THE POWER OF MUSIC...
After his elimination from season 5 of American Idol, this talented and charming former contestant has went on to achieve big things in both his musical and acting careers. From being named one of People Magazine's "Hottest Bachelors" in June 16, 2006, to receiving a Grammy nomination for his songwriting skills in 2007, Young has become a force to be reckoned with in the music and television industry.
Outside of Young's accomplishments post American Idol, he also has went on to use his platform to raise money for various charities and non-profit organizations. In January 2008, Young was named a Celebrity Ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), in which he appeared on their annual telethon from 2007 until 2012, helping raised thousands for the organization and people suffering from MDA . His philanthropic efforts and genuine passion for helping others makes us so honored to have him as this years musical headliner for the 2017 Power of the Purse.