Chris Young’s ‘Voices’ Is Making Chart History
This week, Chris Young enters the Top 5 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart with his latest single 'Voices.' By reaching the No. 5 position, Young is on the verge of breaking chart history which has not been achieved in nearly 25 years.
'Voices' was originally released as the first single from Young's sophomore album, 'The Man I Want to Be,' in the summer of 2008, but was pulled after peaking at No. 37 when 'Gettin' You Home (The Black Dress Song)' was agreed upon to be the first release.
The decision worked well when Young received back-to-back chart-topping singles with 'Gettin’ You Home' and its follow-up release, 'The Man I Want to Be,' also the album's title track. Young and his team felt 'Voices' was such a strong song that it should have another chance, resulting in the re-release of the same recording of the same song.
"I am so thankful for my label because they really believed in this song to put it out a second time," Chris 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, and [it's Top 5]. It's really cool."
If 'Voices' -- co-written by Young, Chris Tompkins, and Craig Wiseman -- hits No. 1, it will not only become Young’s third consecutive chart-topper, but will make him the first artist to re-release a country single to go to No. 1 since Randy Travis did so 25 years ago with 'On the Other Hand.' It would also become only the second time in the modern era of the Billboard Country Chart an artist re-released the same recording to chart-topping success.