I love classic cars, great country music and Chris Young so when he was announced as a performer at Taste of Country Music Festival 2017 I was very excited to get the chance to sit down and talk with him.

With a string of hit songs behind him, Chris Young is no stranger to the country scene. When he walked up the steps here at "Radio Row" in the Hunter Mountain Ski Resort in New York's Catskill Mountains, he was certainly a presence. A very tall and handsome man with a quiet demeanor. Interviews here, interviews there and all before a performance on stage in front of thousands of fans, he seemed a bit subdued. So, I needed to make him smile.

How did I do it? I told him that this was not really Taste of Country Music Festival 2017, this was actually his surprise birthday party. There it was, I lied to Chris Young, but I made him smile. My job here is done!