Chris Young’s “Famous Friends” Album is Dropping This Summer

The highly-anticipated eighth studio album is set for release on August 6, 2021.

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After teasing new music for years, Chris Young has finally revealed that his his eighth studio album is coming this summer.

The long overdue project, titled Famous Friends, is one longtime listeners have been waiting patiently for. The release of Famous Friends will be Young’s first new since 2017; a time gap that has not gone unnoticed by both fans and Young himself.

Led by the Billboard and Mediabase top 5 and rising title track with Kane Brown, the 14-song project features several more of Chris’s famous friends, including collaborations with Lauren Alaina and Mitchell Tenpenny, plus background vocals from Sarah BuxtonHillary Lindsey and Shay Mooney.

“I know I’ve said it before, but I honestly can’t say it enough – I am so excited to be releasing my new album,” shared Chris in a statement. “There are so many incredibly talented artists, songwriters and producers – all friends of mine – who helped make this album possible. Having friends share their talents as collaborators, songwriters, producers and more, it’s only natural to call the album ‘Famous Friends.’”

Young recently opened up to People about the album’s title, and why “Famous Friends” ultimately took the win.

“This song has really made a name for itself with how much people love it,” Young told PEOPLE. “Going into the album launch right here in the heat of the summer with a song that’s becoming one of the songs of the summer, it made a lot of sense to call this Famous Friends.”

But “Famous Friends” isn’t the only incredible track to be anticipated on the project —  “Raised On Country,” “Drowning,” and “Town Ain’t Big Enough” are all tapped to be on the album, along with his new song “Rescue Me,” which Chris first teased on Instagram. “Rescue Me” is available for streaming now ahead of the album’s release in August.

After hearing all of this news, it’s safe to say that Famous Friends is definitely worth the wait. Don’t forget to pre-order Famous Friends here.

Let us know how excited you are for Chris’ new album by either leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post or by sending us a tweet at @CS_Country.

Written by Kelly Gilmore

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