Chris Young Releases Lauren Alaina Duet, Extends Tour

As the anticipation for his new album continues to build, Chris Young is giving fans another taste of new music…


Lauren Jo Black

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July 12, 2019


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Chris Young, Lauren Alaina; Photos by Andrew Wendowski

As the anticipation for his new album continues to build, Chris Young is giving fans another taste of new music with the release of “Town Ain’t Big Enough,” his duet with Lauren Alaina.

The song features a familiar storyline, in which a couple breaks up and continues to cross paths in their small town.

“Your friends and mine run into each other all the time/ Seems like there ain’t no place to run/ This town ain’t big enough for both of us/This town ain’t big enough,” they sing throughout the chorus.

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The breakup anthem was co-written by Young with Cary Barlowe, Corey Crowder and Dan+ Shay’s Shay Mooney. Mooney also provides background vocals on the song.

“I’ve been through plenty of breakups,” Young shared with Entertainment Tonight of the inspiration behind the song. “It’s that feeling of not just you, but OK, my friends run into your friends and I have to hear about it too. It could be a town with two stop lights or it could be Atlanta. It’s just one of those things where there’s that much love and that many feelings pinned up… it’s just tough.”

Available everywhere now, “Town Ain’t Big Enough” will also appear on the superstar’s forthcoming Raised On Country album.

On top of debuting his new collaboration with Lauren Alaina, Young also just announced plans to extend his headlining Raised On Country Tour. With 19 newly-added dates, the tour will now run through November 23. Eli Young Band and Matt Stell will join him on the just-added dates.

For additional information on Chris Young’s tour, visit his official website.

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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.