A country star gets a major shoutout from a wrestling great Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for ACM
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When you reach the kind of stardom that Platinum-selling country music star Chris Young has now achieved, there is not much that really fazes you. Unless, of course, a wrestling giant and Hollywood superstar by the name of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tweets you back one fine evening.

Then, all bets are off.

And yes, that’s exactly what happened on Jan. 17 when Chris, who was preparing to get back on the road for a few more sold-out dates on his “Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour,” decided to send out a tweet about a movie he had just watched.

“OK … the new ‘Jumanji’ movie is insanely good #thatisall @TheRock @KevinHart4real @karengillan @JackBlack42 Well done,” Chris wrote.

And while Chris is probably much like the rest of us and assuming that the stars we tweet would never actually reply, he got the surprise of his life when “Jumanji” star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson actually tweeted right back.

“Thank ya man,” Dwayne tweeted back the same day. “Glad you loved #Jumanji as much as I did making it.”

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And while he could have easily left it there, “The Rock” went on to talk about how one of Chris’ hits actually helped him during a rough spot in his own life. “And for the record, ‘The Man I Want to Be’ came along at the perfect time,” he wrote back to Chris. “Helped me get thru some tough times, but that’s for another conversation over tequila.”


Wait, are Chris and “The Rock” going to go out for drinks?!?

“Anytime man,” Chris responded back. “I love that song … Don Julio 1942 on me.”

Oh my goodness … can we come?!?

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It had to be a highlight during a week that has already had its share of high points for Chris, who is currently out on tour with Kane Brown and LANCO. Just last weekend, Chris was out celebrating three back-to-back sold out headlining shows in Indianapolis, Kansas City and St. Louis, and even surprised his fans by bringing out his much-loved duet partner, Cassadee Pope.

Add that to Chris still flying high after becoming the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry late last year, and his elation over the success of his seventh studio album, “Losing Sleep,” and Chris has much to be happy about at the moment. And did you hear the latest? On March 9, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will unveil the exhibition “American Currents: The Music of 2017,” which will include memorabilia from Chris’ amazing year.

“This year has been such an emotional one for me on so many levels.  All I can say is that I am grateful,” Chris said at the end of 2017 in a press release. “Thank you to country music fans, my friends at radio and in the industry, and the Opry.  I feel so blessed.”

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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