The video for Chris Young's latest hit, “Drowning,” is special for the singer for several reasons, not the least of which is that it features his fans who showed up in droves to be a part of the clip. Chris co-directed the video, which was shot at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, marking the first time Chris played a headlining show in Sin City since the horrific Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting two years ago.

He tells us: “There's so many layers, not only to the song but with the process of making that video and getting to be a part of the directing process with that and really make exactly the video I wanted to make for a song that's super personal to me, so filming my first time back in Vegas, being there was special, and the fact that there's no actors in the video and that all those people just wanted to come out and bring photos of their loved ones and be willing to share parts of their lives on camera like that. I mean, it just hit me so hard watching that the very first time going down and I was like, 'This is exactly what I wanted to make.'”

“Drowning” will be included on Chris' upcoming studio album, Raised On Country. No release date has been announced.

Chris performed “Drowning” during last night's CMT Artists of the Year awards at Kane Brown's request. Kane turned up to receive his award and delivered a very tearful speech in which he dedicated the trophy to his late band member Kenny Dixon, who was killed in a single car accident last weekend.

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