Chris Young Gets Honored By The Country Music Association. The CMNB team is so very proud of Chris Young. He will be honored on January 29th by the Country Music Association with the coveted Triple Play Award for his #1 hits “Voices,” “Tomorrow,” and “You.” The award recognizes songwriters who have written three number-one songs within a 12-month period. As well as the award, the CMA selected Young as a featured artist to help further the popularity of country music overseas. In February, Young makes his inaugural trip to the U.K. and Ireland as part of the Country Music Association’s Songwriters Series with stops in Dublin, Belfast and London. The series is set to be recorded and broadcast at a later date on BBC Radio 2. “I Can Take It From There,” is Young’s latest single from his third album NEON.
Learn Why NEON Was Chosen As The Title Of Chris Young’s Latest Album. For those of you who thought “huh?” the first time you heard Chris Young’s new album was titled NEON, you weren’t alone! In the video below Chris Young gives us a little history on why he chose the word for his album title. He also gives an acoustic performance of the hit single! Watch now!
Chris Young Teams Up With GAC For A Chance To Win His NEON Guitar! Ever wanted to own a famous musical instrument? Well here is you chance, thanks to GAC and Chris Young! Now through September 10, GAC is giving you the exclusive chance to win the actual “Neon” guitar used by Young in his current hit video for the song. In addition to the unique grand prize, GAC will award an autographed copy of Young’s current album NEON to runner up winners. Check out GACtv.com for all of the details and register to win. The summer continues to sizzle for Young as the Sony ATV staff invited Chris, his management team, and Sony executives to celebrate Chris’ five consecutive No. 1 singles (“You,” “Tomorrow,” “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices,” and “The Man I Want To Be”). The day prior to the already scheduled event, mega-hit “Tomorrow,” (written by Young, Frank Myers, and Anthony Smith) was certified PLATINUM by the RIAA for sales exceeding one million downloads. This momentous award comes on the heels of a GOLD certification being announced last week for “The Man I Want To Be.”
Chris Young Reunites With Buddy And Wounded Warrior. Chris Young, through the help of Stars For Stripes and the Minot Exchange, had an opportunity to reunite with Wounded Warrior Scott Lilley and spend some time with Airmen and their families at Minot Air Force Base for a CD signing last week. The special event took place prior to Young’s high-octane show at the North Dakota State Fair later that evening. Lilley, a former member of Minot Air Force Base 5th Security Forces, was seriously wounded in Iraq in the spring of 2007. He accompanied Young on a tour to entertain the troops in 2009 for Great American Country’s TV Special “Stars For Stripes: Wounded Warriors Return.” “It was awesome to see Scott again and always great to be around the brave men and women who serve our country,” says Young. Young proudly serves as a board member of Stars For Stripes, a non-profit organization that provides entertainment to deployed U.S. military forces in remote areas. 2012 is still looking up for Young, in addition to burning up the road with Miranda Lambert and her “On Fire” tour, he recently landed his fifth consecutive #1 single and posted two RIAA certified Gold singles. His newest single, the title track to his recently released album NEON, is currently climbing the charts at country radio. Photo: Scott Lilley and his family reunite with Chris Young Photo credit: U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kristoffer
Jo Dee Messina Lashes Out At Chris Young Via Twitter…Bad Move. I ran across this particular news tip via Country Weekly, regarding Jo Dee Messina using Twitter to attack Chris Young, and it never ceases to amaze me that stars keep putting their feet in their mouths like this. My personal feelings about either artist aside (I’m a fan of both), when are celebrities going to realize that if you tweet, post via Facebook or otherwise publicly announce something through social media everyone can see it. Are you listening to me? Everyone. Can. See. It. And thanks to technological wonders like the screen grab, it can not be erased. This should make someone more careful about what they say, not less careful. So, here is allegedly what happened. Jo Dee Messina “ran into” Chris Young in LA, and then apparently had such a terrible experience in this encounter she was moved to tweet the following message: “OMG! Just saw @ChrisYoungMusic. He was ugly, arrogant and rude. Really country radio? This guys an ass.” We obviously have no idea what transpired that caused Messina to have such a negative reaction, and since we don’t have the details, I am not going to suggest that she is necessarily wrong. I will say this though, you’re a celebrity, Jo Dee, you can’t actually say whatever you want whenever you want. Like it or not, celebrities, because of their elevated status, have louder voices and consequently what they say can have a larger impact than the average person. With 42, 347 twitter followers, putting that tweet out there is borderline reckless. A comment like that, especially one with zero context or background details at all, could potentially interfere with someone’s career. So, it really is more a professional issue than a personal issue, and the comment Messina made is entirely unprofessional.
Chris Young Turns Another Year Older! Today, June 12, Chris Young turns 27! The CMNB Team wants to wish the “Neon” singer a very Happy Birthday! Young has had an exceptionally great last couple years in his career (multiple #1s consecutively) and we only hope the best for him in his personal life as well! Here is a look back at one of his first big hits! Watch “Gettin’ You Home” now!
The Official Music Video For Chris Young’s “Neon.” Chris Young has had a great 2012 so far with the success of his fifth #1 single “You” and being part of Miranda Lambert’s On Fire Tour just to name a few things. Fans have really been buzzing about his latest single (and title track to his album) “Neon” and it has me wondering if this will be Young’s sixth consecutive #1? Here’s hoping! Watch the video below and get ready to see some NEON!
Chris Young’s Caricature Is Unveiled At The Nashville Palm. On February 22, Chris Young autographed a caricature of himself on the wall of The Nashville Palm. He will be a permanent fixture on the walls of the restaurant, with fellow country artists and more. “Chris is a great addition to our since he has participated in several fundraising events at The Palm for Make A Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee as well as Stars for Stripes. We’re honored that Chris could stop by in the midst of CRS week and his national tour. We’re proud that he’ll be a permanent fixture here.” -Paige Dixon, sales manager for The Palm The caricature tradition started when Pio Bozzi and John Ganzi opened The Palm in 1926. They had no money to decorate and offered meals in exchange for cartoon work by artists. Today all Palm locations feature a variety of caricatures of celebrities, politicians, athletes, regular customers and people of note as well as classic cartoons. “The Palm is such a mainstay in this city and in the music community. It’s pretty cool to be part of this Nashville institution.” -Chris Young
Chris Young Has Earned His 5th Consecutive #1 Single! Chris Young has had a great deal of deserving success in the recent months. He has been nominated for Male Vocalist of the year and Single Record of the year for his hit, “Tomorrow,” for the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Young has joined ACM Awards co-host and “The Voice” star Blake Shelton as one of only two solo artists to top Billboard’s Hot Country Song chart with their five most recent singles as “You” surges to the top this week. “I am ecstatic! I’ve been excited for each #1 and to have five in a row feels amazing.” -Young “You” was written by Young with Luke Laird, is the follow up to his #1 smash “Tomorrow” from his highly acclaimed third album NEON, which opened at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 in July of 2011. The song has racked up over 350,000 downloads. The singer/songwriter’s four previous chart toppers include “Tomorrow,” “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices” and the title track to his 2009 gold certified sophomore album, The Man I Want To Be. Catch Young on tour with his labelmate, Miranda Lambert, on her On Fire tour!
Chris Young Donates Equipment to Alma Mater. Chris Young recently donated sound equipment to MTSU, the country singer’s alma mater! He and his crew had some equipment, including cables, soundboards, etc., that they simply weren’t using anymore. So, Young decided to recycle it by giving it to the department of production. “Our staff, which includes more than 100 students, will greatly benefit,” Craig Doman, MTSU Director of Production Services The equipment will be utilized for lighting, video and staging for both on and off campus events. It’s great to see a successful musician giving back and supporting his roots! Young was recently nominated for 2 ACM Awards, Single Record of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. You can check out his “thank you” video below! Chris Young Says “thanks” for ACM Nominations! [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJgFdQcjj9g]