November 06, 2013 12:00 PM

TAKING A BEER BREAK! Murfreesboro, Tenn.

“I’m at a brewery pouring a beer that was actually made in my hometown of Murfreesboro,” says Young. “I thought that was so cool!”

Health Scare!

A WHOLE LOT OF WELL WISHES Wheatland, Calif.

After being hospitalized with a leg infection and missing a few tour dates, Chris recruited pal Lee Brice to help him make a surprise appearance onstage during Brad Paisley’s set (above). “It was kind of a prank on Brad, but I’m not making anybody look bad besides myself,” jokes Young. “Brad just lost it onstage.” Left: Showing off get-well messages from fans: “I was really blown away by the amount of messages I got,” says Young. “I read every single one!”

Nice Catch!

FISHING WITH THE FAM Corpus Christi, Texas

“One of the first actual vacations that I’ve taken in, like, eight years,” says Young. “I did some fishing with my dad [Michael Harris, below left] and a friend of the family, and that’s what we caught. I grew up fishing with my dad, so I wanted to take him out. That’s a black drum fish [right]. We had a pretty good day!”

PLAYTIME ON THE ROAD Utah

“I’ve got these cornhole boards under the tour bus that a friend’s family made for me because I’m such a Longhorns fan,” says Young. “Me and the band play a lot. I’ve got a pretty good winning percentage.”

Stage Selfie!

TOURING WITH BRAD Las Vegas

“This was actually during the song ‘Alcohol,’ which is appropriate,” says Young. “I’ve been on the road with a lot of great people, but there just aren’t enough nice things to say about Brad.”

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