Today's country music is filled with a variety of voices that go down like melted butter on pancakes, and one of those belongs to Chris Young, who showed it off sans any bells or whistles on Mar. 22.

Before his performance at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium that Thursday, Young shared a video on Instagram of his totally raw warmup, a Merle Haggard favorite, 1969's smoothly sorrowful “Silver Wings.”

“A little Haggard backstage,” Young captioned the video, tagging the Ryman’s official Instagram page. The video cuts out way too soon, leaving listeners wanting more, but perhaps this is part of Young's strategy...who wouldn't want to hear more of that?

Young is on the road for his Losing Sleep Tour, and is busy wangling his new family addition—a puppy who just may have more followers on social media than he does! The singer recently racked up his 10th No. 1 hit with the single of the same name as his tour.

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