A.M. (Chris Young album)

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Studio album by Chris Young
Released September 17, 2013 (2013-09-17)
Recorded 2013
Genre Country
Label RCA Nashville
Producer James Stroud
Chris Young chronology
I'm Comin' Over
(2015)I'm Comin' Over2015
Singles from A.M.
  1. "Aw Naw"
    Released: May 13, 2013
  2. "Who I Am with You"
    Released: January 20, 2014
  3. "Lonely Eyes"
    Released: August 25, 2014

A.M. is the fourth studio album by American country music artist Chris Young. It was released on September 17, 2013 via RCA Nashville.[1][2] Young co-wrote six of the album's eleven tracks.[3][4] The album includes the singles "Aw Naw", "Who I Am with You" and "Lonely Eyes".

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 79/100[5]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[6]
American Songwriter 3.5/5 stars[7]
Country Weekly B+[8]
Entertainment Weekly B-[5]
Roughstock 5/5 stars[9]

A.M. garnered generally positive reception by music critics. At AllMusic, Stephen Thomas Erlewine told that the release was "steeped in modern vernacular," and showed Young "brightening up his sound by leaning on cheerful, chipper pop hooks and a production so gleaming it shows his reflection; he has even chosen to smile on his album cover for the first time ever."[6] Lee Zimmerman of American Songwriter wrote that "In the hands of a wannabe, the aforementioned songs might sound somewhat cloying, but given Young’s rugged vocals and apparent reservoir of conviction, the emotions ring true."[7] At Entertainment Weekly, they felt that Young "survives on his fourth album, but too often he falls into the "bro country" trap currently plaguing the genre."[5] Bob Paxman at Country Weekly stated that it "disproves the popular belief that nothing good ever happens in the a.m. There’s plenty of good stuff here."[8] At Roughstock, Matt Bjorke affirmed that "Everything about A.M. screams star-making and with a hard core collection of fans who already help him headline venues across The USA, Chris Young's only destined for bigger things because of A.M.."[9]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Aw Naw" Chris DeStefano, Ashley Gorley, Chris Young 3:09
2. "Hold You to It" Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Young 3:18
3. "Lonely Eyes" Johnny Bulford, Jason Matthews, Laura Veltz 3:39
4. "Goodbye" DeStefano, Gorley, Young 3:46
5. "A.M." DeStefano, Gorley, Young 2:55
6. "Nothin' but the Cooler Left" Michael Carter, Brandon Kinney, Cole Swindell 3:00
7. "Who I Am with You" Marv Green, Paul Jenkins, Jason Sellers 3:11
8. "Text Me Texas" Rhett Akins, McAnally, Osborne 3:28
9. "We're Gonna Find It Tonight" Akins, DeStefano, Young 2:52
10. "Forgiveness" Casey Beathard, Scooter Carusoe 3:31
11. "Lighters in the Air" Monty Criswell, Shane Minor, Young 4:09


Chart performance[edit]

The album debuted at No. 2 on the Top Country Albums chart, and No. 3 at Billboard 200 with 53,000 copies sold.[10][11] The album has sold 267,000 copies in the US as of October 2015.[12]


Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US Country Airplay US CAN Country
2013 "Aw Naw" 4 3 45 5 50
2014 "Who I Am with You" 8 2 48 6 72
"Lonely Eyes" 4 2 50 5 65


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  10. ^ Keith Caulfield (September 25, 2013). "Jack Johnson Scores Fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200". Billboard. 
  11. ^ Matt Bjorke (September 25, 2013). "Country Album Chart News: The Week of September 25, 2013: Justin Moore, Chris Young lead 5 country artists in all genre Top 10". Roughstock. Archived from the original on August 8, 2014. 
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