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Chris Young Scores Third Consecutive No. 1 Single With ‘Voices’

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For Chris Young, 2010 was a very successful year, and now 2011 is already off to a beautiful start. This week, Young once again finds himself in familiar territory — atop the country singles chart with his third straight song in a row.

His latest single, ‘Voices,’ not only marks another hit single in an already impressive career, but also has Young in good, unique company in Billboard history. You see, this is the song’s second attempt at chart success. ‘Voices,’ which was originally released as the first single from Young’s sophomore album, ‘The Man I Want to Be,’ in the summer of 2008, was pulled after peaking at No. 37.

Nearly two years later, the decision to re-release ‘Voices’ was made, allowing Young to join Randy Travis as the only artists in Billboard chart history ever to re-release the same recording of a song and see it go to the top of the chart. Travis accomplished the same feat in 1986 when his song ‘On the Other Hand,’ which originally peaked at No. 67 a year earlier, hit No. 1 on its second trip up the charts.

“I am so thankful for my label because they really believed in this song to put it out a second time,” Young tells Taste of Country. “If it wasn’t for them, this song wouldn’t be what it is. Here it is two years after we put it out the first time. It’s really cool.”

Young’s new single, ‘Tomorrow,’ is at radio now.

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