Artist Spotlight: Chris Young

Chris Young performs Tuesday, Oct. 19. Tickets are $5.

When it comes to country music, there are few things I like better than a smooth baritone voice (think George Strait and Josh Turner). Lucky for me, one of my favorite baritone artists, Chris Young, will perform at Dorton Arena on Tuesday, Oct. 19.

As the 2006 winner of Nashville Star, Young’s rich voice is enough to excite any country music fan. His self-titled debut album and his sophomore album, The Man I Want To Be, are full of chart-topping singles such as “Drinkin’ Me Lonely,” “The Man I Want To Be” and my personal favorite, “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song).”

Young, the 25-year-old performer, grew up around country music. His grandfather, Louisiana Hayride performer Richard Yates, played the guitar and piano and ultimately led Young to dedicate himself to country music. When he was in high school, Young and his friends would spend hours in a rented storage unit playing their music. Personally, I couldn’t be more appreciative. Check Young out for yourself in the video below and I’ll see you on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the show. Tickets are just $5 and are available at

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About SweetCorn

Katie Ray interned for the N.C. State Fair in 2010. This is her bio from that year: Normally, I’m known as Katie Ray. However, from now on, I’ve decided to be referred to as Sweet Corn—after all, who wouldn’t want to be nicknamed after a vegetable that tastes like candy? Growing up on a small dairy farm, I have always held the N.C. State Fair close to my heart. From the livestock and rabbits to the deep-fried food and rides, I truly do love every aspect of the Fair. Through this blog I hope to spread my enthusiasm for and keep y’all informed about 2010 Fair happenings!

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