When you think of No. 1 parties for “Think of You,” think of Chris Young and Cassadee Pope. Makes ya think, huh?
Chris and Cassadee celebrated the success of their chart-topping duet, “Think of You,” last night (Aug. 16) at a reception at the Country Music Hall of Fame. “Think of You,” which was co-penned by Chris, Josh Hoge and Corey Crowder, is Chris’ eighth No. 1, while Cassadee was celebrating her first chart-topper.
“This one is incredibly special, especially since this is my first as a duet,” said Chris to Nash Country Daily. “Having Cassadee on it was perfect, It’s also special because this was my second number one as a producer. I think anytime you can look on the charts and see your name first, it’s a very, very good day. You just don’t know how often that’s going to happen. I’m so excited to celebrate this one with Cassadee.”
“Having a number one under my belt, there’s just such added confidence,” said Cassadee. “I’ve seen the change in my career since this song. I’ve seen more opportunities. It’s crazy to see what this achievement has done and the validation of all the hard work. It was really special for Chris to ask me to be a part of this.”
After Chris, Cassadee, Corey and Josh were presented with plaques from BMI, ASCAP and SESAC during the reception, an emotional Cassadee spoke to the packed audience in the Hall of Fame’s rotunda, saying that she valued the friendships “Think of You” has created and that “Chris is like the brother she always wanted.”
“One of my favorite things about this song is having Cassadee Pope on it,” added Chris. “This song would not be the same thing without her voice on it. She is absolutely one of the most stunningly talented vocalists that I’ve ever gotten to be around, much less get to work and tour with.”
Chris kicks off the second leg of his I’m Comin’ Over Tour on Sept. 29, with support from Cassadee, Dan + Shay and Dustin Lynch.
photos by Jim Casey