Grammy-nominated Country singer/songwriter Chris Young was born Christopher Alan Young in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. With music in his family, young Chris showed interest by performing in different children's theater productions and, while attending high school, performing in local clubs. Once in college, Chris continued touring, performing over 150 shows a year. At a show in Arlington, Texas, he was approached by a fan who encouraged him to try out for the country music reality show Nashville Star. Chris auditioned in Houston, Texas, entered the show and was declared the winner in 2006.