Chris Young and Kane Brown unveiled the music video for their Top 25 and climbing collaborative hit single “Famous Friends” on Thursday, March 25.
The clips opens with Young driving to pick up his collaborator Kane Brown, to drive around to a few of the counties mentioned during the track to introduce their real life famous friends. Including a firefighter, dog walker, teacher, musician, cook, football player and more. Intertwined with their famous friend introduction clips, was live performance footage of the superstars performing on a rooftop in Nashville.
Watch the “Famous Friends” music video below.
Additionally, the music video marked the first time that Young and Brown performed the song live together.
“[Kane and I] are shooting a video for it [“Famous Friends”] coming up very soon, so that’ll technically be the first time we perform it,” Young previously told Country Now, “We’ve got some cool stuff in the works with this song. There’s a whole lot we’re gonna do with this.”
The superstar pairing comes as a “full circle” moment for Brown as he admits that Young “really helped” him find his “voice” and is ultimately who “got him into singing.” Since the song was written, Young said there was no one else he’d rather have on the track than his own famous friend Kane Brown.
“He was the first person that popped in my head,” Young revealed in an interview with WIN 98.5. “I was like, ‘I want to do this, I want to add somebody else to this and it’d be really cool if it was me and Kane,’ because I’ve guested on his stuff before, but I’ve never had him guest on something of mine.” Young continued to explained, “The biggest thing for me, as far as why I asked Kane, is because we ARE friends and it extends further than just the ‘Hey, you’re friends, because you’re both in music together.’ He really liked my music, and he had been writing with some mutual friends of ours, and they kind of put us together in the writing room. So I met him a long time ago, actually, I think before he was on Sony.”
Young continued to share that it “was really cool” to get to know Brown and to have “that basis of a friendship, especially for a moment like this, where it kind of comes full circle.”
Young released the duet with Brown in late November 2020, the song finds both Brown and Young trading vocals while dropping the names of some of their “famous friends” and the three counties that mean a lot to them including Rutherford County in Young’s hometown of Murfreesboro, TN, Kane’s hometown of Hamilton County (on the Tennessee and Georgia border) and Davidson County which is Nashville where both of the singers currently live.
“Famous Friends” was co-written by Young alongside Cary Barlowe and Corey Crowder.