Chris Young and writers talk about “Famous Friends”
“With ‘Raised On Country,’ what we were trying to write was an anthem about the music I grew up on,” says Young. “And obviously, when you start talking about how you grow up and what shapes you outside of your town and the music you listened to, it’s definitely your friends. And I think that was kind of the seed in ‘Famous Friends.'” “For whatever reason,” says Crowder, “I just heard the flip, you know; ‘I got some famous friends/You’ve probably never heard of.’ Like, they’re famous in my hometown.” When Young was ready to write, he heard the riff, the title and the flip, and he took it one step further, suggesting they populate the lyrics with real people straight from his own life. “It’s true to his story, and that’s what makes it even cooler,” says Barlowe. Read the full story HERE.
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