Anyone out there hearing voices tonight? I just heard an awesome voice – and it belongs to Chris Young, tonight’s headliner at the Appalachian Fair in Gray. His new single, “Voices,” is working it’s way up the country charts.
Any of you who don’t know why Chris Young won Nashville Star a few seasons ago, and any of you who didn’t know he has his second top 40 single, should have been at the fair tonight. When Chris stepped out on stage, everyone knew immediately who he is. what he’s done, and where he’s headed.
Even though Chris is leaving in the morning on his second annual Chris Young Country Cruise, he made time to sign autographs and pose for pictures with his fans after the show.
Now, it would have been one thing if he were hopping on a waiting private jet and flying to the port for departure, but the man was riding in the bus… I’m not going to try to guess how long it takes to drive from Gray, Tenn. to New Orleans, La., but I sure do hope he got a lot of sleep during that ride.
And, I’m sure he knows how much that extra time with the fans meant to all of them. It’s one thing to stand on stage and sing up a storm, it’s another to reach out and touch the people who came to watch your show. Thank you, Chris!
On stage with Chris tonight, we had band members Shane Shelton, bass; Josh Carter, keyboard; Bo Hendrix, lead guitar; and Kevin Newberry, drums. They were all great, and they looked like the were having a great time, too!
One of the songs Chris sang tonight was done quite a few years ago by the late Keith Whitley, “Don’t Close Your Eyes”. I loved that song, and Chris certainly did a fantastic job with it.
Now, more photos from tonight’s show.
That’ll wrap things up for this post to Country’s Chatter. I have a few e-mails to send out to fans of their photos with Chris, then I’m going to get some sleep and get ready for Jypsi at tomorrow night’s fair. Hard to believe the Appalachian Fair is coming to a close tomorrow night. But we do have Washington County Fair, Tennessee Valley Fair, Fletcher, N.C., and a few others not too far from here before “fair season” comes to an end for 2008.
I’ve enjoyed meeting a lot of my readers at these concerts, and hope to see you guys again real soon. Please keep in touch. I love your e-mail. Hope you’ll tell your friends about my little “chatter” blog. And Chris, thanks – for a great show… Enjoy your cruise!