Listen To Chris Young and Kane Brown’s ‘Famous Friends’ Collab
Chris Young and Kane Brown tribute their hometown roots in their just-released collaboration, “Famous Friends.” The high octane duet finds…
Chris Young, Kane Brown
Chris Young and Kane Brown tribute their hometown roots in their just-released collaboration, “Famous Friends.”
The high octane duet finds the superstars giving a shoutout to their hometowns – Rutherford County, Tenn. (Young) and Hamilton County, Ga. (Brown) – as well as Davidson County, Tenn. where their adopted hometown of Nashville is located.
The infectious duet is all about celebrating life’s everyday heroes, like teachers, preachers and police officers, who are famous in their small towns. In a year like 2020, the song couldn’t be more timely.
“I’ve got some famous friends you’ve probably never heard of/ But back in Rutherford County our crowd is second to none/ You might not know ‘em here in this big city we’re in/ But when I go back home I’ve got some famous friends,” Young sings on the first chorus.
“Famous Friends” was co-written by Young alongside Cary Barlowe and Corey Crowder during a tour stop in Tampa, Fla. Young and Brown initially teased the track on social media in May. The overwhelming response prompted Young to release the full song now and send it to country radio in early 2021.
“This song is a piece of me and it means a lot because it’s honest and it’s real-life,” Young says. “Plus, Kane and I are good friends and being able to have that history together, it adds a whole other level to the track. ’Famous Friends’ is one of my favorite songs – it’s personal and it’s a lot of fun, so I’m glad it’s getting out there for people to hear it.”
Brown and Young previously collaborated on the track “Setting the Night on Fire,” which appeared on the deluxe edition of Brown’s self-titled debut album. The singer/songwriters also toured together during Chris Young’s Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour.
“Famous Friends” is available to stream and purchase now.
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