Chris Young Grand Ole Opry House Nashville, TN March 20, 2012
The crowd went apeshit for Chris Young. In his late twenties, he’s still got a pretty boy face and the superstar country music styling down pat. Just from looks, he would do well in a gay bar.
He has a handful of #1 hits some music awards, and his music was toe tapping. He stuck to the hits. Voices (hint: the voices he hears are his family and pastor giving him advice to stay on the straight and narrow) was probably my favorite of the night. It’s heavy handed, but no more so than 90% of country music these days. The new single Neon (hint: I could not tell you what it was about) was just your average song, though he gushed about how he wished he wrote it himself. He closed the set, and the show, with his megahit You. I thought the song was catchy. Unlike 90% of the audience, I had never heard it before. But I was humming a bit on my way out. And for someone who doesn’t live and breathe country music, I think that’s exactly what you want when you leave the Grand Ole Opry.