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Rockstar Playlist: Chris Young

The country music hero picks the tunes to get you through the morning.



"This is my 'wide awake in the A.M.' playlist. This is what happens when band guys on a bus start having wars over what to play off their iPods... The songs don't all match, but I like them all for different reasons."

U2 - "Vertigo"

"If you're new on planet earth and don't know Bono and U2, start here!"

Ozzy Osbourne - "Crazy Train"

"Played in football stadiums everywhere, this is a Sunday must."

John Mayer - "Slow Dancing In A Burning Room"

Just a really great vibe on this one.  It's a great slow down moment on any playlist.

Charlie Worsham - "Trouble Is"

"Groovy track, great voice and a great musician. Very cool album as a whole but I dig this one especially."

Robin Thicke (feat. T.I. And Pharrell) - "Blurred Lines"

"This song has an absolutely infectious beat. As a musician, I love the space on the track and as a listener it just makes me want to dance."

Electric Mary - "Let Me Out"

"This was a song I got introduced to by one of my band guys late at night on the bus. Hit play and rock out."

Boston  - "Peace of Mind"

"Come on. It's Boston."

Merle Haggard, Janie Frickie - "Natural High"

"Classic country voice. Classic love song. If you haven't heard it, go hear it."

Ray Wylie Hubbard - "Snake Farm"

One of the muddiest/dirtiest sounding guitar parts with one of the strangest lyrics you will ever hear. It was the song that played while I took the stage on one of my tours.

Aerosmith - “Dream On”

"One of my absolute favorite vocals based on pure emotion. The insanely high part at the end... Epic."
 

Chris Young’s fourth album, A.M., is out now.

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