Chris Young Notches Third No. 1
Chris Young’s latest song, “Voices,” jumped to the top of the Billboard country singles chart this week, marking his third back-to-back-back No. 1 song (behind “The Man I Want to Be” and “Gettin' You Home [The Black Dress Song].")
The interesting twist to “Voices” is that Chris previously released the song in 2008, but it stalled on the charts at No. 37 before it was re-released last year.
The song’s success marks only the second time that a re-released song hit the top of the charts. Randy Travis’ “On the Other Hand” was released in 1985, but only peaked at No. 67 on the Billboard chart. After the chart-topping success of “1982,” “On the Other Hand” was re-released and became a No. 1 hit the next year.
“It’s a great feeling,” Chris told reporters of the success of “Voices.” “Having that song and knowing that everyone at the label believed in it and the fans believed in it, to have radio say, ‘We’re going to give it a shot'—it’s amazing.”
That’s not the only thing Chris has to be excited about. He’s nominated for a Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for “Gettin' You Home (The Black Dress Song)” at the upcoming Grammy Awards, to be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 13.
Though Grammy night could prove to be a winning night for Chris, don’t expect him to have a date for the evening. “I think I’m going by myself. We’re on tour with Rascal Flatts. We’re flying directly from there out to the show,” Chris told reporters during a recent Grammy nomination party. “Then I’m there doing a songwriters' event with the CMAs [The CMA Songwriters Series, held at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on Feb. 15], and obviously the Grammy Awards.”