Drew Baldridge, the national country recording artist who penned the song "Senior Year" that many of you have heard on GNA has agreed to play it live for local high school students on Wednesday afternoon at graduation.

Country artist Drew Baldridge says that when he wrote the song "Senior Year" in 2018, he was hoping that it would connect with the 2019 graduating class.  That didn't quite happen, but the song has most definitely resonated with the graduating high school seniors for the class of 2020.  After fielding requests from local students to come play it at their school,  Baldridge has agreed to come to the Capital Region and play it live at the Hoosick Falls Senior High School graduation on Wednesday.

Baldridge, 28, lives in Nashville and has seen somewhat of a resurgence in his career as of late, has toured in the past with Cole Swindell and Lee Brice, but on Wednesday he'll be making the trek to the Hoosick Falls graduation on his own.   He's slated to say a few words to the Hoosick Falls seniors, and then play his song "Senior Year" before the senior parade.

"Senior Year", the catchy and memorable song about high school days whizzing by references hanging out, skipping class with friends, wearing your jersey on football Friday, falling in love and living fast and free. But then in the blink of an eye, it's over.  One listen and you can't help but reminisce about your own high school days or sadly. in the case of today's high school seniors, reflecting on "what could have been."

Drew Baldridge discussed how it has taken on new life with 2020 graduating high school seniors telling Taste of Country that the lyrics, "Never thought it would disappear / Senior Year' have really hit home with the Class of 2020. The last two months of their school year literally disappeared from them."

You may have heard "Senior Year" played on GNA quite a bit over the last few weeks as our own special remix of the song featured shout-outs by by various local high school seniors.

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