Chris Young comments on the latest crazy controversy in his world Ethan Miller/Getty Images
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 05: Recording artist Chris Young performs during the 2016 Miss USA pageant at T-Mobile Arena on June 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Chris Young has officially kicked off the winter leg of his headlining “Losing Sleep World Tour.” But there’s one buddy that didn’t get to hit the road with him.

That’s his new furry friend, Porter.

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If you’ve been keeping up with Chris’ social media pages lately, chances are you know that the country singer’s little sister, Dorothy, gave him a brand-new German Shepherd puppy for Christmas. Already, the “Sober Saturday Night” hit-maker has shared a few precious photos and videos of the little guy on Instagram, including one where the pooch let out a squeaky little yawn. So, you can imagine that fans are dying to see even more from the singer’s new four-legged friend.

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But, as we previously reported, it will be some time before Porter actually joins his new daddy on tour. During his first tour stop in Indianapolis, Chris answered a few questions from some of his biggest fans. When asked whether or not he planned on bringing Porter out on the road Chris said, “Not yet.”


He then explained how the new companion is still with his canine mama, and not quite grown enough to be spending time on the tour bus as he is not yet even weaned.

“It’s really funny, because the first photo I posted he’s this big,” Chris said, while using his hands to show just how tiny the puppy is. “Someone in the comments section was like, ‘I hope you didn’t take that dog away from its mother. It’s too [young].’ And, I was like, ‘Sweet Jesus people, c’mon!’ He’s still with his mom. He’s about three-and-a-half weeks old right now.”

Even though Porter is much too young to be out and about with his new owner, Chris insists the dog will join him on tour in due time.


“I go and visit him about once a week right now,” Chris explained. “Once he starts training we will have him doing all kinds of fun stuff, and I will be going with him to school. Once he’s been in school then we will bring him on the bus. I don’t want him peeing and then Kevin [Chris’ guitar player] gets out of the bunk … but I’m very excited about the dog, and he will be on the road. He will be a road dog for sure.”

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We can’t wait!

Chris’ “Losing Sleep World Tour,” which started on Jan. 11, currently runs through May 19. The trek features special guests, Kane Brown, LANCO, Morgan Evans and Dee Jay Silver. Fans can go to Chris’ official website for more tour listings, and information on opening acts on specific dates.

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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