Country music played a major role in Chris Young's life growing up, and his new single is a tribute to the artists of his childhood. Readers can press play above to hear "Raised on Country."

"I was raised on Merle / Raised on Willie / Got my honky-tonk attitude from Joe Diffie / Daddy did too, it's family tradition," Young sings in the chorus of "Raised on Country." "When someone cranks it up, you can't help but listen / My upbringing sounds like George Strait singin' / And I've gotta give props to the radio / 'Cause if you know me, I was raised on country."

Young also references quite a bit of familiar country imagery in the upbeat new song: pickup trucks, Tennessee whiskey, Southern accents and stomping boots. In the bridge, he nods to Alan Jackson's "Chattahoochee": "Learned a lot about livin' and a little 'bout love."

In October, Young told The Boot that he's "been in the studio constantly," and was "really excited" about the new music he's been working on. He first teased the release of "Raised on Country" in November, but further details about his next project have yet to be announced, however.

Young's most recent single, "Hangin' On," recently became his 11th No. 1 single. The song is his fifth consecutive No. 1 song, following "I’m Comin’ Over," "Think of You," "Sober Saturday Night" and "Losing Sleep."

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