Young was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the youngest of seven children. Unnamed at birth, an unknown person wrote “Young Mr. Hines” on the patient info sheet and it stuck.
He was raised in Griffin, Georgia, a small town 37 miles south of the Atlanta airport. Young eventually moved to Chicago and while there began recording demos in a home studio and selling them at shows and online.
One day he got an email from Brendan Benson containing a cover of Young’s song “Only in a dream.” A mutual friend had been painting at Benson’s residence and decided to listen to Young’s demos on the job.
Benson took the cd. Young traveled to Nashville not long after, to meet him formally and they ended up writing a song. He left his gig in Chicago and moved to Nashville immersing himself in the city’s live music scene.
Less than a year ago, Young took all of his demos to Brendan and they chose the songs for the upcoming album Give Me My Change.
Young is the first artist signed to Brendan’s label Readymade Records. Give Me My Change was recorded at an all analog studio, Welcome To 1979, located in Nashville, TN.
Young opened for The Raconteurs this past fall, at The Tabernacle Atlanta. This Spring on April 10th, Give Me My Change, is released on Readymade as well as Brendan Benson’s What Kind of World, April 21st.