Chris Young’s ‘Famous Friends’ Album Arrives August 6

“I can’t wait to start playing this new music on the road soon,” he shares.


Lauren Jo Black

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June 11, 2021


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Chris Young; Photo by Jeff Johnson

Chris Young has a new album on the way! 

The country superstar revealed the news on Friday, June 11, and shared that the 14-track project, dubbed Famous Friends, will arrive on August 6.  

The project includes several of Young’s famous friends, including Kane Brown on the Top 5 and climbing title track, 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 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.’”

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Along with the album announcement, the country hitmaker also released a brand new track: “Rescue Me.” 

“I think ‘Rescue Me’ is such a cool twist on the typical love song concept,” he shared of the song he co-wrote with Josh Hoge, Mark Holman, Matthew McGinn and Christian Davis Stalnecke. “People were already falling in love with it just based off short social teases. It’s something special and I’m proud to have helped write it and produce it alongside Mark Holman.”

This is Young’s eighth studio album and first new album since the release of his 2017 project, Losing Sleep.

“I want people to fall in love with it, blow their speakers listening to it, dance to it, party along with it, cry to it, just live it – and I can’t wait to start playing this new music on the road soon,” he said. 

1. Raised on Country
2. Famous Friends (with Kane Brown)
3. Town Ain’t Big Enough (with Lauren Alaina)
4. Drowning
5. Rescue Me
6. Break Like You Do
7. At the End of a Bar (with Mitchell Tenpenny)
8. Love Looks Good on You
9. One of Them Nights
10. When You’re Drinking
11. Cross Every Line
12. Hold My Beer Watch This
13. Best Seat in the House
14. Tonight We’re Dancing

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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.