The Man I Want to Be

Tennessee native Chris Young seemed to be on the fast track to stardom when at age 20 he was named Nashville Star’s fourth-season winner. But his 2006 self-titled debut didn’t produce any major hits, and its generic feel failed to spotlight his considerable charm as a singer.

Three years later we have The Man I Want to Be, which does a far better job of playing to his strengths. The album really gets its groove in the second half, with the ace Willie Nelson duet “Rose in Paradise, romping “Twenty-One Candles,” contemplative title cut and closing cover of Brook Benton’s “Rainy Night in Georgia.”

Comments

Recent Music Posts More

More News

Jason kicks off the first of three consecutive sold-out Ryman shows.
Clark McEntire died Thursday, Oct. 23, in Colgate, Okla.
Movie takes an in-depth Look at Glen's battle with Alzheimer's.
She is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments.
It was a royal . . . no wait . . . giant effort.