Chris Young just teamed up with Vince Gill on one of the most heartbreaking ballads yet Getty Images
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These days, country star Chris Young is on a major roll with collaborations on his latest project “I’m Coming Over,” which is co-produced by Corey Crowder.

He’s already proved that with the fast rising, No. 1 single, “Think of You,” featuring Cassadee Pope.

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Now, the 30-year-old has chosen to release “Sober Saturday Night” as his third single off of the album. And we can already tell that it’s a good one! Chris called on the legendary Vince Gill to not only provide backing vocals on the melancholy cut, but to also lend a hand with his mighty guitar chops on it. For Chris, having Vince on the record was a dream come true.

“I’ve been such a fan of him for so long. It was the ultimate check mark on this song to get him to be a part of it. It’s one of my favorite things on the record,” Chris tells Rare Country.

When the “I’m Comin’ Over” star made the official call asking Vince to contribute parts on the song, which he co-penned with brothers Brad and Brett Warren, Vince actually suggested that the two record in his home studio. That was truly a full circle moment for Chris, because it was Vince who really inspired him as a child growing up.

“He was actually one of the first live shows that I ever saw as a kid,” said Chris, who saw him perform at Nashville’s defunct Starwood Amphitheatre, “I saw him [when I was] sitting in the grass. I actually watched him perform, and I was like ‘Dang, I want to do that!’ I still can’t play guitar as good as him, but he definitely inspired me.”

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On June 8, Chris will have a shining moment when he kicks off the 2016 CMA Music Festival’s opening ceremonies on Nashville’s brand-new Skyview Stage at the Ascend Amphitheater.

Watch the video above to check out Chris and Vince’s “Sober Saturday Night.”

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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