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Chris Young now has a afec named for him at his alma mater, Middle Tennessee State University.

The newly named Chris Young Café, located in a standalone dining building and surrounded by residence halls, will be a teaching and practice place for student performers and technicians during the day and a performance venue at night for music, radio broadcasts, comedy and other entertainment.

Chris said at yesterday’s announcement, “MTSU will always hold a special place in my heart. It helped me launch my music career and I’m glad for the opportunity to give back to the University.”

Young attended MTSU in 2005 and, since then, has done pretty well for himself. His impressive list of accomplishments includes membership in the Grand Ole Opry, 2 billion on-demand streams, 12 million singles sold and 11 career number one singles. He also has two Grammy nominations.

Located in the Woodmore Building and formerly known as the Cyber Café, the facility has 3,200 square feet of community and dining space with two raised platform stages. It is surrounded by windows, allowing for natural light, and is an easy walk from the Bragg Media and Entertainment Building.

-Nancy Brooks