Chris Young Announces Release of ‘Young Love & Saturday Nights’

New music is coming from Chris Young, and soon. The Tennessee native announces the release of “Young Love & Saturday Nights,” a song that reminds Young of his early days in country music. David Bowie’s guitar lick on his “Rebel Rebel” song inspired “Young Love & Saturday Nights,” making Bowie a co-writer on the song, along with Ashley Gorley, Jesse Frasure and Josh Thompson.

“When I first heard this song, I immediately connected with the groove and the lyrics with nods to so many things I can personally relate to,” Young explains. “It made me think back to when I first got started playing country dive bars and it was the same kind of thing. I drove a beat-up truck to and from gigs where I played music hoping the audiences would relate… and if I’m being honest, hoping the girls would like it too.”

“Young love and Saturday nights are things that just go together and this feels like one of those big summer songs where you just want to roll the windows down, crank up the volume, and just drive around to it,” he adds.

The release of “Young Love & Saturday Nights” comes as Young is enjoying a Top 15 hit with “Looking For You.” Both songs are from Young’s next album.

“This actually just came from a place of, sometimes you’re looking for love and can’t find it,” the Grand Ole Opry member says of the song. “And then sometimes you’re like, ‘I give up,’ and it just smacks you in the face like a freight train out of nowhere.

“And I think a lot of people have been through that before where they just see somebody walk in, even if they weren’t looking for anyone, they just find someone and it’s like, ‘This is perfect,'” he continues. “And so that was kind of the genesis of the idea of this song.”

Young’s eponymous debut album came out in 2006. Since then, Young has been a mainstay on the charts, along with selling out large venues all over the country. While he had big dreams for his career when he was getting started, the 38-year-old admits his career has far surpassed some of his biggest aspirations.

“I’m incredibly grateful for anybody that’s followed my music, bought my music, streamed my music, bought a ticket, told me they liked something I did, did anything and everything,” Young told his record label earlier this year. “You’re not supposed to have a 17-year career in music, and I’m not done yet. So it’s pretty wild. I signed my record deal when I was 20. So sometimes it’s just kind of tough to wrap my head around.”

While Young has worked hard — really, really hard — he is profoundly thankful to see his hard work continue to pay off in his career.

“The biggest thing I can say is I’m just really grateful that I’ve been around this long and also really happy that it has not been a difficult 17 years,” Young said. “There are moments that have been difficult, but it’s been pretty damn awesome.“

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