Rising country music star Chris Lane collaborated with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Tori Kelly for a sweet new track called “Take Back Home Girl.” Lane announced the single’s release on Sept. 29 via Twitter, after teasing its impending arrival on Sept. 27. In an ET interview the “Fix” singer named Kelly as his “dream collaboration partner” and the first person he thought of for doing this duet.
“Take Back Home Girl” is an upbeat, fun, and romantic song that describes the many virtues of being with the kind of girl you’d want to “take back home” to meet your family and friends. She’s a “wake up in pajamas, not a trace of makeup on” girl who can “help her fix it, having breakfast with my momma.” Kelly’s silky, R & B-infused vocals boast more of a country vibe for this track, which marks her first foray into the genre. Their voices blend beautifully as the chorus swells: “I wanna drive real slow down a no lane road, to a house on a hill where the wild things grow …”
Chris Lane made big waves last year with his critically-acclaimed breakout album Girl Problems. Fans have been eagerly awaiting its follow-up. “Take Back Home Girl” marks the first release from the promise of his next album. The song was co-written by Hillary Lindsey, Josh Miller and David Garcia. His infectious single “Fix” shot to the top of Billboard’s US Country Airplay Chart last year. “Fix” is packed with plenty of catchy hooks and it seems like “Take Back Home Girl” is following suit. Could this be Lane’s next big hit?
Tori Kelly caught mainstream music attention with her 2015 debut studio album Unbreakable Smile which notably debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. It spawned two hit singles “Nobody Love” and “Should’ve Been Us.” She notably won the Billboard Women in Music Breakthrough Artist Award the same year as well as a Best New Artist Grammy nomination last year. She opened for Ed Sheeran at Madison Square Garden in 2013 and supported Sam Smith on his In the Lonely Hour Tour in 2014.
Chris Lane has opened for huge country acts like The Band Perry, Chris Young and Florida Georgia Line. He’ll be embarking on his own Take Back Home Tour on Oct. 25 with an AXS-ticketed stop at Rams Head Live! In Baltimore Maryland (Click here for tickets). Click here for a full list of AXS-ticketed Chris Lane live shows and stay tuned to AXS for updates.