Watch a Teenage Chris Young Perform “Because of You” [Video]

teenage Chris Young

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Teenage Chris Young was clearly on his way to country music stardom. Watch him perform "Because of You" in this throwback video clip!

Before hitting country music stardom, Chris Young was just a kid with a remarkable voice growing up in Tennessee. Watch a teenage Chris Young– complete with a curly mop of hair and puka shell necklace— sing “Because of You,” a song written by Teresa Wade and Charlie Craig, below!

Teenage Chris Young Performing “Because of You”

Wow. Chris had some serious pipes as a teen!

Just a few years later this young man would go on to audition for the televised country music singing competition Nashville Star. In March 2006, country music fans nationwide were first introduced to the aspiring singer when he appeared on the fourth season of the USA Network’s program. The Tennessean ultimately won his season of the show, beating out Casey Rivers and Nicole Jamrose, which earned him a contract with RCA Records Nashville.

Later that year, Young released his debut single “Drinkin’ Me Lonely,” which peaked at number 42 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and served as the first single off of his self-titled debut album. The record’s second single, “You’re Gonna Love Me,” peaked at number 48 on the chart.

It’s amazing to look back at the start of his career and where he is today— a recently minted Grand Ole Opry member. Check out his tour dates and stops below!

JUN 13
ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTH AMPHITHEATER AT LAKEVIEW
SYRACUSE, NY
JUN 14
XFINITY CENTER
MANSFIELD, MA
JUN 15
XFINITY THEATRE
HARTFORD, CT
JUN 20
THE COUNTRY FEST
NORTH LAWRENCE, OH
JUN 21
THE PAVILION AT MONTAGE MOUNTAIN
SCRANTON, PA
JUN 22
BB&T PAVILION
PHILADELPHIA, PA
JUN 28
MYSTIC LAKE AMPHITHEATER
PRIOR LAKE, MN
JUN 29
HARRAH’S STIR COVE
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA
JUL 5
BLACK OAK CASINO RESORT
TUOLUMNE, CA
JUL 6
NUGGET EVENT CENTER
SPARKS, NV
JUL 7
CASINO DEL SOL
TUSCON, AZ
JUL 11
HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATRE
ST. LOUIS, MO
JUL 12
WINDY CITY SMOKEOUT
CHICAGO, IL
JUL 13
RUOFF HOME MORTGAGE MUSIC CENTER
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
JUL 18
BANKPLUS AMPHITHEATER AT SNOWDEN GROVE
SOUTHAVEN, MS
JUL 19
WALMART AMP
ROGERS, AR
JUL 20
STARPLEX PAVILION
DALLAS, TX
JUL 25
OHIO STATE FAIR
COLUMBUS, OH
JUL 26
DUBUQUE COUNTY FAIR
DUBUQUE, IA
JUL 27
DAM MUSIC FESTIVAL
EL DORADO, KS
AUG 2
WATERSHED FESTIVAL
QUINCY, WA
AUG 3
OREGON JAMBOREE
SWEET HOME, OR
AUG 8
SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
AUG 9
NORTH ISLAND CREDIT UNION AMPHITHEATRE
SAN DIEGO, CA
AUG 10
FIVEPOINT AMPHITHEATRE
IRVINE, CA
AUG 15
ISLETA AMPHITHEATER
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
AUG 16
AK-CHIN PAVILION
PHOENIX, AZ
AUG 17
MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA
LAS VEGAS, NV
AUG 22
VETERANS UNITED HOME LOANS AMPHITHEATER AT VIRGINIA BEACH
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
AUG 23
COASTAL CREDIT UNION MUSIC PARK AT WALNUT CREEK
RALEIGH, NC
AUG 24
KEYBANK PAVILION
PITTSBURGH, PA
AUG 31
INNSBROOK AFTER HOURS
RICHMOND, VA
SEP 6
BOLD SPHERE MUSIC AT CHAMPIONS SQUARE
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
SEP 7
THE CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL PAVILION PRESENTED BY HUNTSMAN
WOODLANDS, TEXAS
SEP 12
DAILY’S PLACE
JACKSONVILLE, FL
SEP 13
MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION AMPHITHEATRE
TAMPA, FL
SEP 14
CORAL SKY AMPHITHEATRE
WEST PALM BEACH, FL

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