WATCH: Chris Young's Emotional Debut Of Song During Opry Performance

Chris Young's new track “Drowning” will be released Friday. The emotional song talks about the grief one feels after the death of a friend. Young attempted to play it at the Grand Ole Opry but broke down in tears and couldn’t finish.

In an article in The Tennessean Young said, “I cried like a baby in the middle of my song,” Young admitted. “I didn’t mean to do that. I turned my back around to pull it back together and the audience stood up. I was like, ‘Nope, I’m toast.’”

The band finished playing the song without him.

After his performance he tweeted: "Well, I cried when I sang Drowning tonight at the @opry for the first time. Thank you guys for listening and I can’t wait for you guys to hear this one. Coming soon..."

Young updated his followers with this Tweet: "Last week, I debuted my new tune Drowning at the @opry and broke down...since then so many people have shared stories of loved ones lost and how they have connected to this song. I want you guys to have this one, and make it your own, so I’m going to release it this Friday."

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