Friday, January 13, 2023 – Chris Young released two new tunes today, the romantic new single "Looking For You" and "All Dogs Go To Heaven."
Written by Young with Chris DeStefano, James McNair and Emily Weisband and produced by Young and DeStefano, "Looking For You" is the follow-up to back-to-back number ones "Famous Friends" and "At The End Of A Bar."
"Looking For You" impacts country radio on Jan. 23 and the official music video, directed by Peter Zavadil. Young stars in the clip and his 2015 Dodge Challenger, first featured in the music video for his triple-platinum smash "I'm Comin' Over," makes a return appearance to the screen as well.
"'Looking For You' came from a place where sometimes you're looking for love and can't find it and then sometimes you give up and then it just smacks you in the face like a freight train," said Young. "I think a lot of people have been through this, when you're not looking for love and find someone and realize, this is perfect."
"All Dogs Go To Heaven," also available Jan. 13, is inspired by his own pup, Porter, a Christmas gift in 2017 from his sister Dot. Written by Young with Corey Crowder and Cale Dodds and produced by Young and Crowder, the sentimental song celebrates man's best friend and the pure love of a pet.
"I met Porter when he was basically baked potato sized, and now he's a 115-pound tank of a German Shepherd and I love this dog," said Young. "I think regardless of whether you have a pet of any kind, you can relate to 'All Dogs Go To Heaven' and it's the idea that they'll be waiting on you when you get up there."
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