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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“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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