Tomorrow (Chris Young song)

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"Tomorrow"
Chris Young - Tomorrow single.jpg
Single by Chris Young
from the album Neon
Released February 21, 2011 (2011-02-21)
Format Digital download
Genre Country
Length 3:40
Label RCA Nashville
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) James Stroud
Chris Young singles chronology
"Voices"
(2010)
"Tomorrow"
(2011)
"You"
(2011)
"Voices"
(2010)
"Tomorrow"
(2011)
"You"
(2011)

"Tomorrow" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Chris Young. It was released in February 2011 as the seventh single of his career, and the first from his album Neon. The song sold 30,000 digital downloads in its first week of release. Young wrote with Anthony L. Smith and Frank J. Myers.

Background and writing[edit]

Young told Taste of Country that Frank J. Myers came into the writing session with the idea. "He was like, 'I was thinking about this at the gym,' and he played us like the first half of the verse." Young went on to say that all of the writers agreed that this was probably one of the best things any of them had ever written.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Blake Boldt of Engine 145 gave the song a "thumbs up", saying that it "might be the most traditional song you hear on country radio in 2011."[3] Amy Sciarretto of Taste of Country called it "a tender, lovelorn ballad that tugs unmercifully at your heart strings."[4] Giving it four stars out of five, Matt Bjorke of Roughstock praised the production and Young's "pliable" singing.[5]

Music video[edit]

Young confirmed with GAC that he filmed a music video, which was directed by Trey Fanjoy.[6] The video premiered on CMT on April 26, 2011.

Chart performance[edit]

"Tomorrow" debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of April 2, 2011, and it debuted at number 96 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of April 2, 2011. On the chart dated August 6, 2011, "Tomorrow" became Young's fourth consecutive Number One single.

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 36
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[9] 95

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[10] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chris Young’s New Single “Tomorrow” Available For Fans Today". Sony Music Nashville. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Conaway, Alanna (July 2011). ""Tomorrow" — Lyrics Uncovered". Taste of Country. Retrieved July 30, 2011. 
  3. ^ Boldt, Blake (28 February 2011). "Chris Young — "Tomorrow"". Engine 145. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Sciarretto, Amy (3 February 2011). "Chris Young, ‘Tomorrow’ – Song Spotlight". Taste of Country. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  5. ^ Bjorke, Matt (22 February 2011). "Chris Young — "Tomorrow"". Roughstock. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  6. ^ Wyland, Sarah (25 March 2011). "Chris Young talks "Tomorrow"". Great American Country. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Chris Young – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Chris Young. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
  8. ^ "Chris Young – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Chris Young. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
  9. ^ "Chris Young – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Chris Young. Retrieved 23 June 2011.
  10. ^ "Best of 2011: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 

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Preceded by
"Dirt Road Anthem"
by Jason Aldean
Billboard Hot Country Songs
number-one single

August 6, 2011
Succeeded by
"Knee Deep"
by Zac Brown Band with Jimmy Buffett