Chris Young: Life Has Changed
Grateful for career momentum.
Life has changed in the past two years for Chris Young and he's grateful for his career momentum. Chris is coming off his recent No. 1 hit, “Tomorrow,” a Country Music Association award nomination for New Artist of the Year and he has also taped a segment for the new GAC series Day Jobs.
“Things have become a lot different here in the past couple years,” Chris says. “There’s a lot that has changed. I’ve gone from being a first act to one of the middle acts on a tour. We’ve also had our first successful album and we're working on what we hope will be a successful new one. Everything feels good right now. I'm really thankful for the career that I’ve been able to have so far.”
Chris was reminded of his career progress when he shot his Day Jobs segment. For the series, which takes stars back to their former occupations for a day, Chris returned to installing air-conditioning units. It was a job he held while living in Murfreesboro, Tenn., outside Nashville, and trying to make it in the music business. “That was before I was even making any money from music. I was barely getting paid to do shows. I didn't have a record deal or anything,” Chris explains. “It took me back to the days when I really needed extra money, and it reminded me how lucky I am to have the career I have now.”