Kenny Chesney has selected his next single of his newest album:
Chesney’s third single from Cosmic Halleljuah, “Bar at the End of the World” was written by JT Harding, Aimee Mayo and David Lee Murphy, but the song is quintessential Chesney: a tune about “a little tin roof bar down a path you have to follow” — a place “like nowhere else that you’ve ever been,” where “there ain’t no empty glasses” and where “they’re playing “Drift Away.”” Readers can press play below to hear the tune.
“That song is about escaping everything in your life, whether it’s the election or your job or whatever is weighing you down,” Chesney tells EW. “I think there is a part of all of us that wakes up one day and says, ‘I want to find a bar that is as far away as I possibly can, and just sit there.’”
Listen to the single below and get it now on iTunes:
Grammy nominations were recently announced and Kenny Chesney and P!NK earned a nod for “Setting The World On Fire” in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category.
“You’re kidding me,” Kenny responded, when reached somewhere on the sea. “That’s fantastic. What a thing, what news to wake up to.”
“When I heard the song, I knew it was pretty special,” Kenny continued, speaking of the two-week Country No. 1 and the Top 20 Hot AC – and still rising – single. “But when we got P!NK on there, it was something else. She captures all the emotion, all the joy of being alive, being free and in the moment – and brought everything inside the song to life. I couldn’t be happier this morning, knowing the people who vote for the GRAMMYs heard in that song all the things that I do.”
Recorded in Los Angeles, the Josh Osborne/Ross Copperman/Matt Jenkins song – ironically inspired by one of the co-writer’s own first trip to the GRAMMYs – became the second single from Kenny’s unconventional Cosmic Hallelujah. As Kenny said upon releasing the track to radio, “I knew the moment I heard this song, it was exactly the moment of life and love exploding, and everything turning Technicolor. Finding songs that are in the moment are harder, in this kind of moment, it’s almost impossible. And the idea of bringing P!NK in adds to that sense of this song is happening as we sing it. It’s funny how people respond to stuff that feels real and right now.”
The 59th annual Grammy awards will air February 12th from Los Angeles on CBS.
Kenny Chesney grew up in east Tennessee, and that portion of the country has been dealing with destructive wildfires in recent days. Kenny recorded a video expressing his support for the victims:
Chesney will also participate in a telethon in Nashville for the victims:
The city of Nashville will take part in a telethon benefiting those affected by the devastating wildfires in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Nashville’s NBC affiliate will host The Smoky Mountain Wildfires Telethon on Friday (Dec. 9) from 3-8PM. The event will include performances and wishes of hope from country stars like Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton and more.
Lve performances from Nashville’s Studio B will also be broadcast, with artists like John Rich, John Oates, Kristian Bush and Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine with his daughter Electra performing. Additionally, nearly 20 other artists are set to make an appearance on the telethon, including Ty Herndon, Bill Worrell, Kara Thompson, Kinsey Rose, Ayla Brown and former The Voice contestant Nolan Neal. Lee Greenwood, Luke Bryan and Chris Stapleton will also share messages for the victims of the fire.
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