The Man I Want to Be

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The Man I Want to Be
Studio album by Chris Young
Released September 1, 2009
Recorded 2008-2009
Genre Neotraditional Country
Length 34:30
Label RCA Nashville
Producer James Stroud[1]
Chris Young chronology
Chris Young
(2006)
The Man I Want to Be
(2009)
Neon
(2011)
Singles from The Man I Want to Be
  1. "Voices"
    Released: May 12, 2008
  2. "Gettin' You Home (The Black Dress Song)"
    Released: February 17, 2009
  3. "The Man I Want to Be"
    Released: November 16, 2009
  4. "Voices"
    Released: July 19, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Roughstock (favorable)[3]

The Man I Want to Be is the second studio album of American country music artist Chris Young. It was released on September 1, 2009 via RCA Nashville. The album includes the singles "Voices", "Gettin' You Home (The Black Dress Song)", and "The Man I Want to Be", all of which reached Number One single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

Content[edit]

"Voices" was released in May 2008 as the album's first single. It peaked at number 37 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, becoming Young's first Top 40 country hit. The album, originally to have been released in August 2008, was then delayed until September 2009. The second and third singles, "Gettin' You Home (The Black Dress Song)" and the title track, which were released in January 2009 and November 2009 respectively, both reached Number One on the country charts. In July 2010, Young re-released "Voices", his third consecutive Number One hit on the Hot Country Songs chart.

The album also includes cover versions of Waylon Jennings' 1987 hit "Rose in Paradise" (recorded here as a duet with Willie Nelson) and Tony Joe White's "Rainy Night in Georgia."[1] In addition, "It Takes a Man" was previously a single in 2005 for Aaron Lines from his album Waitin' on the Wonderful.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "That Makes Me"   Cory Batten, Kent Blazy, Chris Young 3:06
2. "Voices"   Chris Tompkins, Craig Wiseman, Young 3:06
3. "The Dashboard"   Monty Criswell 3:31
4. "Gettin' You Home (The Black Dress Song)"   Batten, Blazy, Young 3:32
5. "It Takes a Man"   David Frasier, Ed Hill, Josh Kear 3:32
6. "The Shoebox"   Tom Hambridge, Jeffrey Steele 3:45
7. "Rose in Paradise" (duet with Willie Nelson) Stewart Harris, Jim McBride 3:47
8. "Twenty One Candles"   Hill, Randy Houser, Mark D. Sanders 2:31
9. "The Man I Want to Be"   Brett James, Tim Nichols 3:27
10. "Rainy Night in Georgia"   Tony Joe White 4:13

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

The Man I Want to Be debuted at number 6 on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums chart and number 19 on the U.S. Billboard 200. As of the chart dated February 26, 2011, the album has sold 418,528 copies in the US.[4]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 6
U.S. Billboard 200 19

End of year charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Year-end
2010
US Billboard 200 151[5]
US Billboard Top Country Albums 25[6]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN
2008 "Voices" 37
2009 "Gettin' You Home (The Black Dress Song)" 1 33 74
"The Man I Want to Be" 1 48 81
2010 "Voices" (re-release) 1 53 86
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[7] Gold

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nashville Star's Chris Young Releasing New Album on Sept. 1". CMT. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. "The Man I Want to Be review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-09-04. 
  3. ^ Bjorke, Matt (2009-09-02). "The Man I Want to Be review". Roughstock. Retrieved 2009-09-04. 
  4. ^ "Thompson Square Debuts Strong on Album Charts". Roughstock. 2011-02-16. Retrieved 2011-02-19. 
  5. ^ "Best of 2010 - Billboard Top 200". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  6. ^ "Best of 2010 - Top Country Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  7. ^ "American album certifications – Chris Young – The Man I Want to Be". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH