Chris Young Biography
This is more than one artist with this name. 1. Christopher Alan (Chris) Young (born June 12, 1985 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee) is an American country music artist. In 2006, he was declared the winner of the television program Nashville Star, a singing competition which airs on the USA Networks. After winning, he was signed to RCA Records Nashville, releasing his self-titled debut album that year. On September 1st, 2009, Chris Young released his second album, "The Man I Want to Be", with two songs, 'The Man I Want to Be', and 'Gettin' You Home' both reaching #1 on the US Billboard Country Charts. He will be touring with Rascal Flatts and Luke Bryan in the 2011 year. __________ 2. Chris Young aka Chris Young The Rapper aka YoungOne aka C. Young (born Christopher Katrell Young on July 30th, 1989) is an American rapper-songwriter, poet, and producer, using mesh-ups of hip-hop, electronica and jazz. At the age of 15, Chris Young's album Let Me Live was reviewed on rapreviews.com as one of the top albums of 2004. An American rapper, producer & songwriter raised in San Diego, CA. who has shared the stage with several major artists such as Three 6 Mafia, Big Sean, Tyga, Schoolboy Q, Kid Cudi, Talib Kweli, Mac Miller, Ying Yang Twins, B.o.B, Mike Posner, Far East Movement and more. In September 2008, he opened for Shwayze & Cisco Adler in Tucson, AZ at the Rialto Theater. Immediately after hearing his demo, Cisco Adler brought Chris Young on tour with him, Shwayze, Tabi Bonney. Mickey Avalon and many more around the Country. In April 2009, Chris Young released his mixtape "Mood Swing EP" for free download and since that time, he released 4 more solo projects with DJ Skee, Clinton Sparks and DJ Benzi. He started a band in 2011 with Rossy called VIBE and they in turn created a video production company called "The Meteorites" with Leo Volcy and Brad Wong which has been winning awards and just had their video debut on MTV. In 2013, Chris flew to New York City after being chosen out of thousands of online contestants to participate in Shade 45's Xm Radio Wake Up Show Rap Battle with Sway and Tech. He ended up winning the entire competition and as a prize he received a slot on XM Radio. In the Summer of 2013, he completed the recording of a project he collaborated on with Rob Tula of Defacto entitled "Soul Rebel". This project compiles Chris' talents over hip-hop, deep house, disco, reggae and more while maintaining an innovative concept of freedom to express love and liberation.