Kenny Chesney’s new album The Big Revival drops next Tuesday (9/23) and he’ll make a television blitz to promote it:
Starting with âThe Today Showâ on street date, Chesney will also perform on âThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallonâ (9/24), âThe Ellen DeGeneres Showâ (9/26), âCONANâ (9/29) and âThe Talkâ (10/2), as well as sit for interviews with both âEntertainment Tonightâ and âAccess Hollywoodâ live from Rockefeller Center (9/23).
âNormally I donât get geared up for this much television,â Chesney says. âBut this record makes me wanna get out and talk about it. Starting with âAmerican Kids,â all of the songs on here say so much about how the people who see their lives in my music commit to their lives â itâs a lot like showing their home videos on network TV! Iâm gonna be sick of talking about me, but not this record; The Big Revival is a whole other kinda record for me.â
With the release of ‘The Big Revival’ only one week away, Kenny Chesney is giving you a chance to listen to six more songs from the album.
Head over to CMT.com to stream the following tracks:
- Drink It Up
- Til It’s Gone
- Wild Child
- Rock Bottom
- Don’t It
- Save It For A Rainy Day
You’ve previously been able to listen to “The Big Revival,” “Flora-Bama,” and “American Kids.” That just leaves “Beer Can Chicken” and “If This Bus Could Talk.”
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Kenny Chesney has made available for listening a third song from his new album The Big Revival, and this one’s the title track.
âThe philosophy behind putting âThe Big Revivalâ first was to set a tone,â Chesney tells Radio.com. âThereâs things about religion that I donât necessarily agree with or understand, but Iâm a big believer in spirituality â Iâve seen songs change people, and thatâs spiritual.
âBut âThe Big Revivalâ is really about picking yourself up off the bottom, reclaiming your soul, restarting,â he adds. âThat was everything I wanted to say to my audience â and you have to think about that, you have to think, âOkay, we took a year off, now what am I going to say to these people, who have been there for me for a long time?â And the idea of âThe Big Revivalâ was it.â
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Walmart has a special edition of Kenny Chesney’s upcoming album The Big Revival.
The Big Revival ZinePak, featuring the new studio album from Kenny Chesney, includes 11 new songs and a full-color 64-page magazine with exclusive interviews and photos, plus four postcards. This limited-edition collectible is available only at Walmart and Walmart.com while supplies last. FREE Digital Album Copy with CD Purchase.
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‘The Big Revival’ will be released on September 23rd!
Along with the release of “Flora-Bama” this morning, you can now see the full track listing for Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival (due out September 23rd).
1. The Big Revival – Dennis Linde
2. Drink It Up – Rodney Clawson/Vicky McGehee/David Lee Murphy
3. Til It’s Gone – Rodney Clawson/David Lee Murphy/Jimmy Yeary
4. American Kids- Rodney Clawson/Shane McAnally/Luke Laird
5. Wild Child (with Grace Potter) – Kenny Chesney/Shane McAnally/Josh Osborne
6. Beer Can Chicken- Kenny Chesney/Ross Copperman/David Lee Murphy
7. Rock Bottom – Craig Wiseman/Matt Dragstrem
8. Don’t It – Brent Cobb/Chase McGill
9. Save It for a Rainy Day – Andrew Dorff/Matt Ramsey/Brad Tursi
10. Flora-Bama – Kenny Chesney/Ross Copperman/David Lee Murphy
11. If This Bus Could Talk – Kenny Chesney/Tom Douglas
This morning over at Billboard.com, Kenny Chesney unveiled the official album cover for his upcoming release “The Big Revival.”
“I wanted an album cover that was surprising… Not what people expect, but that also suggests anything is possible,” Chesney explains. “That no matter where you are in your life, how tired or lost or demoralized, with a little faith and a little help, anything is possible… Because it’s all within you! Or me.
“That was the thing about that bus,” continues Chesney. “It was so far beyond coloring outside the lines, yet what is more common than a school bus? We’ve all seen them, no matter how old we are, our entire lives… and yet, when you look at that bus after we were done painting it, it was a whole new notion!”
“The Big Revival,” due out Sept. 23, has already produced a new hit for Chesney with “American Kids,” which has peaked at No. 2 on the Hot Country Songs chart in just its third week on the tally. The feel-good single will be joined by collaborations with Alison Krauss, Grace Potter and others on the follow-up to last year’s “Life on a Rock.”
“I think that that’s the thing about the songs on this record… about the attitude and energy in ‘American Kids’… it’s not the same old, it’s not what you expect,” says Chesney. “The Big Revival” will try to become Chesney’s eighth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart upon its September release.
After dropping the music video this morning for “American Kids,” Kenny Chesney is giving us the name for his new album too: The Big Revival.
The album release date has been moved up a week. It was tweeted out as 9/30 by Chesney in May, albeit cryptically (but what else could that date have meant?), but is now scheduled for a September 23rd release.
Kenny Chesney made the decision to take the summer of 2014 off from his massive stadium tours to make sure he got the music for his 15th studio album right. With “American Kids” hitting country radio with 117 stations on add date – and landing at #20 on Billboard and #24 on Mediabase after just two days of airplay – and topping iTunes Country Chart since the digital release, the Luttrell, Tennesseean has come to play. Hard.
“The whole point of taking the time to get to a really creative place was to have the room to look at not what we’d done, but where we wanted to go,” Chesney says. “After all this time, if I can’t push myself and give the fans something that inspires them, that gets them pumped up, there’s no reason to just make a record to make a record.”
That record – The Big Revival – arrives September 23. Produced by Chesney and Buddy Cannon, fresh from Willie Nelson’s #1 Band of Brothers, The Big Revival goes deep. With guest appearances from Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski and Grace Potter, the 11 song album moves from the double-hooked, triple rhythmed “American Kids” to thumping rockers, a few personal ballads and even the amped up title track.
“I think in anyone’s life, there are times when you just need to shake things up, really push yourself and find the thrill of what you do again,” Chesney says. “I went to dirt floor church revivals with my grandma as a little kid, and that power is electric. Scared me to death, but it shows you what it means to be alive. I think bringing that sort of passion to how you live your life is everything – and it’s so easy to lose touch with.”
Working with a new team of mixers, the sound of the new project is both more aggressive where it should be and more expansive with the acoustic instruments. Having brought Grace Potter, Dave Matthews, Uncle Kracker and the Wailers to the top of the country charts, the 4-consecutive Academy of Country Music and 4-time Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year is once again pushing the boundaries of what country can be while also celebrating how people between the coasts get their living done.
“There’s so much more to country than trucks, creek beds and cut-offs,” Chesney laughs. “That stuff is fun, but when you look at how people really dig in and work, the things they face every day, you wanna remind’em how hardcore they really are, show’em that and also show’em that you know there’s more to’em than people might think.”
The tweet gives no details. In fact, it only gives a date, with nothing else. But there’s only one date that Kenny Chesney fans are waiting for… the release date for his new album.
That date is Tuesday, September 30th, 2014.
Speaking to The Tennessean a month ago, Kenny revealed he’d been in the studio working on the new album for the past “five or six months.”
When he announced he’d be taking 2014 off to focus on creating new music, Chesney said “you get to a point when youâve made a lot of albums and you need to challenge yourself, to really make the record the focus, to ask yourself what you want to say âŠ and not just cut songs because they fit what people expect,â he says.
âItâs a lot harder to find those songs than youâd think, and writing takes time â to think, to live, to be.â
In an interview with The Tennessean discussing the upcoming charity show in New Orleans, Kenny Chesney revealed that his new album will be released in the Fall:
âHaving spent the last five or six months in the studio, I am so ready to get out there and play,â Chesney told The Tennessean in an exclusive statement. âEven though weâre making music, itâs not the same and I canât wait to be in a room with the energy of the people…have that feeding back at me, getting all that coming back at me.â
Chesney has been working on his new album, which will be released in fall 2014, since October. For this show, he will play a one-hour acoustic set.
âNow other people will benefit from all of us getting together in the name of songs â and remembering all the things that music makes us feel,â Chesney said of playing for âtwo of my best friendsâ foundations.â âThat just makes something so fun worth so much more.â
âDrew and Matthew set the bar â for working hard, for giving back, for inspiring others,â Chesney said. âThey inspire me. And if I can go play songs and help them raise money for their foundations, which do so much good, Iâm happy to. When you factor in that Iâve been cooped up, not really playing, and Iâm ready to get out there with some people… Itâs a little selfish, cause the audience makes me feel so good! But having done this, I already know: weâre gonna have a ball, and no one will get out of there without a smile on their face.â
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There hasn’t been much news from Kenny Chesney since the announcement was made last August that he’d take 2014 off from touring. But earlier today Kenny posted the following picture with the caption:
In studio working on new album. Can’t wait for everyone to hear the new music.
No additional details were given.
Here’s what Kenny said last summer about taking time off to make new music:
âI love touring more than anyone in the world,â Chesney tells The Hollywood Reporter. âI love the band, the crew, the whole team â and itâs weird to not be looking at next yearâs stage design, but I shouldnât make albums to service the tour. So Iâm going to put the music first, dial it back and do the strangest thing in the world: not hit the road next summer.â
âWe have so much fun out there âŠ with the fans, the other bands âŠ Itâs summer camp with guitars and a great sound system. And when we hit that stage every night, and hear the crowd, thatâs the best drug in the world. How you take a year off from that is hard; but music is the reason I do all of it, so right now, when Iâm coming off an album that took me places I didnât know I was gonna go, I think thatâs what I should be exploring.â
âYou get to a point when youâve made a lot of albums and you need to challenge yourself, to really make the record the focus, to ask yourself what you want to say âŠ and not just cut songs because they fit what people expect,â he says. âItâs a lot harder to find those songs than youâd think, and writing takes time â to think, to live, to be.â