[Listen] Chris Young Chats About Google’s “American Rapper” Mistake

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Managing Editor, Christina Bosch interviewing Chris Young

As country fans, we all know that Chris Young is a multi-platinum selling artist, responsible for hits like “I’m Comin’ Over”, “Think of You” and most recently his 10th no. 1 song “Losing Sleep”.  The internet, however, had something entirely different in mind.  For a brief moment when you Google ‘Chris Young’ pictures of the country star appeared on the page, but something very strange was written underneath his name…”American Rapper”.  Young documented the moment in a recent Instagram post commenting “Um…@google I’ve been described in a lot of ways…this is the first time “American Rapper” has been used tho.  #hanginon #googleisdrunk”

Chris Young

Photo Via @ChrisYoungMusic Instagram

When we spoke with him last night before his Stage 17 performance at Nash FM 94.7 studios, Young laughed when we brought up the mishap.  “I just started laughing, it’s one of those things that, with all of the stuff that lives on the internet, there are so many things that can get edited.” he joked.  “I’m not surprised that something like that happened but it’s still really funny because it’s next to all of these photos of me, right underneath where it said it.”  He laughed as he told us that although he probably could rap if he was put to the test, he doesn’t think anybody would buy the record.

Coming off of an early morning, playing for Good Morning America, Young told us that it was great to be back on that stage explaining he would get up at 3 AM anytime to play for those viewers.  He performed his latest single “Hangin’ On” which is about to be Top 20 on the charts as well as his most recent number 1 single “Losing Sleep”.  Young told us that he just found out that “Losing Sleep” also has hit platinum status.  “It’s always a two-prong thing, you want a number 1, but you also want people to buy the song, so having both of those marks for a song is just really, really cool and especially since it was the first single off the new record,” Young says.

His Losing Sleep World Tour resumes in September and hits the New York area on December 7th at Nassau Veterans Coliseum.   When discussing how he keeps it fresh for his loyal fans, Young explained “For me the biggest thing is putting on the best show possible, there are a lot of things when you get to the size and scope of an arena tour where it’s locked in, these songs are happening in this order and there is video content to go along with them and then there are parts of my show that I like to keep very much organic where I can do whatever the hell I want to be honest.”  He told us that fans can look forward to acoustic parts of the night where the set list will change from city to city.

For the full interview, take a listen below.


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NYCS First Impression: Chris Young ‘Losing Sleep’

Chris Young Album Losing Sleep

If Chris Young knows how to do anything very well, it’s release albums chock full of smooth country songs.  His voice is unmistakable and as far as his latest, Losing Sleep goes, it is everything fans love about the singer. While he doesn’t take major risks sonically, it is not necessarily a bad thing, balancing sexy love songs, heartbreak and finding new love.

Lending his baritone, twangy voice to a more pop-production, especially in the first single “Losing Sleep”, many of the tracks are primed for radio.  He knows the sweet spot in his voice and with his song choices.  For the first time on his sixth studio album, Young is a co-writer as well as a co-producer on each of the 10 songs.

The newest member of the Grand Ole Opry, who was inducted earlier this week, shines on “Radio and the Rain”, “Trouble Looking” and “Where I Go to Drink”  which each showcase their own dynamic stories. Other highlights include “Holiday”, a simple love song and “Blacked Out” with his melancholy, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley references.

Losing Sleep is an easy listen and each track offers a different point of view or story.  It is emotional without being sappy and the love songs are honest and raw. Grab your copy on iTunes now.  Young announced he will be headlining the Losing Sleep Tour in 2018, bringing along Kane Brown and LANCO to open each show.



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