Chris Young tributes Haggard, Willie Nelson and other greats in new song ‘Raised on Country’
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Chris Young has always been proud of his country roots and influences and in his new song "Raised on Country," he professes his love of country legends that have made him the artist he is today.

"Got a little southern drawl in my talk/ A little pickup truck on my highway/ Got a little boot stomp in my walk/ A little neon light in my Friday," Young opens the song before praising Tennessee whiskey.

He then name drops some of his favorites, singing, "I was raised on Merle, raised on Willie/ Got my honky-tonk attitude from Joe Diffie/ Daddy did too, it's family tradition." With his deep voice, Young then sings that his upbringing sounds like George Strait's singing, a country legend himself.

In the bridge of the song, Young tips his hat to Alan Jackson's "Chattahoochee" singing the line, "Learned a lot about livin' and a little 'bout love."

"Raised on Country," written by Young, Josh Hoge and Corey Crowder, is an ode to country radio airplay where the format still dominates the genre. There are no details as of yet on an upcoming project or touring dates but it's expected that he will release more information on an album within the year.

Young's latest single "Hangin' On" was released in March 2018 from his album Losing Sleep. The single peaked at No. 2 on the Airplay chart and No. 8 on the Hot Country Songs chart which compiles airplay, sales and streaming data.

Listen to Chris Young's brand new single above.