Chris Young Previews ‘A.M.’ in Nashville

chris young A.M1Nashville industry insiders packed Nashville’s Station Inn yesterday (Aug. 28) as Chris Young celebrated the upcoming release of A.M., the singer-songwriter’s fourth full-length studio album. A.M. will be released Sept. 17.

As industry members munched on sliders, chips and desserts, Dee Jay Silver kept the atmosphere lively, spinning songs from Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and other country artists. Sony Music Nashville Chairman and CEO Gary Overton was host for the evening, welcoming the crowd and praising Young’s voice, calling him one of the best singers in Country music today. Overton also teased the crowd, saying each person would leave with a “good time box,” which included things that “Chris thinks makes for a good time.”

“I promise, it’s not as bad as it sounds,” quipped Young.

Young, recently released from the hospital and on the mend after a serious leg infection, took to the stage and acknowledged that most in the room had already heard the first single from A.M., “Aw Naw,” which sat atop the pinnacle of the MusicRow chart last week (Aug. 22). The singer opted instead to perform a couple of lesser known songs from the new project.

Backed by only an acoustic guitar, the Country nuances in Young’s voice took center stage as he performed “Lonely Eyes,” a song Young said had not yet been performed live. He followed it with a song he previously debuted during a Ryman Auditorium show last year. “I don’t know if it will be a single, but I love it regardless,” said Chris, before launching into “Text Me Texas.”

He allowed Dee Jay Silver to begin spinning more songs–the first song he played was “Aw Naw.” “If he won’t play it, I will,” quipped Dee Jay Silver.

“Have fun,” Young said before exiting the stage to chat with members of the crowd, “and I’m not dead!”

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