Chris Young released his new single "I'm Comin' Over" back in May and it was a pretty big hit, reaching fourth on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and reached 46th on the Billboard Hot 100. However, it was a song that his fans almost didn't get a chance to hear. As the new album, also titled I'm Comin' Over, hits stores in November, Young told The Boot on Sunday that the album was a huge risk for him because he wanted to produce it himself.
According to Young, he wanted his fifth album to be different. It was a real risk because his first four albums, all released through RCA, reached sixth or higher on the Country Albums charts and the last two also reached fourth and third on the Billboard Hot 200 album charts. Despite this, Young wanted to do something different and said that he and Corey Crowder were going to produce the album with younger guys in the studio.
Young even put his money where his mouth is. He said that he would pay to cut the first half of the record with his own money and then play it for the label. If RCA Nashville liked it, they would move on and finish it their way. If the label didn't think it worked, he would just eat the money he just spent. Things worked out well for him, because he played the first three songs for the record execs and they told him to finish the record.
Young said the best thing about the incident was that his label really supported him throughout the process and stood behind him. It turned out that the gamble wasn't really that tough. The single "I'm Comin' Over" reached fourth on the U.S. Hot Country charts and has been certified gold, Young's fourth gold hit single in a row. The single sold over 70,000 units in its first week.
The I'm Comin' Over album includes a duet with Cassadee Pope and also allows Young to work on a collaboration with Vince Gill, one of his idols in the music industry. The album is also one that Chris Young calls the most satisfying one that he has released, saying it was a natural evolution and nothing felt artificial about it at all. I'm Comin' Over goes on sale on Nov. 13.