When it comes to country music, there are few things I like better than a smooth baritone voice (think George Strait and Josh Turner). Lucky for me, one of my favorite baritone artists, Chris Young, will perform at Dorton Arena on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
As the 2006 winner of Nashville Star, Young’s rich voice is enough to excite any country music fan. His self-titled debut album and his sophomore album, The Man I Want To Be, are full of chart-topping singles such as “Drinkin’ Me Lonely,” “The Man I Want To Be” and my personal favorite, “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song).”
Young, the 25-year-old performer, grew up around country music. His grandfather, Louisiana Hayride performer Richard Yates, played the guitar and piano and ultimately led Young to dedicate himself to country music. When he was in high school, Young and his friends would spend hours in a rented storage unit playing their music. Personally, I couldn’t be more appreciative. Check Young out for yourself in the video below and I’ll see you on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the show. Tickets are just $5 and are available at ncstatefair.org.
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