Clicking with Chris Young at Snoqualmie Casino
Chris Young claims his music is something he cannot do without and after attending one of his shows, I'm awfully glad that he never tried.
I'm glad that Chris Young's music is something he cannot do without.
When I learned that Chris Young was going to be playing at the Snoqualmie Casino in the outdoor arena, Mountain View Plaza, I jumped at the chance to see him.
I was looking forward to hearing him sing, my favorite song, “NEON” (a song from his third studio album); NEON went Gold by the RIAA for sales and exceeded 500,000 downloads.
After Chris Young was introduced, his stage energy was palpable; it was obvious that there was no place in the world he'd rather be. Almost immediately he said how lucky he was that he could make a living doing what he loved; Music, he said, is "why I'm here and it's something I cannot do without."
He thanked his fans for making his dreams come true, and said he once played Snoqualmie casino “in there” when he was an unknown. He pointed to the doors that lead inside the casino, but claimed it was a lot better being out here in a beautiful setting where he could entertain hundreds of fans.
Young, a firm believer in timing, feels that there are defining moments in his career where there is a shift to another level; a time where things start to ‘click’ and he knew it was his time.
Given all the ‘clicks’ that have been happening lately, few would argue that Chris Young time has indeed come.
From the time he won “Nashville Star” Season 4, to winning Single of The Year for “Voices” he just gets better and better.
The last four singles he released have all hit number four on the charts. His hit “Gettin’’ You Home” earned him his first Grammy nomination. He’s had glowing reviews in USA Today, People, Associated Press and Billboard. He’s made appearance on Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Fox & Friends.
All of these awards and accolades seemed to infuse his performance, and I couldn’t help but be taken up with his genuine enthusiasm and joy that comes from his being able to do what he loves most: entertain people with his music.
He thanked the audience a number of times during his show, and at no time did I feel like wincing at his frequent displays of gratitude. His fans, he says, "make me what I am."
From the time he won “Nashville Star” (Season 4 2006) to winning Singles of The Year for “Voices” he just gets better and better. Even though the first time on stage was acting in school plays, he was the kid in high school who “lived and breathed music every moment of every day.” He became completely focused on making music and quit college so he could concentrate on his music career.
Even when the concert was over and we were getting out of our seats and heading for the exit, he gave his audience “one more song” to entertain us as we left Mountain View Plaza.
Now, that’s country class.