Losing Sleep is the Grammy-nominated singer’s third album in just 24 months
At only 32 years old, country music star Chris Young has already had an enviable and prolific career, giving fans six studio albums in 11 years. Fresh off the success of I’m Comin’ Over, which earned Young a #1 debut, 3 chart-topping singles and numerous industry accolades including ACM, BBMA, CMA, CMT, Grammy and RDMA nominations, Chris’ seventh studio album, Losing Sleep will be released on 20th October, 2017. The album is available to pre-order now on iTunes.
“I think the experimentation I did on I’m Comin’ Over was the most I had really done,” said Young. “So with Losing Sleep it was about continuing that. There’s stuff like the lead track, which is really different sonically from a lot of things in my catalogue – and there are going to be things that feel more familiar, too. Each song has a unique vibe and life to it.”
Working toward his third album release in under two years, Chris co-wrote every single song for the first time in a remarkable show of creative force, in addition to taking his third turn behind the board as co-producer. The hotly anticipated new record features the lead single and title track, “Losing Sleep,” which is in the 20s and climbing on the Billboard and Mediabase country airplay charts. Watch the new video for “Losing Sleep” here.
“Every album you make as an artist, you want to continue to grow,” Chris explains. “And you also want people to be in love with it. That’s such a difficult thing to balance, but I think there’s a little bit of something for everybody on this record.”
Fresh off the most successful record of his prolific career, Losing Sleep finds Chris more inspired than ever before. There are new collaborators involved on the record with high-profile names like Liz Rose and Jon Randall, while he continues to work with a core group of tunesmiths including Josh Hoge and Chris’s co-producer, Corey Crowder.
Named “one of his era’s finest traditionalists” by the Associated Press, Young’s upcoming album Losing Sleep marks his third time co-producing with Corey Crowder, including 2015’s critically acclaimed I’m Comin’ Over and 2016’s It Must Be Christmas.
With a hit-packed set that highlights his nine chart-toppers — including “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices,” “Tomorrow,” “I’m Comin’ Over” and “Think Of You,” — and sixteen Gold/Platinum certified projects, Chris has joined reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean as special guest on his They Don’t Know Tour through October before resuming his own headlining dates later this year.
In early September, Chris was surprised during his Grand Ole Opry performance by Country Music Hall of Fame and Opry member Vince Gill with an invitation to become an official Opry member. The invite came just prior to Young’s performance of their chart-topping duet “Sober Saturday Night.” Young’s formal induction will take place Tuesday, October 17, just days before the release of Losing Sleep. Joining Young on stage, Gill laughed that he’d never been paid for his work on the “Sober Saturday Night” session. “I’ll make you a deal,” Gill said. “I’ll forgive the session fees if you’ll be the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry.” Accepting the invitation to a standing ovation, Young answered Gill, saying, “You’re getting triple scale at this point!” Noting his surprise, he added, “Dang, you got me good! I love you guys. I love everybody here. I love this place.”
Losing Sleep tracklisting
“Losing Sleep” – Chris Young, Chris DeStefano, Josh Hoge
“Hangin’ On” – Chris Young, Corey Crowder, Josh Hoge
“Holiday” – Chris Young, Cary Barlowe, Johnny Bulford, Corey Crowder
“Radio And The Rain” – Chris Young, Corey Crowder, Josh Hoge
“Where I Go When I Drink” – Chris Young, Tyler Reeve, Trent Tomlinson
“She’s Got A Way” – Chris Young, Cary Barlowe, Corey Crowder
“Leave Me Wanting More” – Chris Young, Corey Crowder, John Pierce
“Trouble Looking” – Chris Young, Corey Crowder, Liz Rose
“Woke Up Like This” – Chris Young, Corey Crowder, Josh Hoge
“Blacked Out” – Chris Young, Josh Hoge, Jon Randall