The Grand Ole Opry released a video of Chris Young debuting his touching new song, “Drowning,” on the Opry in June.

Co-penned by Chris, Corey Crowder and Josh Hoge, “Drowning” was partly inspired by the death of Chris’ close friend, Adam, and features lyrics: “So tonight I?m gonna pull out pictures, ones with you in em / Laugh and cry a little while reminiscing / By myself, I can’t help that all I think about is / How you were taken way too soon / It ain’t the same here without you / I gotta say, missing you comes in waves / And tonight I’m drowning.”

Toward the end of Chris’ Opry performance of “Drowning,” he was so overcome with emotion that he ended the song prematurely.

 

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