Last week, the multi-platinum entertainer, 11-time chart-topper and Grand Ole Opry member Chris Young debuted the rowdy music video for his latest hit, “Raised On Country.” Young, who is known for sticking to his traditional country roots, has been named by Associated Press as “one of Nashville’s finest traditionalists.” “Raised on Country” was co-written with Corey Crowder and Cary Barlowe, and the music video was filmed at the historic country radio station 650 WSM and at a local Nashville dive bar.
Directed by Peter Zavadil, Young and a couple of bandmates make their way into the legendary station to a surprised radio host. The musical threesome go “ON AIR” and give an entertaining performance. Before you know it, their energizing voices are radiating through a stereo at a hometown bar. In no time at all, the entire bar fills up with people listening to Young and his band singing. He gives credit to his musical influences during the chorus with lyrics, “I was raised on Merle, raised on Willie / Got my Honky Tonk attitude from Joe Diffie / Daddy did too, it’s 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”
According to Rolling Stone, Young said, “As a member of the Opry, I was honored to be allowed to film ‘Raised On Country’ in and around the WSM Radio Tower and the same airwaves where songs from my musical icons have played over the years.”
“Raised On Country” is certainly a huge indicator of the energy Young plans to bring to his live shows as he will be kicking off his 2019 “Raised on Country Tour” May 16th in Alpharetta, Georgia. Turn the volume up on your own speakers and check out this boisterous music video below.
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