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Year of Release: 2006
Beer Or Gasoline
You're Gonna Love Me
Drinkin' Me Lonely
White Lightning Hit
The Family Tree
Lay It On Me
Small Town Big Time
Center Of My World
i'm Headed Your Way Jose
Who's Gonna Take
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Chris Young was the winner of the 2006 Nashville Star, and he really deserved it. I watched this season, and basically from the start,
Chris Young stood out as the best singer. His singing style as I watched, closely related to that of Alan Jackson. His debut album was released
in 2006, and did not achieve any #1 hits on the Country chart. (His next two albums would achieve a total of 5 #1's.)
As I listened to his debut, I was very surprised none of the songs did not hit #1. This debut is definitely Country, easily fitting today's
Country/Pop style. The other point to mention, that really none of the songs "sounded" like Alan Jackson. There are a lot of other comparisons though,
all in good favor.
The opening track, "Beer Or Gasoline" could easily be recorded by Tim McGraw. "You're Gonna Love Me" has a Randy Travis feel.
"Drinkin' Me Lonely" was the "wow song" on Nashville Star; it's a great ballad.
For the "upbeat" Country songs: "White Lightning Hit The Family Tree," "Small Town Big Time," "Center Of My World." Speaking of upbeaters,
"I'm Headed Your Way Jose" is very upbeat, as in songs by Brooks & Dunn. Another one is "Who's Gonna Take Me Home," being compared to
the likes of Big & Rich and Montgomery & Gentry.
Other songs to mention: "Lay It On Me," as it sounds like a Garth Brooks tune, but Chris Young sings it much better. "Burn" is a cool
tune, as in the likes of Trace Adkins (in the beginning), and upbeat as Dierks Bentley. Another ballad is "Flowers," as gentle as it's title,
its very nice sounding.
Chris Young defines today's Country. Not a bad track found here on his debut. Chris Young's second album The Man I Want To Be
is reviewed on our site. His third album was Neon.
His fourth album, A.M. is due September 17, 2013.
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