Nashville, TN – RCA Nashville hitmaker Chris Young has an outright smash on his hands with his Top-15-and-climbing single, “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song),” and fans will get to enjoy that song and much more with the Tuesday, September 1 release of Young’s sophomore album, The Man I Want to Be.
It’s Young’s first album since his self-titled 2006 release earned him the highest selling album debut by a new country male that year, and fans aren’t the only ones who’ve been anxious since then to see a new project available from Chris. He says, “I can’t wait for people to have my music again and be able to listen to this record and really be with something that I think … you know, I’m a little biased ‘cause it’s my record,” he laughs, “but I really think this record is fantastic.”
With veteran producer James Stroud at the helm, The Man I Want to Be delivers a powerhouse showcase for Young’s inviting baritone, whether singing a duet with Willie Nelson on the Waylon Jennings classic “Rose in Paradise,” capturing the essence of brotherly love in “The Dashboard,” or giving voice to the title track, a beautiful Brett James/Tim Nichols-penned plea for a chance at a fresh beginning.
Other highlights include Chris’ soulful, first-take reading on the timeless Brook Benton hit, “Rainy Night in
,” in addition to three songs Young co-wrote, one of which is the playfully sexy “Gettin’ You Home.” Georgia
The music video for “Gettin’ You Home” is turning heads, too, airing now on CMT and GAC, and fans can also own a copy of the video, which releases digitally tomorrow.
In addition, the September 7 edition of Country Weekly (on sale today), includes a feature on the Young – the man the magazine’s readers earlier this year voted country’s Hottest Bachelor.
Along with upcoming media, Chris will be busy on the road in support of the new album, but tonight, he brings it all home with an in-store appearance and acoustic performance in his hometown of