In his new single, Chris Young proudly proclaims that he was "raised on country," and he can prove it: On Thursday (Jan. 3), the singer shared a cover of Merle Haggard's "Silver Wings" to social media.

See Young take on the 1969 hit from "the Hag" below. It's a simple performance: In a room still decked out for the holidays, Young sings the first verse and chorus of "Silver Wings," accompanied by an acoustic guitar.

"You locked me out of your mind / And left me standing here behind," Young sings. "Silver wings / Shining in the sunlight ... They're taking you away / And leaving me lonely ..."

"Silver Wings" originally appeared on Haggard's Okie From Muskogee album. Young covered the song by fans' request, with social media users voting to decide which classic country tune Young would perform. The country star also recently shared a cover of Alan Jackson's "Chattahoochee" and George Strait's "The Fireman," both recorded to promote his new single.

Young released "Raised on Country" on Friday (Jan. 4), after first teasing the track in mid-November. It's the first single from a to-be-announced new project.

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