Contact Us

Chris Young Credits His Success to Strong Work Ethic

Rick Diamond, Getty Images

These days, Chris Young is riding high with his fourth consecutive number one single, ‘Tomorrow,’ and a new hit album, ‘Neon.’ But life wasn’t always so rosy for the onetime ‘Nashville Star’ winner.

In fact, before Young released his first hit single, ‘Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song),’ he had to deal with the news that his father had been diagnosed with cancer. Though he’s healthy now, dealing with those highs and lows has helped keep Young grounded during the more glamorous moments of his career.

“I think all the stuff that’s happened definitely has influenced my songwriting, and where I want to be headed as an artist and as a songwriter in the future,” Young reflected during the recent party to celebrate ‘Tomorrow’ hitting number one.

Young continued by saying, “When you get to celebrate stuff this big and this exiting, you realize all of the work you’ve put into it. Days like today, that’s really all that we’re doing … we’re just celebrating all of that, and then tomorrow you’ve got to come up with something else to start building on. Then, hopefully in another three or four months, we’re celebrating again. That’s a great feeling.

“I always say that I was the kid who would do the five-year plan, so in five years I have to have this done, this done, this done and this done, and try to make it happen,” he went on to say. “I find that once I check something off, I realize I have to come up with something else. I’m one of those people who will never get tired of trying to top anything that I’ve done before. It’s almost that much more exciting because you know that that’s accessible to you.”

[Taste of Country]

More From Cat Country

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://catcountry1029.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Cat Country 102.9 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Cat Country 102.9 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!