Chris Young (album)

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Chris Young
Studio album by Chris Young
Released October 3, 2006
Recorded June-September 2006
Genre Neotraditional Country
Length 36:15
Label RCA Nashville
Producer Buddy Cannon
Chris Young chronology
Chris Young
The Man I Want to Be
Singles from Chris Young
  1. "Drinkin' Me Lonely"
    Released: July 17, 2006
  2. "You're Gonna Love Me"
    Released: March 26, 2007[1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Chris Young is the self-titled debut album by American country music artist Chris Young, who in 2006 was a winner on the television singing competition Nashville Star. Released on RCA Records Nashville in 2006, the album produced two chart singles for Young on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts: "Drinkin' Me Lonely" and "You're Gonna Love Me", which respectively reached No. 42 and No. 48, making this the only album of Young's career not to produce any top forty hits.

The song "Flowers" was originally recorded by its co-writer, Billy Yates, who released it as a single from his self-titled debut album in 1997. "Beer or Gasoline" was co-written by David Lee Murphy and Ira Dean, the latter of whom was bassist for Trick Pony at the time.

Critical reception[edit]

Thom Jurek of Allmusic rated the album three stars out of five, criticizing Buddy Cannon's "generic" production but praising the neotraditionalist country sound of the album as well as Young's voice.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Beer or Gasoline" David Lee Murphy, Ira Dean, Kim Tribble 3:28
2. "You're Gonna Love Me" Ashley Gorley, Bryan Simpson 2:56
3. "Drinkin' Me Lonely" Chris Young, Larry Wayne Clark 3:19
4. "White Lightning Hit the Family Tree" Brice Long, Ronnie Rogers 3:52
5. "Lay It on Me" Young, Tim James 3:31
6. "Burn" Danny Wells, Lee Thomas Miller 3:04
7. "Small Town Big Time" Young, Tim James 2:54
8. "Flowers" Monty Criswell, Billy Yates 3:00
9. "Center of My World" Young, Murphy 3:34
10. "I'm Headed Your Way, José" Dallas Davidson, James T. Slater 3:29
11. "Who's Gonna Take Me Home" Jim Collins, Tony Martin, Wendell Mobley 3:02


As listed in liner notes.[3]

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (2006) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 3
U.S. Billboard 200 22


Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country
2006 "Drinkin' Me Lonely" 42
2007 "You're Gonna Love Me" 48


  1. ^ "R&R :: Going For Adds :: Country". Radio & Records. Retrieved December 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. "Chris Young review". 
  3. ^ Chris Young (CD). Chris Young. RCA Records. 2006. 82876-87724.