For country stars, one of the best parts of being successful in the music industry is being able to support the people they love the most, and no one knows the joy of giving better than Chris Young. The superstar surprised his dad with the Christmas gift of a lifetime this holiday season: a brand new pickup truck.

“My dad has been driving the same truck for over a decade,” Young explains on social media, alongside video footage of his dad’s reaction to seeing his Christmas present parked in his driveway. “I decided he needed a new one this year. I love you dad !

Young’s father is visibly shocked and overcome with emotion when he sees his Christmas surprise, and the two share a long hug in the clip. Michael Bublé’s interpretation of “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” plays in the background.

Young has long had a well-documented romantic relationship with his father, who is technically his stepfather. In 2011, he told CMT that the man he calls “dad” has long been an inspiration to him, especially when it comes to showing him how to take care of his family.

“He is the total and ultimate man,” Young said at the time. “This guy gets past me all the time. I can’t outdo some of the things he did. When I was 11 or 12, he asked my mom to marry him on Valentine’s Day. He got down on his knees, then called us all downstairs and asked his kids if he could marry her. Even the little things he does all the time makes me think, ‘Oh shit. could never beat that. ‘”

Giving back to the family members who supported him from the start is something Young has in common with his friend and duo partner Kane Brown, who joined Young on his latest hit, “Famous Friends.”

After Young’s mother had what the singer describes as a “pretty crappy birthday” – she was worried he’d been injured in the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in 2017, then her car was repoed – the singer surprised her with a brand new car. Young has long talked about how an important figure his mother was to him when he was growing up, explaining that the family sometimes lived in their cars during difficult times when they had nowhere to go.

In addition to providing happy surprises to his family, Young has also used social media to bring joy to strangers. Earlier in 2021, he joined TikTok star Lexy Burke on a bountiful adventure in downtown Nashville, leaving $ 2,000 in a tip pot for two musicians playing at a bar on the city’s Lower Broadway.

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