You

Album: Neon (2011)
Charted: 34

Songfacts®:

  • This is the second single by American Country music artist Chris Young, from his third studio album, Neon. The song was released September 12, 2011.
  • Young wrote this with Nashville songwriter Luke Laird, whose other credits include Carrie Underwood's "Temporary Home" and "So Small" Blake Shelton's "Hillbilly Bone."
  • The Chris Hicky-directed retro video finds Young portraying a heartthrob gas station attendant.
  • Laird went to college in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, which is Young's hometown, so he had often heard things about the young singer-songwriter even before he landed a record deal. However, when Young showed up at Music Row to write with Laird it was the first time that they'd actually met. "Our publishers booked that co-write," Laird recalled to Taste of Country. "He came over to my studio on Music Row one day. That was the first time we met, too. He came in, and I was working on this groove. He liked it. As we were talking he had this really cool melody he shared. He was like man I think it would be cool to write a song called 'You.' I figured if he thinks it's cool, it will be cool [laughs]!"
  • The sentimental song was Young's fifth consecutive country #1 following "Gettin' You Home (The Black Dress Song)","The Man I Want To Be," "Voices" and "Tomorrow."

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