Chris Young Wanted Lauren Alaina — and Only Her — For ‘Town Ain’t Big Enough’ Duet
The complexity of the music business usually means that an artist has to go through a series of hoops and hurdles in order to collaborate with another artist. But that wasn’t the case for Chris Young and Lauren Alaina's new duet, "Town Ain’t Big Enough."
In fact, the process was downright simple.
“I love her voice and had done a couple of radio things with her and was like, ‘I want her to be on this song and she would be perfect for it,’” Young recalls in speaking to Taste of Country recently. “So I sent it to her manager and they immediately hit me back and said absolutely.”
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The song has already become a fan favorite, and even Young is shocked by how easy it was to make it happen. .
“You sometimes ask someone and they will say, 'Man I just did a duet with someone else’ or, ‘I’m kinda between cycles on my albums’ and this one just happened to be perfect in terms of the timing,” Young recalls. “(Alaina) loved the song, which really meant a lot to me.”
From the moment the two got into the studio together, it just felt right. “Her personality is just so infectious,” he adds. “I mean, everyone in the room everyone was just having such a good time. We were all laughing and cutting up. I don’t know if that’s what you are supposed to be doing when it's technically a breakup song, but we were really enjoying ourselves and having a great time."
Like everyone, he's especially floored by the once American Idol star's voice.
“She’s amazing and vocally, she is so insanely talented,” concludes the star, who found himself at the top of the charts back in 2016 alongside Cassadee Pope with the hit song "Think of You." “It's something for me that I always consider first and foremost."
Young recently announced plans for the fall leg of his wildly successful headlining tour.
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