Imagine that Kenny Chesney is your childhood hero.
You come from the same town as he does, you dressed up as him for Halloween, and you even got to meet him when you were 11. During that time with Kenny, you share what a huge fan you are, and that you want to be like him. He tells you to stay in school and learn how to write songs. You do, and 13 years later you get to hear Kenny singing a song that you wrote on the radio.
Sounds like a crazy dream, right?
Nope. It’s Greylan James’ life. He wrote “Happy Does” and he shared the story on TikTok.
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Kenny says. “When I heard the song, it was so positive and felt so happy! You couldn’t not smile listening, and I felt like the world needed a bit of that right now. To me, it was everything I was raised on – and it turns out Greylan was raised on the same stuff, too.”
He added, “When I recorded it, and put it on the record, it fit perfect. Then I heard one day and thought, ‘you know what? I need to give this narrative and this song to the world. For that reason, it’s really important to me.”
“Happy Does” is knocking on the door to the top spot in country music, which would really make Greylan James’ reality a dream. Check out the song he wrote, and Kenny Chesney sang, right here…
Headline Photo Credit: Allister Ann
Additional Photos courtesy of Greylan James