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January 28, 2019


Multi-platinum RCA Nashville recording artist Chris Young officially impacts radio today with “Raised On Country”garnering 65 country station adds. Written by Young, Cary Barlowe and co-producer Corey Crowder, the new track is one of this week’s most-added songs at country radio. “Raised On Country” is available on all platformsHERE.

“A traditionalist in an era of boundary movers” (New York Times), the 33-year old entertainer pays homage to his predecessors and country music iconsMerle HaggardWillie NelsonJoe DiffieGeorge StraitAlan Jackson and Hank Williams Jr. in his new single.  “Raised On Country,” released on the heels of his eleventh No. 1 hit, “Hangin’ On,” has been received with praise from multiple music critics, including the following:

“With his booming Southern baritone and a sonic presence that often skews toward the conservative end of the spectrum, Chris Young has never been shy about his traditional country influence. But in a new single titled ‘Raised on Country,’ the Tennessee native spells it out in plain English.” – Rolling Stone Country

Chris Young takes a step back to take a step forward on his new song, ‘Raised on Country.’ The song gives a lyrical tip of the hat to some of the classic country artists that Young listened to in his own formative years, but it’s no throwback. Though the verse starts out with some appropriately twangy guitars in a fairly traditional rhythm figure, the chorus is pure modern-day radio-friendly country music with an irresistible hook that will have his fans singing along from the very first chorus and remembering the music of their own youth.” – Taste of Country

Chris Young is tracing his traditional roots in his new single, “Raised On Country.” The country crooner sings the praises of the genre he grew up on, while also tipping his hat to the singers of those songs.” – Sounds Like Nashville

“Chris name-checks influences Strait, Diffie, A.J., Merle, Willie and Bocephus in this funky, rollicking, lively, joyous bopper. A smile from ear to ear.” – Music Row

Leading up the release of “Raised On Country” earlier this month, Young offered fans the chance to vote on artists to cover and he  gave weekly acoustic performances of “Silver Wings” (Merle Haggard), “Chattahoochee” (Alan Jackson), “The Fireman” (George Strait) and “ Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox” (Joe Diffie). During his career thus far he has had the honor of recording with Willie Nelson – “Rose In Paradise” found on Young’s Platinum certified The Man I Want To Be – and Alan Jackson – “There’s A New Kid In Town” found on Young’s first-ever holiday album It Must Be Christmas. He’s also had the opportunity to tour with both Alan Jackson and George Strait.