The track, co-written by Young with Carly Barlowe and Corey Crowder, celebrates everyday heroes such as police officers, teachers, preachers and more. The duet finds the country stars giving a shoutout to the Tennessee counties where each grew up - Rutherford for Young and Hamilton for Brown.
"I’ve got some famous friends you’ve probably never heard of / But back in Rutherford County our crowd is second to none / You might not know ‘em here in this big city we’re in / But when I go back home I’ve got some famous friends," Young sings on the first chorus.
"This song is a piece of me, and it means a lot because it’s honest and it’s real-life," Young said in a statement. "Plus, Kane and I are good friends and being able to have that history together, it adds a whole other level to the track. ‘Famous Friends’ is one of my favorite songs – it’s personal and it’s a lot of fun, so I’m glad it’s getting out there for people to hear it."
Brown teased the song earlier this year, sharing a snippet of the track on social media, asking fans to "blow up" Young so he'd release it. "Blow up @ChrisYoungMusic and tell him to release our feature so u can hear the rest of the song," he wrote on Twitter at the time. "We all have famous friends."
This isn't the first time Brown and Young have worked together. Their previous collaboration, "Setting the Night on Fire," appeared on the deluxe edition of Brown's self-titled debut album. The two also toured together in 2018 for Young's "Losing Sleep World Tour."
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