Chris Young Preps for Watershed Fest With Playlist of Fellow Country Superstars: Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks & More


More than 13 years into his career, Chris Young has shared the stage with several of country's biggest names, from Garth Brooks to Carrie Underwood. This weekend (Aug. 2-4) will be no different for the country star, as he's performing at Washington's Watershed Festival alongside Jason Aldean, Zac Brown Band and Maren Morris. 

Young will take the fest's main stage tonight (Aug. 2), just before headliner Miranda Lambert and her Pistol Annies. To get amped for his latest festival appearance, Young put together a playlist that celebrates those who have played a role in helping him become the main-stage performer he is today. 

"I wanted to make a playlist that gave a nod to everyone I have toured with over the years," Young says. "I picked 18 songs by a bunch of artists that have given me an opening spot – and threw in a few of mine for fun."

Young picked two of his favorite hits from nine of his fellow country superstars, including Tim McGraw's "Real Good Man," Lambert's "Kerosene" and Montgomery Gentry's "Hillbilly Shoes." And though the crooner's catalog features a handful of romantic tunes, he opted for two of his more party-starting anthems, "Raised on Country" and "Aw Naw."

Whether or not you're headed to Watershed this weekend (tickets are still available here), Young's playlist will help you get in the country zone. Check it out below. (Note: Garth Brooks' "Callin' Baton Rouge" and "Papa Loved Mama" are also among Young's picks, but the crooner's tunes are not available for streaming on Spotify. Listen here Amazon Music instead.)