It may be a dreary, chilly, rainy day in Nashville today (Dec. 6), but Chris Young’s morning got off to a jovial start when he learned he had earned a Grammy nomination for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for his No. 1 smash hit with Cassadee Pope, “Think of You.” The tune, which was co-written by Chris, Corey Crowder and Josh Hoge, climbed to the top of the Billboard Country Airplay chart in May and was nominated for Musical Event of the Year at the 2016 CMAs.
“My morning is going great, now,” said Chris during a phone call to Nash Country Daily. “My phone has been blowing up. I’ve had the chance to talk to Cassadee and she is just tickled with the news—so am I.”
In the Grammy’s Best Country Duo/Group Performance category, Chris and Cassadee will compete against Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King (“Different for Girls”), Brothers Osborne (“21 Summer”), Kenny Chesney & P!nk, (“Setting the World on Fire”) and Pentatonix featuring Dolly Parton (“Jolene”). Chris was previously nominated for a Grammy in 2011 for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song),” but he was bested by Keith Urban’s “Til Summer Comes Around.”
“It’s really validating as an artist to get the nomination, especially since it’s been some years since my last one,” said Chris. “I know people say it’s an honor just to be nominated, but it is, and being able to share this one with Cassadee makes it even more special. I’m so humbled by the honor.”
Hosted by James Corden, the 2017 Grammy Awards air on CBS on Sunday, February 12, 2017, at 8 p.m. EST.