Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 03, 2013
His next album is finished and the focus is on tempo. Fans can expect a faster paced record than his previous three, one that better reflects his live shows. “It’s gonna be a different sound,” Young says. “The record sounds different than what we’ve done in the past.” James Stroud is back to produce and Young co-wrote many of the songs.
The last five singles Chris Young has released have all hit #1 on the charts, including "Tomorrow," which became his first platinum selling single, and the smash hit "Gettin' You Home," a song that earned him his first-ever Grammy nomination.
The next two stops in June for the ‘Beat This Summer Tour’ are at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on June 14, 2013 and the Amphitheater at the Wharf in Orange Beach, AL on June 15, 2013.
Young knew early on that he wanted to pursue a career in country music. Raised just minutes away from Nashville in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, he began making trips to Music Row at a young age, trying to land a record deal. He began performing while still in high school and was doing 150 dates a year by the time he was in college. He says, "I really do believe in timing." "Everybody has a different point in their career when things start to come together and click, when it's your time." When he was offered an opportunity for a regular gig at the famed Texas honky-tonk, Cowboys, Young jumped at the chance to hone his skills on the competitive Lone Star circuit.
When Young landed his deal with RCA, he not only brought to the table his ability to deliver a lyric with enviable country soul, he also had that arsenal of live experience to draw from. That combination produced a debut of unusual depth and maturity, and Young admits the timing was right. “If you were to ask me when I was 17 if I was mad because I didn’t have a deal, I would have probably said yes,” he admits with an easygoing grin. “Now I’m so glad I got it when I got it. People tell you to be patient and wait. Patience is not a virtue of mine, but I think everything definitely happened the right way for me.”
He was nominated for the 2010 Academy of Country Music Top New Solo Vocalist. "Music is why I'm here and it's something I can't live without," says Young. "It's what I'm built to do." And that is exactly what Actors, Models and Talent for Christ believes: having a God-given talent and ability to use it for Him. Chris Young performed in front of dozens of talent scouts when he attended SHINE several years ago. It was a great beginning.
AMTC has been the starting point for hundreds of successful artists and grads like Mathai and Taylor Beckham on The Voice, Charles Michael Davis in Switched At Birth and soon to be released motion picture Another Stateside, Stephen “tWitch” Boss from Step It Up Revolution and newest judge on SYTYC.
AMTC, dedicated to making good bolder in film, fashion, music and theater, is currently holding auditions in major cities across the country for the next official SHINE talent showcase being held July 2-7, 2013 at the Gaylord Palms, as confirmed by corporate representatives. They are looking for performers ages 4 and up who want to become positive role models in the entertainment industry.
For more information or to register for a talent screening near you, please visit http://www.amtcworld.com/auditions