In 2013, Young served as an Ambassador for the CMA Songwriter's Series showcased in Belfast, Dublin, London, and Paris in an attempt to showcase country music overseas.
It reached number 2 on the Country Airplay chart in April 2015.
On May 12, 2015, Young released a new single titled "I'm Comin' Over".
He presented at the 44th Annual Country Music Awards on November 10, 2010. The album includes his fifth consecutive number 1, "You", the title track, and "I Can Take It from There".
Young released the single "Tomorrow" in February 2011. In August 2012, "Tomorrow" became his first platinum selling single.
While growing up he attended Trinity United Methodist church.
His grandfather, Richard Yates, was a performer on the Louisiana Hayride.Park Scott and Keith Swan told Chris he should audition for Nashville Star in Houston, Texas, he entered the show and won in 2006.His win earned him a contract with RCA Records Nashville and late that year, he released his debut single "Drinkin' Me Lonely".Both it and a re-release of "Voices" went to number 1.He was nominated for the 2010 Academy of Country Music Top New Solo Vocalist, alongside Luke Bryan and Jamey Johnson.He showed interest in music from an early age, performing in various children's theater productions; while attending Oakland High School (Tennessee), he sang in his high school choir and began playing in local clubs.