Chris Young Salutes His Country Music Heroes With Release of New Single, “Raised on Country” [Listen]

Chris Young Salutes His Country Music Heroes With Release of New Single, “Raised on Country” [Listen]

Chris Young will try to score the 12th No. 1 single of his career with the release of “Raised on Country,” which will impact country radio on Jan. 28.

Co-penned by Chris with frequent collaborators Corey Crowder and Cary Barlowe, “Raised on County” name-drops some of Chris’ country music heroes, including George Strait, Merle Haggard, Joe Diffie and Willie Nelson.

“This song is so crazy because when I wrote ‘Raised on Country,’ we were actually out on the road—it was me, Corey Crowder and Cary Barlowe,” says Chris. “And we were like, ya know, we really want just kind of a country anthem. And those are so hard to write, because it seems like they’d be super obvious, but you’ve just got to come at it the perfect way. From the minute we started writing this song, we knew we were on to something. That day, I think I even said, ‘This is definitely going on the record. This is single potential.’ I can’t wait for everyone to hear ‘Raised on Country.’”

“Raised on Country” will be the lead single from Chris’ upcoming eighth studio album, although no date has been set for its release. Chris recently topped the charts with his 11th No. 1 single, “Hangin’ On,” which was the second single from his 2017 album, Losing Sleep.

Listen to “Raised on Country” below.

photo by Jason Simanek

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