Yung Gravy Saddles Up With First-Ever Country Single, "Clementine" (2024)

Yung Gravy kicked off a new chapter of his career with the release of his first-ever Country single, “Clementine.”

Yung Gravy Releases First-Ever Country Song, “Clementine”

The tune, released on Friday (May 10) via Republic Records, finds Yung Gravy putting his laidback baritone vocals and signature swagger over an interpolation of Zac Brown Band’s timeless classic, “Chicken Fried.” Co-written by Yung Gravy alongside Diamond Pistols, Wyatt Durrette, Zac Brown & Brandon Stewart, “Clementine” finds the viral hitmaker singing about his newfound love for southern women.

“She my lil Clementine/ Ain’t tall but she mighty fine/ And her jeans just don’t fit right/ Shawty got me in loooove/ She my lil clementine/ Baby girl got some dynamite/ Southern girls are just my type/ Shawty got me in loooove,” Yung Gravy sings on the hook over a snap track

Yung Gravy, whose real name is Matthew Raymond Hauri, opened up about the creation of the new track. “I was staying at Zac Brown’s crib in Georgia, and we tried sampling Chicken Fried. Turned out it was too perfect to be messed with, so I used that inspiration and cooked up a new song about my newfound love for Southern women,” he shared via a press release.

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Watch The “Clementine” Music Video

The 28-year-old singer/songwriter also dropped a music video for the track, which was inspired by the popular romance film, The Notebook. The clip features Jada Stevens, who Yung Gravy called his “lil clementine” in the video’s caption on YouTube.

Watch the music video for “Clementine” below.

Forthcoming Country Album, Serving Country

“Clementine” will appear on Yung Gravy’s first-ever country project, Serving Country, arriving later this summer.

Yung Gravy’s country album has been in the works for quite some time now. Throughout the last several months, the rapper has teased the project throughout social media with snippets of unreleased country songs, including “My Day Ones,” “DMPB,” “Lone Ranger,” “I Went To Jail In Georgia,” “Back On The Horse,” and “Hugs, Bunnies, Cookies & Deer.” The project is also expected to feature a collaboration with Shania Twain.

In early February of 2024, Yung Gravy sat down with Zach Sang on The Zach Sang Show to discuss the status of his upcoming country album.

“Working on some country music… the era this year is the Gravy Country era,” he told the show’s host at the time. During the conversation with Sang, Yung Gravy revealed that the project is nearly completed and that he and his team were “finalizing” the project, which at the time was “almost done.” He also shared that he worked on the project for over six months.

Inspired by Morgan Wallen, HARDY

While chatting with Zach Sang, Yung Gravy added that he was inspired to create Country music after meeting artists such as Morgan Wallen and HARDY.

“I met a few country artists… [and] I think there’s this cute little connection where country artists would love to be a rapper and I started feeling like the opposite,” he explained. “I was like, ‘you know, I think I want to be a country guy.’ So, like Morgan Wallen, HARDY and a lot of those guy kind of got me hip to the Country world.”

Working With Shania Twain

Yung Gravy then opened up about meeting country music icon Shania Twain, who took him under her wing and wanted to work with him to create country music.

“It was almost a year ago at a GRAMMY party when I met Shania Twain, and we got along really well, and she just saw something in me… she started flying me out places, and we made a lot of music together,” he continued. “We just got along really well [and] within a couple of weeks we got a session in, and it just came out really well… I guess you wouldn’t expect it, but we had such good chemistry in the studio every time.”

The songs that he has recorded with Twain are “love songs,” according to the rapper.

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Fell In Love With Country Music Storytelling

The singer also admitted that at first he was skeptical about country music, but as he continued to listen to the genre, he fell in love with it.

“Once I started listening to more and more country, I related to a lot of the songs…” he added. “When I started listening to more and more of it, I was like this is just quality storytelling, like you know, at first I had the same impression as some people who listen to country for the first time. I was like oh they’re just talking about fishing, drinking and whatever, and then I was like this is just relatable life right here.”

While the project is a country album, he does detail that he put his own “Gravy spin” on the project, which he worked with country artists such as Twain, Zac Brown of the Zac Brown Band as well as country rappers Shaboozey, Yelawolf and more.

On Tour Throughout Summer and Fall

Additionally, Yung Gravy remains on the road throughout the summer and fall with several headlining dates on the books. He is scheduled to appear at festivals such as Governor’s Ball, and will head to Australia and New Zealand to play shows with his friend and collaborator, bbno$.

Yung Gravy Upcoming Tour Dates


26 Vancouver, BC Malkin Bowl, BB’s Bonanza


7 Queens, NY Governors Ball Music Festival


3 Del Mar, CA San Diego County Fair
5 West Fargo, ND Red River Valley Fair Grandstand
15 Auckland, NZ Powerstation
17 Brisbane, AUS Fortitude Music Hall
19 Wayville, AUS Spin Off Festival
20 West Melbourne, AUS Festival Hall
21 East Sydney, AUS Hordern Pavillion
23 Perth, AUS Centenary Warehouse

Yung Gravy Saddles Up With First-Ever Country Single, "Clementine" (2024)


What is Yung Gravy's degree? ›

Matthew Hauri, Yung Gravy.

Clean,” and “1 Thot 2 Thot Red Thot Blue Thot.” Hauri shifted his focus to making music after graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in marketing, Some of his friends were on SoundCloud, so he decided to give it a try.

Does Yung Gravy have dual citizenship? ›

Hauri holds dual Swiss and American citizenship, obtaining the former through his Swiss-born father. He first gained recognition for his 2017 songs "Mr.

How did Yung Gravy become famous? ›

Yung Gravy is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin, and broke out on the internet from his smash hit “Mr. Clean”, sampling the classic song Mr. Sandman. He has become a nationwide star, selling out concerts all over the United States and racking up hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.

What did Yung Gravy do wrong? ›

The legal papers claim Yung Gravy (real name Matthew Hauri) and his producers, including Dillon Francis, “conspired to include a deliberate and nearly indistinguishable imitation of Mr. Astley's voice throughout the song.” He's also suing Nick Seeley (aka Popnick), the vocal impersonator.

Why does Yung Gravy call himself Yung Gravy? ›

I had a few names: Mr. Butter, Lil Steamer, Jimmy Continental. I had a lot of names, but one time, I rapped a line about 'wavy' and 'gravy,' and it just kind of stuck. I went with that spelling because I was inspired by Yung Lean.

What did Yung Gravy's dad invent? ›

Hauri's dad passed away when he was 16. He was the director of the Mayo's Sleep Disorders Center. Peter Hauri was a well-known sleep researcher who helped invent rumple strips on roads.

Who did Yung Gravy date? ›

Back in 2022, the rapper publicly dated Sheri Easterling, the mom of mega-influencer Addison Rae, after he stitched several TikToks posted by Easterling. In August of that year, he took the then 42-year-old Easterling on a date to the 2022 VMAs, where they kissed on the red carpet.

What did Yung Gravy do in college? ›

Gravy's rap career first took off while he was studying marketing at University of Wisconsin–Madison. After graduating, he kept an apartment in Uptown for a couple years before moving to Los Angeles permanently.

How much does Yung Gravy cost? ›

An example fee to book Yung Gravy is in the starting range of $75,000-$149,999. However, any recent popularity change would cause a price fluctuation well beyond this example. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear.

Did Yung Gravy graduate from Madison? ›

Before he was Yung Gravy, Matthew Hauri grew up in Rochester, Minnesota, and later graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Marketing.

How much money did Yung Gravy make? ›

As of January 2024, Yung Gravy's estimated net worth is reported to be around $2 million. Yung Gravy is the stage name of American rapper, singer and entertainer Matthew Raymond Hauri.

What genre of music is Yung Gravy? ›

Is Yung Gravy hip hop? ›

Yung Gravy's musical style is a blend of hip-hop, funk and modern trap with themes inspired by the soul and oldies movements of the 1950s through 1980s, giving him a unique sound in the rap community.

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