Country megastar, Chris Young brought the 2018 trend of name-dropping fellow country artists in songs with us to 2019 in his brand new track “Raised on Country.” The song’s debut, follows Young’s number 1 hit, “Hangin’ On.” The new track is the first of many new songs coming from the artist this year, and possibly, the first song off his next studio album.
“Raised on Country” is an upbeat, head-bopping song, that is as country as country gets. Young name-drops some of his favorite old-school country singers, in the catchy chorus, including, George Strait, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Joe Diffie. “I was raised on Merle / raised on Willie / Got my Honky Tonk attitude from Joe Diffie / Daddy daddy did it too / it’s a family tradition / IF someone cranks it up, you can’t help but listen / My upbringing sounds like George Strait singing / And I gotta give props to the radio, ‘cause if you know me / I was raised on country.”
The song, co-written, by Young, Corey Crowder, and Cary Barlowe is the perfect transition into the next phase of artistry for the singer, giving fans a song to jam out to all year long. On Twitter, the Grammy-nominated vocalist promoted his new song, calling “Raised on Country” one of his favorites. “Right now one of my favorite songs I have ever written drops… I remember listening to country music on the radio as I grew up and I fell in love with it. This is an anthem/a party/ and an ode to what I love. Enjoy!!! Here we go!.”
Young just wrapped up his 2018 headlining ‘Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour,’ with special guests Dan + Shay and Morgan Evans back in December. We were lucky enough to catch the singers last month, in the second to last show of the tour. Young does not currently have any United States scheduled shows for this year, but he will be performing in England in May. For more information head to chrisyoungcountry.com.
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