Chris Young’s Goal for 2021 Is to ‘Pace Everything’ Amid Pandemic

Chris Young is ready to be back on the road. The 35-year-old planned on being on his Town Ain’t Big Enough Tour in 2020, which of course was canceled because of the pandemic. While Young is cautiously optimistic about being able to be back in front of his fans this year, Young is willing to wait until it is safe, for everyone.

“I have been busy,” Young, who is working on a new album, told CMT‘s Cody Alan. “I know everybody is going to want to continue to be busier and busier, and hopefully, as things start to loosen up a little bit from restrictions, I just want to make sure I don’t have to cancel.”

“Canceling is the worst thing ever,” he added. “Sometimes it happens, but that’s my goal is to be real cognizant of that this year.”

Now that Young has had so much time at home, the Tennessee native says he is choosing to be grateful for the unexpected time away from the spotlight.

“I feel like I had enough time to be introspective last year,” Young shared. “I am not going to take that for granted. But, I think that kind of plays into what I kind of left as, not necessarily a resolution this year, but I just want to make sure I pace everything.”

Young’s latest single, from his upcoming Raised on Country record, is “Famous Friends,” appropriately sung with his good friend, Kane Brown.

“This song is a piece of me, and it means a lot because it’s honest and it’s real-life,” Young said of the song, now in the Top 40. “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.”