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"The Man I Want To Be"
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That Makes Me
Gettin' You Home
It Takes A Man
Rose In Paradise
The Man I Want To Be
Rainy Night In Georgia
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"The Man I Want To Be"
Chris Young is a Country singer -- In 2006, he was the winner on the TV show Nashville Star. I remember
watching this particular season, as I easily agreed, that he would become the newest Nashville Star. His singing
style on this show was compared to that of Alan Jackson. With that comparison, you would know that his future in
Country music would be a huge success. His debut album was released later in the year 2006, and his second album,
titled "The Man I Want To Be", achieved even more greatness, with THREE #1 songs ["Gettin' You Home" (2009),
the title track and "Voices" (2010)].
The Man I Want To Be definitely defines "today's Country" -- Chris Young's voice easily fits the Country format.
The opening track, "That Makes Me" has a feel of Trace Adkins' "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk," yet the only
difference are Trace's and Chris' voices -- Chris' voice is no way deep as Trace's. ('Nuff said.) A good song though,
in its own right. As mentioned before, comparing to Alan Jackson is heard on the #1 song "Voices." The ballads
found on this album are exceptionally done well; "The Dashboard" is a great tune, "It Takes A Man" is a
slow-driven (almost ballad) song. Another nicely well done tune is "The Shoebox." Another great ballad is the
title track, and can easily be heard, as a #1 Country song.
On that note, "Gettin' You Home" is easily heard to be a #1 hit, it has a good country sound, and his voice is
excptional as well. The duet with Willie Nelson, "Rose In Paradise" has today's country sound, and it also has
a southern rock feel. "Twenty-One Candles" has a fast Country tempo, and the remake of "Rainy Night In Georgia"
(originally recorded by Brook Benton), is a good version, and has a Randy Travis feel.
The Man I Want To Be is a very good Country album. It's today's Country, Chris Young is a fine singer. He has
a new album coming out soon, and I'm sure there the new album will be another continued success in his career.
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