Country hitmaker Chris Young is one of thousands of Americans who likes to brave the stores on Black Friday to possibly cash in on a few great deals. However, in recent years, stores such as Walmart, Kohls, Macy’s, have somewhat ruined the fun and excitement by opening their doors Thanksgiving night, something the “Aw Naw” singer isn’t too fond of.
Young recently spoke with Albright & O’Malley & Brenner’s Dan Van about his thoughts on the “new” Black Friday. “This is kind of a weird thing ’cause I feel like Black Friday doesn’t really exist anymore, especially this year. There’s like eight of the 14 major retailers that are all opening on Thursday, and it’s like, man, it just kind of kills it for me a little bit,” he shared. “‘Cause that’s somethin’ that in the past I have done. Me and my family would totally get up and go early, even when we weren’t lookin’ for anything. Just like the whole madness and the rush of everybody shopping and I thought was really, really cool, and I don’t think you get that anymore. I don’t think it’s the same.”
Although the Black Friday fun might be ruined, Young still has one thing to look forward to later this week – Thanksgiving Day football. Two of his favorite teams, the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Longhorns, will be playing and you can bet he’ll be watching.
“I have more than one TV,” he said with a laugh. “I can’t just watch one. I mean, I’m probably one of the more dedicated, even if it’s not my team. Like, if they had a national dice-throwing championship, I would know who was good and what their stats were so, I’ll definitely be watching both of those games on Thanksgiving.”
If you’re like Chris and you plan to skip the Black Friday shopping, you can always shop online! The singer’s latest album, A.M., would make a great stocking stuffer!