Chris Young Sings With Kids—and Gives ’Em $1.4 Million

"Being from here, it's a little extra special I get to be a part of it," Chris says.

As a young lad, Chris Young lived and went to school just 30 minutes south of the bright lights and Grand Ole Opry stage of Nashville.

And Chris remembers taking a guitar class in elementary school in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

"I was really terrible trying to play stuff," Chris told CountryWeekly.com, smiling, before presenting a $1.4 million check from the Country Music Association to Nashville's public schools music education program.

"But it was something that gave me an opportunity to kind of practice and hone in a little more as far as craft," he said.

Not only did Chris give a huge check, he then hosted an all-star show of Nashville school students at the regal Schermerhorn Symphony Center music hall.

"Being from here, it's a little extra special I get to be a part of it,"Chris said.

And part of it, he was. In addition to hosting the show, Chris, with help from two students, performed "You," his latest single—and his fifth straight No. 1 in a row.

So is there a lot of pressure to have the next hit go No. 1 as well?

"I don't know, man, I was just excited to get five," he said, laughing. "There's no pressure right now because we just did it, and it's pretty cool."

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