He was a star from the beginning, and we aren’t the only ones that thought so. He won season four of “Nashville Star” in 2006, and even before that, there were fans who thought Chris Young was going places.

Like the approximately seven and a half people who used to watch him sing at the Wall Street pub in his hometown of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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In a new video Chris shared on his Facebook page, viewers take a trip back to the country star’s first gig with fellow singer-songwriter Eric Paslay.

“I’m pretty sure ‘Drinking Me Lonely,’ he had written it already before everything blew up for him,” Eric recalls of Chris’ early career. “I remember sitting there and going, ‘God, this is such good music and nobody is listening.’”

Chris admits, “I definitely tried out a lot of things that didn’t work. That was the one [song] that kinda did. So, obviously, when I auditioned for ‘Nashville Star,’ the original song that I had was ‘Drinking Me Lonely.’”

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It’s been a few years, a half-dozen albums and over a dozen hits since we all watched a younger Chris go through the competition and win that coveted recording contract. Now, he’s on the cusp of the release of his seventh album, “Losing Sleep,” his induction into the Grand Ole Opry is happening in a few weeks, and it seems safe to say that his star is only shining brighter.

We also feel confident that those seven and a half people at Wall Street are feeling pretty good about themselves right now. And we don’t blame them.

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Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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