Chris Young, the lone contestant raised in Tennessee (Murfreesboro), began singing at age 8, when he was asked to be a part of a children's song and dance act for the town July 4th celebration because they needed another boy. Chris admits he's pretty single-minded when it comes to his personal goals: To sing for the rest of his life, become a better songwriter and make a living in the music business. In addition to vocals, Chris also plays guitar and a little piano.
The artist he'd most like to perform a duet with: George Strait. Keith Whitley's "Miami My Amy" was the first album he bought, and Whitley's "Ten Feet Away" is his favorite song to sing at karaoke. Chris counts his mom as his hero and when asked what one word he'd use to describe himself, Chris cut to the core: country.
Fun Facts on Chris Young:
What is your favorite TV show? Movie? Book?
TV show: Family Guy
Movie: Super Troopers
Book: The Harry Potter series
Describe your fantasy vacation:
A weekend in a cabin with my friends, a fire and lots of snow.
What are your hobbies outside of music?
I love to dance and workout. I also read a lot.
What is the worst job you've ever had?
I once had to dig and brick a driveway using a shovel and wheelbarrow on one of the hottest days Tennessee has ever seen. I was dog tired when I finished ... and really sun burnt.
Do you have any pets?
One plain old barn cat named Tigger, who lives in the house, wouldn’t dare go outside, and is treated like she has a pedigree two miles long.