Chris Young comes to Huntington Halloween night


Rob Engle

Country star Chris Young performs Halloween night at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.


Country music star Chris Young made a stop in Huntington Saturday night, drawing more than 3,000 fans to Big Sandy Superstore Arena as part of his world tour for his fifth studio album.

The singer/songwriter, most recently known for his single, “I’m Comin’ Over,” was accompanied by Eric Paisley and rising country star, Claire Dunn.

One fan of Young’s music, Denise Gregorich, said she is glad Young made a stop in the Mountain State.

“I think it’s awesome he came to West Virginia,” Gregorich said. “We came all the way from Ripley, West Virginia and I’m sure others came even farther.”

Cara Hedrick, marketing manager at Big Sandy Arena, said backstage, even the musicians were in the Halloween spirit.

“We’ve done a lot of different ticket specials through Marshall hoping to get some students to come out for the show,” Hedrick said.  “There are a lot of people here really getting into with their Halloween costumes and Chris Young and his crew have been carving pumpkins backstage.”

Fans who purchased a meet-and-greet ticket had the chance to meet Young before the show, where he played a few of his new songs. Hedrick said she thought the opportunity reflected Young’s easy-going personality.

“Chris Young attracts a lot of people because he’s so relatable and a laid-back, nice guy,” Hedrick said. “I think people can relate to that, he seems just like your friend who lives next door.”

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