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RodeoHouston Review: Chris Young

For his second appearance at RodeoHouston on March 8, Chris Young wanted to come with a bang. The 28 year old Tennessee native brought excitement to fans young and old with his crooning, powerful vocals.

While playing both old and new songs (Young performed his most well-known hits, “You,” Tomorrow,” and “Gettin’ You Home”), Young also shook things up a bit on the “amazing” stage by performing a few of lesser known songs, like an acoustic version of “Text Me Texas” which got the crowd dancing along with the music.

That isn’t to say he didn’t cover anything, however, as Young added his own twist to ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man”, and performed it quite well, to tell the truth.

He added fun and humor to his performance, interrupting “I Can Take it From There” by asking, “Y’all mean to tell me that you don’t know how Conway Twitty is?!”

Young was full of energy and excitement throughout his set.

“This is the biggest crowd I’ve gotten to play in front of in my entire life,” he revealed.

What really stood out were Young’s strong vocals and positive energy. (He also plays guitar, but can you think of a country music artist who doesn’t, these days?)

Despite a strong Southern accent and obvious taste in country music, Young is lovable and relatable throughout his entire set. His easygoing, relaxed demeanor was fun and confident. Chris Young might not be the biggest star in country music right now, but he’s well on his way there.

Christine Vanderwater
Christine Vanderwater is a senior at Carnegie Vanguard High School. Besides being co-editor of the Chronicle Insight's print publication, she is a short story writer, novelist, blogger and poet and is on the newspaper staff at her high school.

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