Just last month singer-songwriter, Chris Young and songstress Lauren Alaina unexpectedly joined forces on the Spotify House stage, during CMA Fest. The entertainers premiered their new duet, “Town Ain’t Big Enough,” live for an intimate group of fans at Blake Shelton’s Nashville bar, ‘Ole Red.’ The song is slated to be one of the tracks off Young’s forthcoming studio album, Raised on Country. The recorded version of the song was released today, making it Young’s third know album cut, alongside “Drowning” and the title track.
“Town Ain’t Big Enough” is a mid-tempo, slow-burn track that is perfect for a duet. The singers trade verses, showcasing their powerhouse voices, as they navigate the awkward and painful feelings associated with breaking up in a small town. Young sings “It messes me up like it always does / this town ain’t big enough,” as he talks about running into his ex’s friends and missing her. On the other hand, Alaina sings “I wish we could draw a line through the city.” Both singers deliver a catchy tune that is completely relatable for anyone who has ever experienced heartbreak.
Young will continue his headlining gig on his ‘Raised on Country Tour’ through the end of summer. We caught the tour back in May, which was the perfect show to kick off summer. For more information and a full list of dates, head to chrisyoungcountry.com. As for Alaina, she embarks on her first-ever headlining tour, ‘That Girl Was Me Tour’ this fall, making a stop in New York City on September 20th at Bowery Ballroom. She’s bringing rising country singer, Filmore along for the ride.
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