Chris Young’s ‘Raised on Country’ Is as Traditional as Ever, Teaser Proves
Chris Young's new single "Raised on Country" will be shared in full on Friday (Jan. 4), but he's giving fans an early listen with a generous 30-second snippet.
Young's country cred is as evident as ever on the song, with its traditional instrumentation and his familiar, booming vocals:
A mesmerizing guitar lick kicks off the song before Young comes in with:
"Got a little southern drawl in my talk / A little pickup truck on my highway / Got a little boot stomp in my walk / Little neon light in my Friday / Got some Tennessee in my whiskey / Raise a cup up if you're with me."
Young first teased fans with a snippet of "Raised on Country" late last year, posted online in November prior to the CMA Awards.
"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 / 'Cause if you know me, I was raised on country," he sings on the track.
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In anticipation of his new music, Young has been covering the classics and allows fans to help decide the artist he covers. The Tennessee native has given fans an option of several classic country artists who have influenced him, including Alan Jackson, Merle Haggard, George Strait, Joe Diffie and Willie Nelson. So far he has covered Jackson's "Chattahoochee" as well as Strait's "The Fireman."
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