Chris Young Raises the Bar With Electric Late-Night Anthem, ‘Double Down’
This song marks another look into Young’s next album dropping March 22.
Chris Young; Photo by John Shearer
After seeing an outpouring of love and support from fans in recent weeks, Young took to instagram to share that he had decided to fast track the song’s release as a way to say thank you. The tune, penned by Monty Criswell, Derek George and Tyler Reeve is one to lift spirits and ignite some rowdy energy for a night on the town.
“I really hope you guys enjoy this one. Crank it up, enjoy it and again, I appreciate you, I love you, thank you,” he shared on Instagram.
The country star captures the perfect soundtrack to throwing back a few under the neon lights of a honky tonk along with some sultry undertones that insinuate where the night might lead.
“Double down on a good time/ Paint the town, talkin’ real bright/ Neon redneck, head bobbin’ / To the hell yeah, honky tonk sound/ Get a little loud, stomp your boot heels/ Talkin’ plowed like a cornfield/ Two steppin’ shuffle, thumb on your buckle/ Raisin’ up trouble/ There goes another double down/ Double down, down, down,” Young delivers on the chorus.
Chris Young To Enter A New Musical Chapter
“Double Down” is set to appear on Young’s 9th studio album, Young Love & Saturday Nights, releasing March 22 via Sony Music Nashville. With 18 tracks, this collection marks the Murfreesboro, TN native largest project to date.
In addition to “Double Down,” fans have gotten to hear snippets of the album through advanced releases of songs like “Right Now,” “All Dogs Go To Heaven,” “Looking For You,” and the title track which also serves as Young’s current single. The vibrant tune, “Young Love & Saturday Nights,” is currently rising on the country charts at No. 35 on Billboard Country Airplay and No. 36 on Mediabase/Country Aircheck.
In a video announcing the upcoming project to his followers on social media, Young revealed that this new set of music marks a new chapter for him and further celebrates his love for country music.
Chris Young serves as a writer on 15 of 18 songs and also took on the role of sole producer on three of the songs. Plus, he shares co-producer credits with longtime creative partners, Chris DeStefano and Corey Crowder on the remainder of the tracks.
“This is what this album felt like it needed to be for me,” he says of the highly anticipated project. “It’s a little louder, a little more raw. Even the stripped-down songs are heavier. I love creating music and I love making it and the fact that I get to do that for a living is a pretty incredible thing.”
Pre-save Young Love & Saturday Nights HERE.
Another exciting announcement Chris Young recently shared is that he will be hitting the road this spring on his headlining Young Love & Saturday Nights 2024 Tour. The trek opens April 25 in Tulsa, OK and runs through May 18 where he will bring the tour to a close in Albuquerque, NM.
Joining Young on the road will be special guest Bryan Martin.
Prior to embarking on this run, Young will headline the upcoming Country Now Live event, which will benefit a fantastic cause – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
When & Where
The event will take place on Tuesday, February 27 at 6th & Peabody (423 6th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203) at 7 pm local time. Joining Young on the star-studded lineup of performers is BRELAND, Danielle Bradbery, Drake White, and Peytan Porter.
All proceeds from the Country Now Live event will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to support its lifesaving mission. St. Jude treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases, and thanks to fundraising efforts, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, housing, or food. Instead, they are able to focus on helping their children survive. Click HERE to learn more about St. Jude.
Tickets, which are priced at just $25 (plus applicable fees), are available for purchase now HERE.
For a full list of Chris Young’s upcoming shows, visit his official website.
Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.