college, expanding his audience by touring and taking the stage more than 150 times a year in the mid-west and south.
But Young's big break came in 2006. While Chris was performing as the house singer for Cowboy's Dance Hall in San Antonio, Texas, local promoters Park Scott and Keith Swan recommended Chris for a new television program that was holding auditions in Dallas. Young not only auditioned for Nashville Star, but he made it to television, and when the smoke cleared, Chris was declared the champion. His prize was a recording contract with RCA Nashville.
His debut single, "Drinkin' Me Lonely" and its follow up, "You're Gonna Love Me", both featured on his self-titled debut album, failed to crack the top-40. RCA's investment in Young began to pay off with the release of his second album, The Man I Want To Be. The album would receive gold certification, and would feature three #1 hits. The song "Voices" would have the unique distinction of becoming Young's first top-40 hit, while also being his third #1. It would serve as the lead single for the album and would peak at #37. The second single, "Gettin' You Home (The Black Dress Song)" would become Young's first number 1, followed by the album's title track, which would also hit the top of the country chart. "The Man I Want To Be" would be followed by the re-release of "Voices" which would also climb to #1.
Of Young's five albums, only his self-titled debut has failed to reach at least gold certification. The albums have produced 15 singles, and only the two releases from his debut albums and 2012's "I Can Take It From There" have failed to receive certification from the RIAA. All but the two releases from the debut album (along with the original release of "Voices") have peaked outside the top-5, with 8 climbing to the top of the Country Singles chart.
Chris is back in the studio, beginning work on a new album, and the lead single from the project is in our spotlight today. Brought to you by All American Super Car Wash of Lawton, the latest from Chris Young, "Losing Sleep" is today's Catch of the Day; new music you haven't heard but you're gonna want to hear it again. And if you like, share or comment on the Catch of the Day, you'll be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card from All American Super Car Wash of Lawton.