Chris Young Shares the Story Behind His Kane Brown Collab, ‘Famous Friends’

Chris Young, Kane Brown -Famous Friends
Chris Young, Kane Brown -Famous Friends
Chris Young, Kane Brown -Famous Friends

Chris Young and Kane Brown started the year on a high note as their latest collaboration, “Famous Friends,” was the most-added single at country radio this week with a total 53 combined Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase stations.

Additionally, “Famous Friends” has already made its way to No.36 on Billboard and No.45 on the Country Aircheck/Mediabase chart.

The feel-good song tributes the superstars’ hometown roots while celebrating everyday heroes, like teachers, preachers and police officers. The track even gives a shoutout to their actual hometowns – Rutherford County, Tenn. (Young) and Hamilton County, Ga. (Brown) – as well as Davidson County, Tenn. where their adopted hometown of Nashville is located.

“Famous Friends” was co-written by Young alongside Cary Barlowe and Corey Crowder during a tour stop in Tampa, Fla.  

“‘Famous Friends’ was one of those songs that we started on the bus and we were just hoping to write something cool and different. And, kind of give it that new spin on a small town, or just your hometown song, and the people that you grew up with,” Young recalls. “That whole idea kind of morphed into this song.”

Once the song was complete, Young had the idea to send it to Brown and the rest is history. 

“I sent it to Kane, just over text message, and he said he wanted to be part of it. And, it really has just taken a life all its own,” he says, adding, “It’s so cool seeing people respond to this one.”

Brown and Young previously collaborated on the track “Setting the Night on Fire,” which appeared on the deluxe edition of Brown’s self-titled debut album. The singer/songwriters also toured together during Chris Young’s Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour.

“Famous Friends” is available to stream and purchase now.

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