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Man I Want to Be

4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (Aug. 31 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Music Canada
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #13,150 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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1. That Makes Me
2. Voices
3. The Dashboard
4. Gettin' You Home
5. It Takes a Man
6. The Shoebox
7. Rose in Paradise (Duet with Willie Nelson)
8. Twenty-One Candles
9. The Man I Want to Be
10. Rainy Night in Georgia

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With an ear toward the past and an eye on the future, Chris Young is quickly distinguishing himself as a newcomer who honors Country music's best traditions while adding a fresh new chapter to the genre's legacy. With his rich, warm baritone and penchant for writing relatable, slice-of-life songs, Young's sophomore project showcases a new traditionalist poised to take his place among his musical heroes. Features the single 'Gettin' You Home (The Black Dress Song)'.

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The Man I Want To Be is the follow up to his highly successful self titled debut,and he just keeps on getting better!
With Chris' strong baritone voice you could easily mistake him for the likes of Keith Whitley or Randy Travis.The man can sing!So it's a pleasure to listen to him.
Included is the very catchy and also his first no.1 hit Gettin' You Home.His voice really shines on the slow songs like The Dashboard,It Takes A Man and his fantastic version of Rainy Night In Georgia.There's also a special duet with Willie Nelson on Rose In Paradise.
He really shows of his powerful voice in the single Voices,this will give you shivers down your spine.
Chris co wrote four of the songs and it's produced by the legendary James Stroud.
The Man I Want To Be is just simple easy listening country that you can just sit back and enjoy.Highly recommended!

Prime Cuts: Voices, Gettin' You Home, Rose In Paradise, The Man I Want To Be.
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I'm really happy that I made this purchase. It arrived quickly and in great condition. I would definately purchase more from Amazon.
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I love the songs! But; the last song on this CD does not work right. I plan on keeping it anyway because I want this CD! I have been looking for it for a long time!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9df9f468) out of 5 stars Best Voice In Country Music Sept. 3 2009
By Tommy Bland Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I was hooked on Chris's voice right after his first appearance on Nashville Star. I've lived in Nashville for over 30 years, so I've heard a lot of good and bad newcomers over the years and I'm here to tell you that Chris is one of the best I've ever heard. His voice is unbelievable! There's a lot of "magic" that happens in the studios with a lot of artists so that the sound you hear on a CD or on the radio is not the same as what you'll hear live. This is not the case with Chris Young. I've heard him live quite a few times over the years (and as recently as 3 nights ago) and he is the rare breed that actually sounds best live with just an acoustic guitar. If you ever get the chance to see his live show, you will not be disappointed.

"The Man I Want To Be" is a great sophomore album. His first CD was good too, but in comparing the two, this newest CD portrays a much more mature choice of songs and seems to be better put together. I like the entire album from start to finish, but my personal favorite is "Voices". I also like "The Dashboard" and "The Shoebox."

Bottom line, Chris Young is a great artist and this is a great CD. Just buy it, you won't be disappointed.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9df9f4bc) out of 5 stars An Enjoyable and Addictive Album Dec 3 2009
By Russell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Chris Young is one of the freshest and most creative artists I've come across. I caught a video of his on TV one day and decided to check out his album, "The Man I Want to Be." It's simply amazing. The CD kick-starts with `That Makes Me,' an upbeat, sassy show of pride for Young's various interests that may make him a `hick' or `hillbilly,' but he doesn't care.

One of the shining stars of the album is definitely `Gettin' You Home.' It's fun and romantic. Young's deep, rich vocals definitely help out each song, especially on this track. It's very `country' yet he has his own style. The album ends with a very relaxing song titled `Rainy Night in Georgia,' a song originally by American singer-songwriter Tony Joe White.

I'm not a diehard fan of country music but artists like Chris Young really draw me into the genre. But in the end, I don't think about what genre this album is in. It's just a good CD. The only thing I'd criticize is the length of the album. It has only ten tracks. I hope Young has longer albums in the future.

I highly recommend "The Man I Want to Be" not only to country fans but to anyone who enjoys fun, thoughtful and clever music. You won't be disappointed.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9df9f8f4) out of 5 stars Amazing! Sept. 11 2009
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This album came out on my birthday, and what a birthday present it was! Some tracks are meaningful and full of advice, like Shoebox. Others are just plain fun. The track "The Dashboard" is worth the price of the CD as it is one brother making a tribute to another who served overseas. 21 candles is fun and up beat. I definitely recommend buying the CD in any form you can.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9df9fcb4) out of 5 stars One of the best albums out there right now! Dec 8 2010
By Michelle Crosslin - Published on Amazon.com
I have always been a Chris Young fan, I will always be a Chris Young fan. I bought this album the day it was released. I have not stopped listening to it yet! Yes, that's how amazing it is! There is not a fluff piece in it, all of the songs on this album are potential singles, and yes I truly believe, he could even make a single out of "Rainy Night in Georgia" because his vocals on it are absolutely impeccable! The man is truly so talented it's scary and seeing him life shows that there are no dubs or fixes on his albums. you're getting the best of him in every recording and every performance. If you love the 3 singles that are already out, "Getting you Home", "The Man I Want To Be" (both number 1's by the way) and "Voices" you will surely love the up-tempo of "That Makes Me" and "Twenty One Candles" they are wonderful upbeat, fun songs. Seeing the more sentimental side of Chris comes out again in "The Dashboard", The Shoebox", and "It Takes a Man". His remarkable duet with Willie Nelson on "Rose of Paradise" even turned this not so bug of a Willie Nelson fan's head. So if you were on the fence, I hope this makes you consider buying the album, because it is well worth it. I enjoy every second I get to hear this album.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9df9f870) out of 5 stars sandiluvsjh Feb. 24 2010
By Dani-gal - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
His best album ever! I liked this album so much that I gave it to everyone for Christmas this year, and it may also go into some Easter baskets. Even friends who are not huge fans of country music have told me how much they enjoyed this album. I think that speaks volumes for the talent of this singer and for the music on this CD. His style and range are diverse, and that's what makes this music so likeable. He can put you in a mellow mood with a slow song then have you dancing with the cat in the kitchen (I have witnesses) on a subsequent toe-tapper. I only have a two-word suggestion...BUY IT!

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