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Chris Young says he never takes making an album for granted.  The country star admits he' thrilled to see his fourth studio effort, A.M., arriving in stores today. 

Young adds that making records is never easy for him, but he wouldn't have it any other way.  The singer explains that he has to "think about so many things," because each album is different from what came before. 

He says he believes his albums also need to reflect not only where he is now, but give a sense of direction for the future.