Chris Young’s New Song Features Legendary Rocker Co-Write
Chris Young has announced the release of his new song “Young Love & Saturday Nights” on Friday (7/21). The new song leans into David Bowie’s “Rebel Rebel” signature guitar lick. It makes the legendary rocker a writer on the song alongside Ashley Gorley, Jesse Frasure, and Josh Thompson.
Chris said, “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. It made me think back to when I first got started playing country dive bars. 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.”
He added, “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.”
Tracked at the newly renovated Sony Music Publishing Studios Nashville, “Young Love & Saturday Nights” makes Young the first major artist to record in the updated studio where many iconic albums have been produced from top names such as Brooks & Dunn, Tracy Lawrence, Big & Rich and more.
Chris and Jelly Roll have something in common that not many country stars do: They are both native Tennesseans. Jelly Roll comes from South Nashville, and Chris comes from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, about half an hour’s drive from Nashville.
During a recent interview, Young talked about his new friend, who recently scored three 2023 CMT Music Awards. He said, “I’m just not even going to talk about me because, at this point, I just want to talk about him. And how welcoming and awesome and polite and nice that guy is. And you know, he’s just having such a cool run right now.”
He added, “I remember talking about this music he’s putting out like, I think, well over a year ago. And it’s just amazing to see him having the moment he’s having.”