Chris Young pays homage to his predecessors and country music icons Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Joe Diffie, George Strait, Alan Jackson and Hank Williams Jr. in his brand new single, “Raised On Country.” The lyrics include, “I was raised on Merle, raised on Willie
Got my Honky Tonk attitude from Joe Diffie, Daddy did too, it’s family tradition, When 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”
Chris is a co-writer on the song, which he tells us was a tall order. ["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 — and we were like, 'We really want just kind of a country anthem,' and those are so hard to write because it seems like it'd be super obvious but you just gotta come at it the perfect way and from the minute we started writing this song we knew we were on to something and that day I think I even said, 'This is definitely going on the record. Like, this is single potential,' and I can't wait for everybody to get raised on country."] SOUNDCUE (:31 OC: . . . raised on country.)
Chris will take his headlining Losing Sleep World Tour to the UK in May with special guest Lindsay Ell.