Chris Young Releases Uplifting, Faith-Filled New Song, ‘If That Ain’t God’

Chris Young; Photo by Matthew Berinato
Chris Young; Photo by Matthew Berinato
Chris Young; Photo by Matthew Berinato

Chris Young debuted his poignant new single “If That Ain’t God” on Friday (July 3).

“If That Ain’t God” finds Young recognizing God’s presence after hearing a news story about a boy in his hometown who beat cancer. Reminiscent of the ’90s country era, the track is a true story song. Songs like this are what country music was built on and where Young shines the brightest.

“It’s just a positive, uplifting message,” the singer told PEOPLE. “It’s talking about some of the things in life that you take for granted, whether it’s little stuff or big stuff, and you look around and you’re like, ‘Man, if that ain’t God, I don’t know what is.’”

“It’s such a special song,” Young continued. “I think right now a lot of people can use this. It’s just a positive, uplifting message. It’s talking about some of the things in life that you take for granted, whether it’s little stuff or big stuff, and you look around and you’re like, ‘Man, if that ain’t God, I don’t know what it is.’ I was jealous that I had never thought of that title on my own before, because it’s just a brilliantly written song. [Writers Matt Roy, Mitchell Oglesby and Greylan James] allowing me to be a part of it and put my own spin on it meant the world to me.”

The uplifting, faith-filled track was written by Matt Roy, Mitchell Oglesby and Greylan James.

“If that ain’t God/ If that ain’t him/ If that ain’t the man upstairs somewhere lookin’ down on us again/ Don’t it make you wanna pray/ Don’t it make you wanna live/ If that ain’t God/ If that ain’t God/ I don’t know what is,” Young sings on the chorus.

Fans have been patiently waiting for Young to release the follow-up to his 2017 Losing Sleep album. The singer/songwriter had originally planned to release a new album in 2019, however, that album release was shifted and no new plans have been revealed yet.

Throughout the past year, Young has shared a few new tracks with fans, including “Raised On Country,” the deeply emotional “Drowning” and “Town Ain’t Big Enough,” a duet with Lauren Alaina. He also teased a collaboration with Kane Brown that is likely to appear on his forthcoming project.

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