By Annie Reuter
Chris Young is all about drinking beer and having a good time — that is, until someone gets hurt.
At a show over the weekend in New York, Young stopped his concert to break up a fight with two men in the crowd.
“Quit, there are kids in here,” he said.
When it was clear neither of the men in the crowd were budging, he got more assertive.
“Hey! I don’t care who started it, both of you quit,” he yelled.
Young then walked away from his mic stand to the edge of the stage, standing right in front of the two men fighting, motioning for them to break apart.
“Count it out fellas. I don’t even want neither one of ‘em thrown out, as long as they quit trying to fight each other,” he said. “Let’s drink beer and have a good time alright?”
He then segued smoothly into his previous No. 1 hit “You.”
In slightly more positive news, Radio.com caught up with Young at last month’s ACM Awards where he discussed his rising new single, “Who I Am with You.”
“It’s moving up really, really fast,” he told Radio.com. “It’s the antithesis of the first single off the record [“Aw Naw”] in that the first one was the love song to tequila. It was just like, ‘Let’s go out and drink and have a good time.’ And this one is very power ballad, love song. It’s a lot of fun to sing. It’s a real range-y song which I love. I love having something that challenges me a little bit. Beyond that, it’s just such a cool snapshot moment of what you’d say when you are madly, madly in love with somebody.”
Young said that he was looking for a great love song for his record A.M. and after a publisher friend sent “Who I Am with You” over he instantly fell in love with it.
“It’s something I really believe in and am so happy it’s out,” he said. “We’ve had people come to the front of the show and get down on one knee to ask their girl to marry them during the song. If they’re already calling their shot with, ‘This is our song,’ it’s a good feeling.”