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Chris Young: ‘Famous Friends’ – Album Review

Chris Young’s new album Famous Friends, released today, August 6th is his first record in nearly four years and features collaborations with his own famous friends, including Kane Brown, Lauren Alaina, and Mitchell Tenpenny. Read our full review below.

Since bursting onto the country music scene with his debut album nearly fifteen years ago, Chris Young has been one of country music’s mainstay voices. Today, August 6, the crooner released his follow up to 2017’s Losing Sleep, featuring fourteen new songs, all but one of which he co-wrote. Young also lent his hand to producing the album alongside frequent collaborators Corey Crowder, Mark Holman, and Chris DeStefano.

“I know I’ve said it before, but I honestly can’t say it enough – I am so excited to be releasing my new album,” shared Young in a statement. “There are so many incredibly talented artists, songwriters, and producers – all friends of mine – who helped make this album possible. Having friends share their talents as collaborators, songwriters, producers, and more, it’s only natural to call the album Famous Friends.

The album opens with the one-two punch of the previously-released “Raised on Country” and “Famous Friends,” setting the stage for the collection which weaves seamlessly through moving ballads and rowdy party tracks. If not for the huge success of “Famous Friends” ft. Kane Brown, the album would’ve been named Raised On Country, which would’ve been equally fitting.

Keeping in line with the record’s title, Young enlists some of his famous friends on other tracks, including “Town Ain’t Big Enough,” a stirring duet with Lauren Alaina that was co-written by Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney. Meanwhile, Mitchell Tenpenny appears on and co-wrote “At the End of the Bar,” with Young and Chris DeStefano. The song celebrates the “million things that you can find” at the end of the bar, including your true love or next broken heart.

Young shows his softer side on “Rescue Me,” “Break Like You Do,” and “Love Looks Good On You.” On “Love Looks Good On You,” which has almost a 60s, doo-wop feel, Young slips into his falsetto as he celebrates the love he’s found, crooning about how good a woman in love looks. Meanwhile on “Break Like You Do,” he’s struggling to recover from a breakup as he watches his former flame move on. “I see you’re doing well // Well, I’m not // Got someone new in your life // Well, I don’t,” He sings regretfully. “I been busy wantin’ you back // And you been busy movin’ on way too fast.”

It’s not all love and ballads on Famous Friends, with Young blowing the roof off on the anthemic and rowdy “One of Them Nights” that screams of future concert opener.  There’s also “Hold My Beer Watch This,” a tongue-in-cheek ode to those bad decisions made while drinking.

The album ends with “Tonight We’re Dancing,” which gives off “Getting You Home Vibes.” Young isn’t messing around here; he’s turning down the lights and making a magical night for one special lady. “So tonight we’re dancing // Barefoot in the kitchen // Spinning alone to a George Strait song // You Look So Good In Love,” he croons. “And when it’s just us // All I wanna do is stare into your eyes all night long // Heart to heart // Hand in hand.”

Of Famous Friends, Young says, “I want people to fall in love with it, blow their speakers listening to it, dance to it, party along with it, cry to it, just live it – and I can’t wait to start playing this new music on the road soon.”

It’s safe to say he’ll have no problem with those goals for Famous Friends, as there are definitely songs to dance to, cry to, fall in love to, and maybe most importantly, fall in love with.

Famous Friends Tracklist:

  1. Raised on Country – Chris Young/Cary Barlowe/Corey Crowder
  2. Famous Friends (with Kane Brown) – Chris Young/Cary Barlowe/Corey Crowder
  3. Town Ain’t Big Enough (with Lauren Alaina) – Chris Young/Cary Barlowe/Corey Crowder/Shay Mooney
  4. Drowning – Chris Young/Corey Crowder/Josh Hoge
  5. Rescue Me – Chris Young/Josh Hoge/Mark Holman/MatthewMcGinn/Christian Davis Stalnecker
  6. Break Like You Do – Chris Young/Chris DeStefano/Matt Rogers/Anthony Smith
  7. At the End of a Bar (with Mitchell Tenpenny) – Chris Young/Chris DeStefano/Mitchell Tenpenny
  8. Love Looks Good on You – Chris Young/Chris DeStefano/Ashley Gorley
  9. One of Them Nights – Chris Young/Chris DeStefano/Rhett Akins
  10. When You’re Drinking – Chris Young/Chris DeStefano/Matt Rogers/Anthony Smith
  11. Cross Every Line – David Garcia/Hillary Lindsey/Chase McGill
  12. Hold My Beer Watch This – Chris Young/Cary Barlowe/Corey Crowder
  13. Best Seat in the House – Chris Young/Sarah Buxton/Corey Crowder
  14. Tonight We’re Dancing – Chris Young/Josh Gleaves/Josh Phillips

Our Picks:

  1. “Famous Friends”
  2. “At the End of the Bar
  3. “Break Like You Do”
  4. “One of Them Nights”
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Chris Young’s new album, ‘Famous Friends,’ is out now, August 6th

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Chris Young announcements and releases.

To keep up with Chris Young, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Famous Friends is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

5 Things to Know About Chris Young’s New Album ‘Famous Friends’

As we anticipate the release of Chris Young’s new album Famous Friends, due out Friday, August 6th, we’re sharing five things to know about the record that we learned from a recent interview with the singer.

  1. The title track to the new record “Famous Friends” was intended to be a multi-faceted story that is relatable to fans.

“There is an angle to this that is supposed to be what’s going to click with everybody that hears it. It’s not what you think when you first see the title. […] We’re really taking the hat off to all the people that might not be famous to everybody else but they’re famous to you, to your hometown, to your friends.”

 

  1. The new record is full of collaborations and duets, which inspired Young to name the record ‘Famous Friends.’

“There are more guest appearances on this project than I ever had before. […] From producers to writers to players, there are so many people that got involved in this, whether they are well-known to the outside world or whether they’re well-known to the circle of Nashville songwriters or Nashville music.”

 

  1. The new record marks the first time Young ever produced songs with collaborator and songwriter Chris DeStefano (“Aw Naw” “Losing Sleep”).

“We really spent a lot of time in the fifteen months trying out different production stuff and making sure all of the songs on the record have their own space.”

 

  1. Famous Friends was reinvented during quarantine and turned into an entirley new project far past the last four years when the project first started.

“A lot of the stuff… take “At The End of a Bar” specifically, that got written when it froze over in Nashville this year,” adding later, “There are so many songs that got written and cut during this period of time. Now fans get even more music with fourteen songs.”

 

  1. Young did not listen to the full album in order until he had a physical copy of it when it was ready to come out.

“I’ve done all of the tiny tweaks before sending it to masters […] When we get that first physical one in, I’ll grab a CD, get in my car and listen to it top-down once, and I’m like ‘alright, it’s complete.’”

 

Check-in with us on Friday, August 6th for a full review of Chris Young’s new album Famous Friends.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Chris Young announcements and releases.

To keep up with Chris Young, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

For the latest country music tunes, follow our  ‘New Country Music’ playlist for your weekly new music fix.

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Chris Young Releases New Single “Break Like You Do”

Chris Young’s new song “Break Like You Do” off his forthcoming record ‘Famous Friends’ is available everywhere now, July 23rd. This follows Young’s most recent single “One of them Nights” released earlier this month, as well as his song with Kane Brown, “Famous Friends” which went No. 1 just a few weeks ago.

“Break Like You Do” adds to Young’s growing list of recent releases ahead of his forthcoming album, Famous Friends, due out August 6th. The new song joins previously released tracks “Raised on Country”, “Famous Friends”, “Town Ain’t Big Enough”, “Drowning”, and “One of Them Nights”, all set to be a part of the full-length project.

“Break Like You Do” is a breakup song about one person who is taking the breakup a lot harder than the other. And what is making getting over that person even harder, is that they’re not hurting at all. They’ve moved on and are doing fine, but the other person is completely broken. As if missing them and still being in love wasn’t enough.

I don’t drink like you do, I can’t just have one // ‘Cause I’m still drinkin’ bout us, so I’ll probably get drunk // Wish I could laugh and dance on a Saturday night // Like you do, like goodbye ain’t even crossin’ your mind // Maybe you’re just good at gettin’ gone // Or I’m just really bad at movin’ on? // I’m still in love, girl, it’s true // What can I say? // I hate that I don’t break like you do”

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Chris Young’s new song “Break Like You Do” is out now, July 23rd

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Chris Young announcements and releases.

To keep up with Chris Young, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Break Like You Do” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Chris Young Releases Brand New Song “One of Them Nights”

Chris Young’s new song “One of Them Nights” is available now, July 9th on all streaming platforms. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the new music.

On the heels of Chris Young’s radio single “Famous Friends” featuring Kane Brown going number one on country radio, the singer is sharing even more music. Today, Young drops another jam entitled “One of Them Nights.”

This song has “tour” written all over it! “One of Them Nights” is a rowdy, feel-good song that will get everyone’s hearts pumping, during a live show. Young taps into his party-side on the brand new track. The new song is just another taste of what fans can expect from the entertainer’s upcoming album Famous Friends, due out on August 6th.

“Feels like one of them nights // Barbed wire, mud-tired, throw a pallet on the fire // We’ve been waiting all week // Shoes on the floorboards, creakin’ dance floor // sounds like a party to me // feels like one of them nights”

Young has a knack for weaving hard-hitting songs throughout his projects. “One of Them Nights” definitely fits the bill. Make sure to check back next month for our full review of the upcoming record!

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Chris Young’s new song “One of Them Nights,” is available now on all streaming platforms

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Chris Young announcements and releases.

To keep up with Chris Young, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“One of Them Nights” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Chris Young and Kane Brown Earn #1 Song with “Famous Friends”

Chris Young and Kane Brown earn #1 song with their collaboration “Famous Friends.” The song is officially the top song at country radio.

Back in November, Chris Young dropped a brand new song in collaboration with his buddy, fellow superstar Kane Brown. That song is of course, hit single, “Famous Friends.” Today, the track is the number one song at country radio.

Written by Young with Cary Barlowe and Corey Crowder, the song is an ode to amazing people in Rutherford, Hamilton, and Davidson Country, Tennessee, all places that are special to the singer. The twosome sing about local heroes like preachers, sheriffs, and teachers. The collaboration marks the second time Young and Brown have shared the mic on a song. Back in 2016, the singers released “Setting the Night on Fire” together.

“I’ve got some famous friends you’ve probably never heard of // But back in Rutherford County our crowd is second to none // You might not know ‘em here in this big city we’re in // But when I go back home I’ve got some famous friends // Yeah I do”

“Famous Friends” is the 12th official number one single for Young. For Brown, the song brings his total hits to seven. Quite a feat for talented artists!

Congrats to Chris Young and Kane Brown on their hit!

Join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Chris Young and Kane Brown announcements and releases.

To keep up with Chris Young follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

To keep up with Kane Brown, follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

“Famous Friends” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’  playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Chris Young Drops New Song “Rescue Me” Ahead of Forthcoming Album

Chris Young’s new song, “Rescue Me” is available now, June 11th, on all streaming platforms. The song marks the first peek at his forthcoming 8th studio album due out this August. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the new music.

Written by Chris Young with Christian Stalnecker, Josh Hoge, Mark Holman, and Matt McGinn, “Rescue Me” is a mid-tempo ballad about finding that special person who becomes the one you put before yourself, the person you’d do anything for, and the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. However, before making that commitment you want to make sure that person is ready to reciprocate those feelings and is ready to rescue you. It’s a beautiful track that teaches an important lesson that relationships should be an equal partnership and that everyone deserves to find their hero.

“But tell me, who is gonna rescue me? // ‘Cause it sure feels like I’m kryptonite // How you got me on one knee, with my hand out beggin’ for mercy. // Yeah, what’s a happy ending if I can’t get the girl? // What’s it matter if I save the world if you don’t promise me before you take this ring // And rescue me …”

Young first teased the song back in February, asking fans for feedback and if it should be included on his next album. This isn’t the first time the singer-songwriter has teased new music on social media. He previously shared “If That Ain’t God” and “In It”.

Luckily, we won’t have to wait long to hear the rest of the album. Young announced that his eighth studio album, Famous Friends, will be released on August 6thth. It’s been four years since the Tennessee Native released a full album and we can’t wait to listen!

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Chris Young’s new song, “Rescue Me” is available now, June 11th, on all streaming platforms

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Chris Young announcements and releases.

To keep up with Chris Young, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Rescue Me” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Chris Young and Kane Brown Collaborate on “Famous Friends”

Chris Young released a new song today, November 20th, with fellow country star, Kane Brown titled “Famous Friends,” available to buy, stream or download now.

Country star Chris Young pays homage to the people of Rutherford, Hamilton, and Davidson County, Tennessee in his new song “Famous Friends” featuring his good friend, Kane Brown. Written by Young, Cary Barlowe, and Corey Crowder, this fun track shouts out specific individuals that may not be known to the general public, but are big names back in their hometowns. Young and Brown have collaborated in the past with the song “Setting the Night on Fire,” on the deluxe version of Kane Brown’s debut album. This is Young’s first new release since “If That Ain’t God” back in July.

I’ve got some famous friends you’ve probably never heard of / But back in Rutherford County our crowd is second to none  / You might not know ‘em here in this big city we’re in  / But when I go back home I’ve got some famous friends

“This song is a piece of me, and it means a lot because it’s honest and it’s real-life,” Young shared in a recent press release. “Plus, Kane and I are good friends, and being able to have that history together, it adds a whole other level to the track. ‘Famous Friends’ is one of my favorite songs – it’s personal and it’s a lot of fun, so I’m glad it’s getting out there for people to hear it.”

Aside from this being their second song together, Young and Brown have an extensive history. Growing up, Brown was a huge fan of Young’s, winning his eleventh-grade talent show singing a rendition of Young’s hit song “Getting’ You Home.” His first live concert was seeing Young in support of Brad Paisley on his 2013 Beat This Summer Tour. The two later toured together on Young’s 2018 Losing Sleep Tour. Young performed “Drowning” at the 2019 CMT Artists of the Year special in honor of Brown’s drummer Kenny Dixon, who passed away in a car accident earlier that week. He recently won Performance of the Year at the 2020 CMT Awards for that performance.

Young has been slow to drop new music, with his last studio album being released back in October of 2017. However, we believe he is close to a new album, with “Famous Friends” being the fifth single he has put out since Losing Sleep. Others include “Drowning,” “If That Ain’t God,” “This Town Ain’t Big Enough” with Lauren Alaina, and his top-5 radio hit, “Raised on County.”

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Chris Young and Kane Brown’s, “Famous Friends” is available now, November 20

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Chris Young releases.

To keep up with Chris Young follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

To keep up with Kane Brown, follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

“Famous Friends” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’  playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

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Chris Young Announces New Single “Famous Friends” Features Kane Brown

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Kicking off your week with a cool announcement, Chris Young shared this morning on social media that his next radio single will feature none other than superstar Kane Brown. The track, “Famous Friends” was written by Young with long time collaborators Cary Barlowe and Corey Crowder and takes fans back to his roots, his hometown of Rutherford County, Tennessee. Available this Friday, November 20th, it is the first taste of new music from the Grammy-nominated artist in a few months. Young dropped the news for the first time on “The Quad with Chris Young” podcast today.

“I’ve got some famous friends you’ve probably never heard of But back in Rutherford County our crowd is second to none / You might not know ‘em here in this big city we’re in / But when I go back home I’ve got some famous friends” 

“This song is a piece of me, and it means a lot because it’s honest and it’s real-life,” shared Young in a press release. “Plus, Kane and I are good friends, and being able to have that history together, it adds a whole other level to the track. ‘Famous Friends’ is one of my favorite songs – it’s personal and it’s a lot of fun, so I’m glad it’s getting out there for people to hear it.”

Back in July, Young released “If That Ain’t God”, an uplifting and beautiful track that inspired so many during these tumultuous times. Fans can pre-order/pre-save “Famous Friends” here.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Chris Young releases.

To keep up with Chris Young follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

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Chris Young Plots The Town Ain’t Big Enough World Tour 2020

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In a week where huge artists are announcing tours, Chris Young has also let his fans know that this summer he is heading out on the Town Ain’t Big Enough World Tour kicking off in May. The tour will feature Scotty McCreery as direct support with special guest Payton Smith and a ‘Next From Nashville’ opening act. Young and his management team will personally pick each of the openers to give lucky artists a chance to play on the big stage.

“Everyone has been asking about this year since the last tour ended, so I’m happy I finally get to tell everybody about these shows,” shared Chris. “The ‘Town Ain’t Big Enough’ tour is gonna be the biggest one yet!”

Kicking off on May 28th in Detriot, the multi-platinum songwriter and recording artist will hit cities across the country and will add additional dates in the coming weeks. Live Nation is the official tour promoter and fans can first purchase tickets beginning Jan. 24th for select cities as part of Live Nation’s Country Megaticket at www.Megaticket.com.

New Yorkers will have two chances to catch the show when it comes to Holmdel, NJ at PNC Bank Arts Center on August 29th or Wantagh, NY at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on September 11th.

Heading to a show? Be sure to check out our Chris Young lyrics perfect for your Instagram captions. 

Dates for the Town Ain’t Big Enough World Tour below
May 28 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
May 29 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Music Center
May 30 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 10 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
June 12 Portland, OR Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
June 13 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater
June 20 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre
June 27 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
June 28 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 9 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
July 10 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
July 11 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater
July 24 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
July 25 Gilford, NH Bank of NH Pavilion
July 30 Brandon, MS Brandon Amphitheater
July 31 Tuscaloosa, AL The Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
August 1 Orange Beach, AL The Wharf Amphitheater
August 13 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
August 14 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
August 15 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
August 20 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 21 Rogers, AR Walmart AMP
August 22 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion
August 28 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center
August 29 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
September 11 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
September 12 Pittsburgh, PA S&T Bank Music Park
September 25 Atlanta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
September 26 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center

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Pop Star Gavin DeGraw and Chris Young Perform on CMT Crossroads

 

Grammy-nominated pop-star and New York native, Gavin DeGraw joined Chris Young on Friday night’s episode of CMT Crossroads. You can watch the full episode here:

The show began with the two artists on stage singing Young’s “Raised on Country”. The superstars were alternating lines, having a lot of fun with this top-5 song. DeGraw and Young spoke after the performance, sharing how both their grandfathers were musicians, vastly influenced by country music. DeGraw’s grandfather spoke highly of Nashville and its impact on rising musicians.

They then performed DeGraw’s “Sweeter”. Instead of alternating lines, they utilized their different vocal ranges to create stunning harmonies. Young knows his limits with his baritone voice, letting DeGraw take the lead on the chorus. Young’s number one song “I’m Coming Over” and DeGraw’s “Soldier” were next. After watching these performances, it’s like these two songs were made for collaborations; everything sounded so perfect. As DeGraw was stationed on the piano, Young got the audience involved, getting everyone to wave their arms back and forth at the end of “Soldier”.

“Sometimes you’re held accountable for whatever the material is; you’re a bit apprehensive of ‘how far can I push the envelope with lyrical content?’”, DeGraw said about “Soldier”. “That’s the fear as an artist, ‘am I going to alienate the listener of the one song with the other song I just put out because they don’t like the content?”

They changed gears on the next song; covering Paul McCartney’s “Maybe I’m Amazed”. Young handled backing vocals as DeGraw and his tenor voice were more suited for the lead on this performance. An extended guitar solo created a powerful ending to the 1970 hit song. The song Young was most excited to perform, “I Don’t Wanna Be” was next. The crowd was very into this one and DeGraw let his stage mate take the lead on the chorus.

The mood quickly changed however, as the two singer-songwriters went acoustic to perform Young’s current single, “Drowning”. Young wrote “Drowning” about a friend of his who passed away unexpectedly. He said he needed this song to help him get through that difficult time in his life. “When you’re writing songs, you’re writing them from a therapeutic place for yourself…and then there you are on stage performing this moment in front of everybody and it’s sometimes really is just hard to hold it together.”DeGraw sang the first verse on Young’s “Hangin’ On” as Young strummed his guitar. The show ended with DeGraw’s number one song, “Not Over You”.

The venue was packed with fans all eager to hear these two powerhouse vocalists perform and complement each other’s biggest hits. CMT Crossroads is always an incredible night of duets, allowing fans from different genres to come together and appreciate songs they may not have heard before.

There aren’t a ton of tour dates scheduled for either artist currently but stay tuned with their socials for more information:

Chris Young: InstagramTwitterFacebook.

Gavin DeGraw: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook.

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