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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Here it is: the debut album by the winner of 2005's Nashville Star competition. His prize was a contract with RCA Nashville. Given the music biz hype surrounding the show, it's no secret that his first single "Drinkin' Me Lonely," was a hit and garnered lots of interest at radio. But there's another reason for that, too: it's a great tune -- and it was self-penned. But that's really just the beginning. Chris Young has one of those classic country voices that is memorable after one hears it the first time, like Keith Whitley, George Strait, Clint Black, and Ronnie Milsap. The record opens with "Beer or Gasoline," a loud country rocker, and slips effortlessly into "You're ...
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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Here it is: the debut album by the winner of 2005's Nashville Star competition. His prize was a contract with RCA Nashville. Given the music biz hype surrounding the show, it's no secret that his first single "Drinkin' Me Lonely," was a hit and garnered lots of interest at radio. But there's another reason for that, too: it's a great tune -- and it was self-penned. But that's really just the beginning. Chris Young has one of those classic country voices that is memorable after one hears it the first time, like Keith Whitley, George Strait, Clint Black, and Ronnie Milsap. The record opens with "Beer or Gasoline," a loud country rocker, and slips effortlessly into "You're Gonna Love Me," a straightforward up-tempo country love song. By the time "Drinkin' Me Lonely'" comes up on the player, the album is in full swing. It's a song Merle Haggard would have been proud to write. Other notable cuts here include the rollicking wildness of "Lay It on Me," and the slippery love song "Center of My World." There are plenty of bad boy rockers to accompany the ballads, which makes for an auspicious debut. The only complaint is Buddy Cannon's production. It's so huge and compressed it makes the album sound generic even if the songs aren't -- fiddles sound more like synths, the guitars all sound like they were recorded the late '70s, and the drums all have so much reverb on them, they sound more like programmed beats than an actual drumkit. The production will date this record instead of making it sound timeless like the great country albums that Young seems to adore given his classic writing style. Still, it's a first record, and Young is the real thing. It's no fluke he won the competition, and from the sound of this set, he's in it for the long haul.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/3/2006
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 828768772423
  • Catalog Number: 87724

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chris Young Primary Artist, Vocals
Eric Darken Percussion
Curtis Wright Background Vocals
John Wesley Ryles Background Vocals
Pat Buchanan Electric Guitar
Buddy Cannon Background Vocals
Thomas Flora Background Vocals
Kenny Greenberg Electric Guitar
Rob Hajacos Fiddle
David Hungate Bass
Paul Leim Drums
B. James Lowry Acoustic Guitar
Liana Manis Background Vocals
Randy McCormick Piano, Keyboards
Terry McMillan Harmonica
Larry Paxton Bass
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Piano
John Willis Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Guitar (Nylon String)
Lonnie Wilson Drums
Wes Hightower Background Vocals
Scotty Sanders Dobro, Steel Guitar
David Talbot Banjo
Wyatt Beard Background Vocals
Phillip Moore Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Buddy Cannon Producer, Audio Production
Butch Carr Digital Editing
David Lee Murphy Composer
Wendell Mobley Composer
Kim Tribble Composer
Tony Castle Engineer
Monty Criswell Composer
Ira Dean Composer
Brice Long Composer
Katherine Stratton Art Direction
Andrew Mendelson Mastering
Lee Thomas Miller Composer
Chris Young Composer
Judy Forde Blair Liner Notes, Creative Producer
Larry Wayne Clark Composer
Ashley Gorley Composer
Tony Martin Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What a great new artist!

    I especially liked the first 3 songs; great lyrics & beat. Can't wait for his next release, this one was awesome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome

    Chris is a very talented newcomer to country music. He has a unigue sound and loads of charisma.

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