Last year when Chris Young released Neon I was excited.
His previous album did really well including three number one singles. By the time Neon hit the stores Chris was a budding star.
Once I had the chance to listen to the Neon album it became clear that Chris was on the verge of possibly becoming one of the biggest stars in country music. There are about 6 or 7 songs on this record that could become singles including the title track.
And that’s where we are today. Chris is planning to release Neon as the third single off Neon.
Neon – Chris Young
I love this song.
When I’m in this kind of laid back mood this song is perfect. The images of Wyoming and all the other places mentioned bring about good images. I love just about any country song that mentions Wyoming. But I also love the image of a dusty old bar where the neon lights are keeping things lit and a country star like Chris is up on stage.
It will be interesting to see how this song does on the charts. It’s not the romantic song that has done Chris well the last few times out. The song is more about the way he lives his life. I think the track will do well and probably go to #1 on the charts. That’s where all of Chris’ singles go these days so I’m sure this will follow suit.
Chris and his team threw out a curve ball last month. I was thinking he would release Lost as the third single off the record, but plans have changed. I’m Ok with that. I think Neon is one of the best songs on the record. I still think Lost would do well on the charts. I think I Can Take It From There is another obvious single choice. Maybe those two were too much like Gettin’ You Home and You. It’s good to change things up.
Let’s see how Neon does on the charts. I’m guessing #1 and I don’t always do that.
What do you think?
Chart Estimate: #1
CML Points: 89/100