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Chris Young Hits the Beach in New Video for 'Hangin' On'

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For some modern fans, country music gets associated with spring break and beach hangouts instead of that high, lonesome sound. If you'd rather hear Kenny (Rogers or Chesney) than Hank, Chris Young's new video for "Hangin' On" might point you to a new favorite pop-flavored country song.

The story of lovebirds having a blast the day of Young's beach-side concert plays out in a video sponsored by Visit St. Petersburg Clearwater. Both actors look more like models out of a magazine than people you'd bump into at a post office, presenting St. Petersburg as a high-brow place to party.

Beyond that, the video indirectly explores the appealing notion that with a case of beer and the right buddies on hand, destinations from Galveston to Myrtle Beach can be a Redneck Riviera. At a time when even outlaws are headlining music-themed cruises, Young and like-minded artists' seaside imagery probably makes more sense to a broader audience than tales of rural living.

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As for the song itself, it's good, clean fun with a southern accent. It don't take long to catch the song's drift, and soon enough fans of upbeat party music will be singing along with their red Solo cups hoisted toward the hot summer sun. It tells a familiar story, but this time around it's told as much with Young's potent guitar attack as it is with its lyrics.

"Hangin' On" Lyrics

I'm a few drinks in, but that ain't the reason
I'm all tongue tied and my breath's leaving this fast
I can't get past those blue eyes shining
They keep drawing me in to you
Got me fallin' off track
You get me like that

Yeah I'm hangin' on, hangin' on
To every word you say
Every move you make
I'm hangin' on, hangin' on
Wondering what's up next
Girl, I can't wait
Ain't nothing like spinning you around the room
Where everyone can see
You hangin' on, hangin' on to me

It ain't the song, and it ain't the playlist
It's every smile coming off of your sweet lips, yeah
That makes me wanna stay here
No, this ain't a one night, one time thing
You always light me up like a flame and it's clear
Every time you're near

Yeah I'm hangin' on, hangin' on
To every word you say
Every move you make
I'm hangin' on, hangin' on
Wondering what's up next
Girl, I can't wait
Ain't nothing like spinning you around the room
Where everyone can see
You hangin' on, hangin' on to me
Yeah, you hangin' on to me

So let me pull you a little closer
Even when the music's over

I'll be hangin' on, hangin' on
To every word you say
Every move you make
I'm hangin' on, hangin' on
Wondering what's up next
Girl, I can't wait
Ain't nothing like spinning you around the room
Where everyone can see
You hangin' on, hangin' on to me
Yeah, you hangin' on to me

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Chris Young Hits the Beach in New Video for 'Hangin' On'