Being invited to perform on the Ellen DeGeneres Show must certainly give artists that “I’ve Made It!” feeling. Not to mention the fact that the host is just plain fun. On Tuesday, Chris Young, the 2006 winner of "Nashville Star," made his third visit to the show to perform his current #1 single, “I’m Coming Over.” If you have ever doubted the power of TV, specifically DeGeneres’ show, check this out: In less than 24 hours after the show Tuesday, the show clip of his performance has gotten over 1.4 million views from the show’s Facebook page. View the performance here.
This is the third week for “I’m Comin’ Over” to be in the #1 spot on Billboard Top Country Airplay chart. The song comes from his newly released album with the same name and is his seventh chart-topper out of five albums, a big milestone Young celebrated with DeGeneres.
The 30-year old country star was born in Murfreesboro, TN, or the ‘Boro, as it’s locally called - a 30-45 minute drive from Nashville. In 2006, Young tried out for Nashville Star, a talent show airing on the USA Network, joined the cast, and won that season, which earned him a contract with RCA Records Nashville. Since then he has been nominated for Country Music Association and American Country Association awards almost every year. In 2011, the artist took home Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Single of the Year for “Voices” at the American Country Awards. In the ten-year span since winning Nashville Star, the talented artist has done RCA Nashville proud.
Young’s current album was named “the strongest album of his career” by All Music, and includes “Sober Saturday Night,” which is a collaboration with the angel-voiced bluegrass legend Vince Gill. The song has been named as one of Esquire’s 10 Best Songs of November. With all the accolades the album has already received, it’s a sure thing the singer’s 2016 “I’m Comin’ Over Tour" will be a huge success.
You can purchase your tickets now for Chris Young’s 2016 tour right here.