Chris Young released a video today for his latest hit, Raised On Country. The new video was directed by Peter Zavadil and it was filmed at a Nashville-area dive bar and the landmark WSM Radio Tower. In addition to Young, the video also features Kevin Collier and Ryan Haas, who are two of Young’s longtime bandmates.
It was fitting that the video for the song, which pays homage to country music icons such as Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Joe Diffie, George Strait, Alan Jackson and Hank Williams Jr., was filmed at the iconic WSM Radio Tower. At the time it was built in 1932, the WSM tower was the tallest radio tower in the world. Broadcasting at 50,000 watts allowed the Grand Ole Opry to be heard from New York to California, as well as parts of Canada and Mexico.
“As a member of the Opry, I was honored to be allowed to film ‘Raised On Country’ in and around the WSM Radio Tower and the same airwaves where songs from my musical icons have played over the years,” Young said. “It was a long day and I had a lot of fun filming the video, even in the scenes where we had debris flying in our faces inside the studio.”
Young’s Raised On Country 2019 Tour kicks off May 16 in Alpharetta, Georgia. The tour is promoted by Live Nation and tickets are available at www.ChrisYoungCountry.com. Fans can purchase tickets for select cities as part of Live Nation’s Megaticket at www.Megaticket.com. Additional dates will be available in the coming weeks.
Rick Amburgey is an experienced journalist and country music fan. He can be contacted on Twitter at @ViewsCountry.