Chris Young Is the No. 1 ‘Man’ Again
Chris Young has scored his second consecutive No. 1 hit this week, with ‘The Man I Want to Be.’ The title track of his latest album climbed to the top of the Billboard country singles chart, and jumped to No. 2 on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart, right behind Joe Nichols ‘Gimmie That Girl,’ which is spending its third week at No. 1 on Mediabase.
Chris first reached No. 1 seven months ago with ‘Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song),’ and now he’s celebrating a pair of chart-toppers. “I was so excited when I got my first No. 1, but having two back-to-back like this is mind-blowing,” exclaims Chris. “I fell in love with this song the first time I heard it, and I’m so glad that country radio has loved it as much as I do. It’s just an amazing feeling looking at the top of the chart and seeing my name.”
The song is exactly what it states — “I want to be a good man, a ‘do like I should’ man,” but does the singer feel like he’s become the man he wants to be? “I look at life and me the same way I do music — you’re never going to be perfect and you’re always trying to one-up what you did yesterday,” says the Tennessee native. “It’s like every time you take one step forward on, ‘Hey, yesterday I did this, but today I did this better,’ something else is going to come up and go, ‘Hey! You’re not doing this right.’ And that’s life. I mean, that’s everything. So, that’s why as a musician, as a person, everybody is always trying to get better every day and hopefully, it works.”
His friends are getting in on the early congratulations. Pal Justin Moore tweeted his well wishes to Chris on Monday. “Rub it in, dude … lol … kidding! Congrats buddy! So happy for you. You deserve it, brother!” Jake Owen also sent his best wishes via Twitter. “Congrats to my labelmate and buddy Chris Young on his second straight number-one!! Great song, dude.”
Chris will be performing ‘The Man I Want to Be’ when he heads back out on Alan Jackson‘s Freight Train tour, which pulls in to Manchester, N.H. on May 13. When the tour with Alan wraps up, Chris will have a couple of weeks off the road before heading out with Rascal Flatts on their Nothing Like This tour on June 25.