Lyrics Uncovered: Chris Young Reflects on Creating ‘I’m Comin’ Over’ in Opry Video [Exclusive Premiere]
Chris Young makes country music look easy, and in the case of his "I’m Comin’ Over" lyrics, it is. Before a recent Grand Ole Opry performance, the singer reflected on his career as a singer and songwriter and talked about how easily the ballad came together. Watch the performance and his story behind the song during this Taste of Country exclusive premiere.
Young wrote the “I’m Comin’ Over" lyrics with Corey Crowder and Josh Hoge. He says that partnership makes up the core of the I’m Comin’ Over album, available Nov. 13. “We liked the first song we got,” Young says, “so we kept doing it over and over.”
Next year will mark the singer’s 10th as a signed recording artist in Nashville, and between clips of his August performance at the Opry, he opens up about that journey. He recalls veteran songwriter Larry Wayne Clark (Young's "Drinkin' Me Lonely" co-writer) taking him in, writing songs together over cups of coffee. Now he’s the guy with his own songs hitting the top of the charts.
“Because I write a lot of my songs and because I can put what I want to say on paper the way I want to say it … I think growing up in Nashville totally influenced that," the star explains.
Young says the idea for “I’m Comin’ Over” was his, but he doesn’t recall much else, as he, Crowder and Hoge wrote so many songs together for this project. It came quickly — in fact most songs they write come in less than 90 minutes. That’s barely enough time for a cup of coffee!
When it comes to playing the Opry, Young admits he gets amped up every time. He recognizes the importance and the history of it all. “Whether it was with my grandad, or my mom and dad, or found on my own and loved,” he says, “All those people have played coming through here so it’s pretty amazing.”
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