Chris Young Teases Faith-Filled New Song, ‘If That Ain’t God’

Chris Young offered fans a taste of new music on Wednesday (May 27) with the release of a snippet of…


Lauren Jo Black

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May 28, 2020


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Chris Young offered fans a taste of new music on Wednesday (May 27) with the release of a snippet of a new song called “If That Ain’t God.”

Young teased the uplifting, faith-filled track across his social media accounts. Although he shared only the first verse and chorus, the song’s message immediately resonated with fans, who went on to beg the country hitmaker to release the full song.

“If That Ain’t God” finds Young recognizing God’s presence after hearing a news story about a boy in his hometown who beat cancer. Reminiscent of the ’90s country era, the track is a true story song. Songs like this are what country music was built on and where Young shines the brightest.

“If that ain’t God/ If that ain’t him/ If that ain’t the man upstairs somewhere lookin’ down on us again/ Don’t it make you wanna pray/ Don’t it make you wanna live/ If that ain’t God/ If that ain’t God/ I don’t know what is,” Young sings on the chorus.

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Fans have been patiently waiting for Young to release the follow-up to his 2017 Losing Sleep album. The singer/songwriter had originally planned to release a new album in 2019, however, that album release was shifted and no new plans have been revealed yet.

Throughout the past year, Young has shared a few new tracks with fans, including “Raised On Country,” the deeply emotional “Drowning” and “Town Ain’t Big Enough,” a duet with Lauren Alaina. He also teased a collaboration with Kane Brown that is likely to appear on his forthcoming project.

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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.