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Format: CD
Sku: 211559427
UPC: 886972281827
UPC 14: 00886972281827
Release Date: 8/31/2009
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. That Makes Me ~ Chris Young
2. Voices ~ Chris Young
3. Dashboard, The ~ Chris Young
4. Gettin' You Home ~ Chris Young
5. It Takes a Man ~ Chris Young
6. Shoebox, The ~ Chris Young
7. Rose in Paradise ~ Chris Young
8. Twenty-One Candles ~ Chris Young
9. Man I Want to Be, The ~ Chris Young
10. Rainy Night in Georgia ~ Chris Young

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Willie Nelson (vocals); Biff Watson (acoustic guitar); Kenny Greenberg, Brent Mason (electric guitar); Paul Franklin (steel guitar, dobro); Aubrey Haynie (mandolin, fiddle); John Hobbs, Steve Nathan (piano, keyboards); Eddie Bayers, Shannon Forrest (drums); Wes Hightower, Tania Hancheroff (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Julian King.
Muze PNote Recording information: Loud Recording, Nashville, TN; Oceanway Studios.
Muze PNote Photographer: Marina Chavez.
Muze PNote Since Chris Young appeared on the "Nashville Star" television program in 2006, he's been on a roll. After signing with RCA he had a hit with "Drinkin' Me Lonely," his first single from his self-titled debut recording. Likewise, the two singles that have preceded the release of THE MAN I WANT TO BE in 2009 haven't done too badly either, getting plenty of play on radio. While Chris Young's sound is firmly in the contemporary country camp, it's also a lot more hardcore honkytonk than it is the refried '70s rock clich?s that plague the genre. Part of that is due to his big booming baritone voice that rings as clear as a bell in this mix. (Think George Strait-meets-Josh Turner.) The other part of his appeal is the use of a relatively small group of musicians, giving the disc a more organic sound than a lot of what's out there. Young also has a lot of respect for tradition: "Rose in Paradise" is drenched in fiddles, mandolins, and acoustic guitars. It's a country-styled blues and features no less than Willie Nelson as a duet partner. The final track on the set is a moving cover of Tony Joe White's "Rainy Night in Georgia." Its beauty lies in its arrangement; his reading of this classic ballad is utterly tender and believable, accentuanted by a sparse, stripped-down production. And rather than stick with his trademark baritone, he stretches his vocal range--including a mean falsetto--to the brink and still pulls it all off.

Producer: James Stroud

Engineer: Jake Burns & The Big Wheel; Jake Burns; Julian King; Rich Hanson

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Now Country Volume 3
Muze Music Compilations Country Strong
Muze Music Compilations Now That?s What I Call Country 4
Muze Music Compilations Now Country 5
Muze Music Compilations Now Country 6
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Country 7
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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/31/2009
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2009
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 8869722818
Music Label Name Label : RCA
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00886972281827

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Young,Chris
Product attributeLabel:   Rca Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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