|Music Row Celebrates Chris Young's #1 "YOU"|
|Nashville, TN March 28, 2012: Music Row toasted the success of Chris Young's latest #1 "You" at CMA's newly renovated office yesterday with co-writer Luke Laird, producer James Stroud and the creative teams behind the song from EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing and Sony Music Nashville.|
"You" is Young's 5th consecutive #1single and the 9th for Luke Laird. Only three months into 2012 and ACM Male Vocalist nominee Young continues to notch more career accolades. The year began with a sold-out headlining show, a performance on the popular syndicated daytime program The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the kick-off of the “On Fire” tour with Miranda Lambert, and ACM nominations for Male Vocalist and Single of the Year.
Pictured Left to Right: EMI Music Publishing's Ben Vaughn, ASCAP's LeAnn Phelan, James Stroud, Chris Young, Luke Laird, Universal Music Publishing's Kent Earls, BMI's Jody Williams, and Sony Music's Keith Gale and Gary Overton.
Photo Credit: Ed Rode
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