Written with the Warren Brothers in only 45 minutes, “Sober Saturday Night” is the follow-up to Chris Young’s No. 1 single, “I’ll Think of You”—a duet with Cassadee Pope—and features Vince Gill on background vocals and guitar.
“He was my first choice,” Chris said of Vince. “I loved this song from the get-go and I was like, ‘You know what, it would put this over the top if we had him on it.’”
Chris has now released the powerful new video of the somber ballad, “Sober Saturday Night.” Vince doesn’t appear in the video, but Chris and his team went to great lengths to make sure it was just right. The video, about a guy remembering a night out with his girlfriend that goes horribly wrong after a fight, has Chris—in essence—narrating the piece throughout as he sings the song.
“This is the first time that I’m not acting in a long time. I’m normally doing that in just about every video that I’ve done so this one is different,” Chris tells Nash Country Daily. “We basically shot a mini movie for this song. It’s something very, very different. We actually spent a lot of time looking for the right actors. When the treatment came across I was like, ‘OK, this is perfect, this is exactly what I wanted.’”
“There’s not a whole lot of story in that song,” Chris adds. “It’s kind of more of an emotion and more the feeling. We really looked around until we found a treatment that I really, really loved and we got one from David. I think people are really going to love it.”
Chris is currently on his I’m Coming Over Tour, with Cassadee Pope, through the end of the year. For more info on Chris’ tour, check out his website here.
Watch Chris’ powerful new video for “Sober Saturday Night” below.