Tomorrow (Chris Young song)

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"Tomorrow"
Chris Young - Tomorrow single.jpg
Single by Chris Young
from the album Neon
ReleasedFebruary 21, 2011 (2011-02-21)
Genre Country
Length3:40
Label RCA Nashville
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) James Stroud
Chris Young singles chronology
"Voices"
(2010)
"Tomorrow"
(2011)
"You"
(2011)

"Tomorrow" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Chris Young. It was released in February 2011 as the seventh single of his career and the first from his 2011 album Neon . The song sold 30,000 digital downloads in its first week of release. Young wrote this song with Anthony L. Smith and Frank J. Myers.

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Background and writing

Young told Taste of Country that Frank J. Myers came into the writing session with the idea. "He was like, 'I was thinking about this at the gym,' and he played us like the first half of the verse." Young went on to say that all of the writers agreed that this was probably one of the best things any of them had ever written. [2]

Critical reception

Blake Boldt of Engine 145 gave the song a "thumbs up", saying that it "might be the most traditional song you hear on country radio in 2011." [3] Amy Sciarretto of Taste of Country called it "a tender, lovelorn ballad that tugs unmercifully at your heart strings." [4] Giving it four stars out of five, Matt Bjorke of Roughstock praised the production and Young's "pliable" singing. [5] In 2017, Billboard contributor Chuck Dauphin put "Tomorrow" at number nine on his top 10 list of Young's best songs. [6]

Music video

Young confirmed with GAC that he filmed a music video, which was directed by Trey Fanjoy. [7] The video premiered on CMT on April 26, 2011. It was his last video to feature him in a cowboy hat.

Chart performance

"Tomorrow" debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of April 2, 2011, and it debuted at number 96 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of April 2, 2011. On the chart dated August 6, 2011, "Tomorrow" became Young's fourth consecutive Number One single.

Weekly charts

Chart (2011)Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs ( Billboard ) [8] 1
US Billboard Hot 100 [9] 36
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) [10] 95

Year-end charts

Chart (2011)Position
US Country Songs ( Billboard ) [11] 4

Decade-end charts

Chart (2010–2019)Position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard) [12] 40

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References

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  2. Conaway, Alanna (July 2011). ""Tomorrow" — Lyrics Uncovered". Taste of Country. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
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