As beautiful as Chris Young’s ballads are, it is equally impressive when he opens up and waits on one of the rowdy, boot-stomping tempo tunes that whips the crowds into a frenzy at his live shows. If you haven’t been to one of his shows, though, you can get an idea of the energy they pack in the new music video for his song “Raised On Country.”
Released on March 15, the video was partially shot at the legendary WSM Radio Tower, which was the tallest radio tower in the world when it was built in 1932 and explains why the Opry could be heard coast to coast. The remainder of the video was filmed at one of Nashville’s hottest dive bars, Twin Kegs.
“As a member of the Opry, I was honored to be allowed to film ‘Raised On Country’ in and around the WSM Radio Tower and the same airwaves where songs from my musical icons have played over the years,” Chris said in a statement. “It was a long day and I had a lot of fun filming the video, even in the scenes where we had debris flying in our faces inside the studio.”
The Tennessee native was joined by longtime bandmates Kevin Collier and Ryan Haas for the shoot, and they’ll be joined by the rest of the band, along with Chris Janson, Dylan Scott, LoCash, and Jimmie Allen for the “Raised On Country Tour,” which kicks off May 16 in Alpharetta, Georgia.
“Raised On Country” is the first song released from what will be Chris’ eighth studio album. No title or release date has been announced for the new collection.