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Country Star Chris Young's Rise To Fame

Country Star Chris Young's Rise To Fame

A relative newcomer to country music, Chris Young has wasted no time in climbing up the country charts. Here is a look back at the 36-year-old's impressive rise to fame! 

Born June 12, 1985, country singer Chris Young was blessed with natural talent. Influenced by his grandfather, Louisiana Hayride performer Richard Yates, Chris began singing in children's theater productions at an early age. 

Gaining more experience through his high school choir and performing in local clubs, by 18 Chris was a national Young Arts winner and Presidential Scholar of the Arts. By 2006, Chris had landed a role as the house singer at Cowboys Dance Hall in Arlington, Texas, and, on the advice of a friend, Chris decided to audition for Nashville Star.

Chris Young on tour in Raleigh, NC 2006 

Chris Young on Nashville Star

In 2006, Chris Young landed a spot on the fourth season of popular reality singing show Nashville Star. The show is known for starting the careers of many famous country stars including Buddy Jewell, Miranda Lambert, and Kacey Musgraves. 

Chris would join the group of successful Nashville Star contestants when he won in 2006. The prize for winning the show was a record contract with RCA Records in Nashville, and Chris would release his first studio album, Chris Young, that same year. 

Chris Young performs at the 46th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards

Chris Young Today

Chris Young's first studio album was only the beginning of a successful career, and the star has since released six more albums, his most recent being 2017's Losing Sleep. The now 36-year-old is best known for his songs "Drinkin' Me Lonely", "Voices", "Tomorrow", and "Lonely Eyes". 

Attributing to his undeniable talent, in 2017 Chris Young was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, one of the highest honors a country singer can achieve! While the star is seeing more success than he could have ever imagined, he appears to still be waiting for a special lady to share his success with. With talent and good looks, we are certain he will have no trouble finding that special someone!