Chris Young CD Release Party
Chris Young barely made it to his own party to celebrate the release of his new CD “The Man I Want To Be” which took place at Wal*Mart in his hometown of Murfreesboro, TN on Monday night. Due to electrical problems with aircraft, Chris missed his connecting flight back to Nashville, but thanks to a private jet provided by his music label, he took to the makeshift stage between the isles of clothing, books and of course advance copies of his new CD which is officially released September 1st.
Thousands of fans, including both of his grandmothers, filled the isles and crowded around the stage to help Young celebrate. Many held signs to show how proud they are of him and continue to show him hometown support.
Young started the party off with one of the songs off of his new CD called “Voices” followed by the title track “The Man I Want To Be”. Thanking the crowd for letting him continue to live his dream and make a second album brought loud cheers and applause from the many excited fans in attendance. Young’s grandmother requested a special song called “Dashboard” which Young said was also a favorite of his cousin who was recently sent to Afghanistan.The live portion of the show was closed with “Gettin’ You Home” which was appropriate considering the earlier dilemma of flight problems.
The party which was sponsored by WSIX (The big 98) made one lucky party guest (Doreen Johnson) a winner with a guitar which was autographed personally by the guest of honor. On Air personalities, Big D and Bubba joined Young on stage and asked him to do the honor of pulling the winning entry from the box filled with names after a mock drum roll by the crowd.
Wal*Mart employees made sure the party was complete with gifts for Young including a blue and gold Wal*Mart ball cap which Young proudly put on and posed for photos. A cake which was decorated with a guitar and a picture of the hometown boy was shared with all the guests who came to the party. The line of excited fans, friends and music industry colleagues circled throughout the store as they waited for the opportunity to meet with Young, pose for photos and get autographs.
(L - R Corey Batten, Chris Young and Kent Blazy, co-writers for "Gettin' You Home")
For more information on Chris Young visit http://www.chrisyoungcountry.com/
Additonal photos of the event can be seen at www.flickr.com/photos/momentsbymoser