3. Chris Young
Chris Young was a mere 21-years-old in 2006 when he won the fourth season of “Nashville Star.” The Tennessee native auditioned for the show only 3 seasons behind Miranda. While Miranda came up short, Chris beat out fellow contestants Nicole Jamrose and Casey Rivers. Even though Chris won, it was wasn’t until 3 years later that his country career took off, giving him his first No. 1 single, “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song).” He has since gone on to score 9 more No. 1 hits. His latest being “Losing Sleep” from his seventh studio album.