Justin Timberlake comes full circle since outing himself as a country fan

A few months ago Justin Timberlake dropped in unannounced to Storme Warren’s live countdown show airing from our Nashville studios, which just so happens to be connected to the Bridgestone Arena where he was playing that night. While there, he confessed that, as a Tennessee boy himself, he was ripe to make some country music. In fact, he said his song Drink You Away actually could be a country song lyrically (or in his words “Honky Tonk feeling and a little bit of gospel”).

It was then that Storme sprang a surprise on Justin: with the help of Nashville producer and Highway Find artist David Fanning, he was the first to play, for Justin and all of North America, a pure country version of Drink You Away.

Now fast forward to this. David has chosen The Highway and SiriusXM to world premiere the studio video for the song. Here it is, what do you think?

David will be guest hosting the Highway Hot 45 Weekend Countdown all this weekend. Surely his song will land somewhere on the 45! Listen to find out where. It premieres Saturday at 9 am ET, with encores at 8 pm ET; Sunday at 12 am, 4 am, 8 am and 7 pm ET.

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