Chris Young has made his directorial debut with the music video for his song, “Drowning.”
The emotional clip starts with Young, holding a photo of his longtime friend Adam Carnes, whose death inspired him to write the song. Cut between shots of Chris on stage, others are shown holding photos of their own loved ones that are no longer with us.
“I’ve been so amazed at the reaction to this song,” Young has explained. “I wrote it with two friends as a moment of healing and had no idea it would touch so many people before it was even chosen as a single.”
“The video, combining so many personal moments alongside a live performance, totally embodies that and I can’t wait for everyone to see it."
The performance is taken from Young’s show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Fans used their phones to light the venue, as Chris honored the victims and survivors of the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
“Drowning” was written by Young with Corey Crowder and Josh Hoge, and is set to be featured on his upcoming album, along with his hit “Raised On Country.”