Chris Young has released his highly-anticipated and hopeful new single, “If That Ain’t God.”
The song finds Young reflecting on the countless real-life miracles he’s witnessed, whether it’s as something simple as a beautiful sunset or seeing a kid beat cancer — or realizing how far he’s come on his personal and professional journey. In fact, this song hits home with the singer because his father was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009, and beat it.
“If that ain’t God, if that ain’t Him / If that ain’t the man upstairs somewhere looking down on us again / Don’t it make you wanna pray, don’t it make you wanna live / Oh, If that ain’t God, if that ain’t God, I don’t know what is,” Young croons on the pensive chorus over anthemic drum beats.
Earlier in May, the singer teased a snippet of what would be his new single on social media. And unsurprisingly, the 56 second clip received was embraced by fans, with many requesting for the full version to be released.
“It’s such a special song. I think right now a lot of people can use this. It’s just a positive, uplifting message. It’s talking about some of the things in life that you take for granted, whether it’s little stuff or big stuff, and you look around and you’re like, ‘Man, if that ain’t God, I don’t know what it is.’ I was jealous that I had never thought of that title on my own before, because it’s just a brilliantly written song. [Writers Matt Roy, Mitchell Oglesby and Greylan James] allowing me to be a part of it and put my own spin on it meant the world to me,” said the singer in an interview with PEOPLE.
Take a listen to the uplifting “If That Ain’t God” above, and check out Young’s song and more new releases on our New Nashville playlist below.