Chris Young Left Speechless After Kane Brown Collab ‘Famous Friends’ Hits No.1

Chris Young and Kane Brown’s red-hot collaboration, “Famous Friends,” reached the top spot on the country radio chart this week. …


Lauren Jo Black

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July 4, 2021


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Chris Young and Kane Brown’s red-hot collaboration, “Famous Friends,” reached the top spot on the country radio chart this week. 

Young couldn’t contain his excitement after receiving the news and took to social media to express his gratitude to those who made it happen. 

“Finding out you have the number one song in Country Music is such a crazy feeling,” he wrote. “My career started with a #37 #52 #37 in that order. If you had asked me if I ever thought I’d be celebrating my 12th number one… just wow… no words.”

He went on to thank his good friend for joining him on the song and country radio for supporting it. 

“Kane Brown so proud to share this one with you brother,” Young shared. “Thank you to anyone reading this, Corey Crowder and Cary Barlowe (my co-writers and CC is my coproducer), and all of Country Radio for sending this one to the top!!!” 


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“Famous Friends” is also the title track of Young’s forthcoming 14-track album, arriving on August 6. 

The album features several of Young’s famous friends, including Brown on “Famous Friends,” Lauren Alaina on the previously released “Town Ain’t Big Enough,” and Mitchell Tenpenny on “At the End of a Bar.” Additionally, the project features background vocals from Sarah Buxton, Hillary Lindsey and Shay Mooney. 

“I know I’ve said it before, but I honestly can’t say it enough – I am so excited to be releasing my new album,” Young previously shared in a statement. “There are so many incredibly talented artists, songwriters and producers – all friends of mine – who helped make this album possible. Having friends share their talents as collaborators, songwriters, producers and more, it’s only natural to call the album ‘Famous Friends.’”

Young and Brown teamed up to release the “Famous Friends” music video this spring. Click below to watch. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.