Kenny Celebrates Back-to-Back Number Ones

posted May 3rd, 2015 at 9:31 pm

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by Josh

At a recent event at BMI, Kenny Chesney was on hand along with the songwriters for “American Kids” and “Til It’s Gone” to celebrate both songs reaching number one back to back.

Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird and Shane McAnally wrote “American Kids,” the first single from Chesney’s “The Big Revival” album. Clawson, David Lee Murphy and Jimmy Yeary penned “Til It’s Gone.” All of the men were present Tuesday at BMI where their publishing companies lavished them with praise and commemorative plaques to celebrate the occasion.

The writers had many thank yous to say to Chesney for recording their songs.

“Kenny is the soundtrack to our lives,” said McAnally. “The fact that he recorded any of my songs at all blows my mind. … I’m just so blessed I get to do this for a living.”

Chesney said he knew he wanted to record both songs as soon as he heard them.

“I had a vision of what I wanted (album) ‘The Big Revival’ to be,” Chesney said. “I didn’t want to do what I had done, and I didn’t want to do what everyone else was doing. I had a small target to hit.”

When McAnally played him “American Kids,” Chesney said he knew in seven or eight seconds that he wanted to record it.

“I thought it was a song that I could wrap my album around,” Chesney said. “You have no idea how much fun it is to sing on stage and I’m so happy that for the rest of my life I get to sing it.”

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