Chris Young Pens Emotionally-Charged Tribute to Late Friend with New Song “Drowning”

Following an emotionally-charged performance of “Drowning” during his Opry appearance last week, Chris Young has released the intimate track to all digital and streaming services today. The grief-soaked song was penned in tribute to Adam, a close friend of Chris’s who passed…

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Posted on June 14, 2019

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Following an emotionally-charged performance of “Drowning” during his Opry appearance last weekChris Young has released the intimate track to all digital and streaming services today. The grief-soaked song was penned in tribute to Adam, a close friend of Chris’s who passed away several years ago.

“When I wrote this song with Corey Crowder and Josh Hoge, we each thought of someone that we lost way too soon. For me, it was one of my best friends, Adam. Missing you comes in waves and tonight I’m drowning. This one is for you, brother,” shared Chris last night on social media.

Written by Young with Corey Crowder and Josh Hoge, the raw lyrics and vulnerable vocals expose the realities of loss and grief.

So tonight I’m gonna pull out pictures, ones with you in ’em
Laugh and cry a little while reminiscing
By myself, I can’t help that all I think about is
How you were taken way too soon
It ain’t the same here without you
I gotta say, missing you comes in waves
And tonight I’m drowning

“Drowning” is available now at http://smarturl.it/CYDrowning and will be included on his upcoming album, Raised On Country, releasing later this year. “Raised On Country” (#12 Billboard/Mediabase) is Chris’s latest single and the title track to his arena and amphitheater headlining tour which resumes this week at Boston, MA’s Xfinity Center and tomorrow at Hartford, CT’s Xfinity Theatre.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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