Last week Kenny Chesney announced that his new album’s release date would be delayed until October. He then went on Good Morning America on Friday and announced that the title of the album is changing too!
Kenny’s creative roll over the last few months defies conventional business wisdom, but it seems to be igniting a whole other spark. After writing, recording and releasing ‚ÄúNoise‚ÄĚ in a matter of 11 days ‚Äď and delaying the follow-up to his acclaimed The Big Revival until October 28 to accommodate ‚ÄúSetting the World On Fire,‚ÄĚ featuring pop superstar P!NK ‚Äď Kenny went on Good Morning America and surprised the hosts with a brand new title for his forthcoming album: Cosmic Hallelujah.
‚ÄúThe more I listened, the more these songs‚Äô energy‚Äď especially ‚ÄėSetting The World On Fire‚Äô ‚Äď took hold,‚ÄĚ Kenny said. ‚ÄúSome Town Somewhere is a great title, and it‚Äôs every single one of us. But then there‚Äôs how the album fits together, and even expands on what the last album did. So, I could go with what was already in place, or I could grab the title that felt the most right.
‚ÄúIn the end, these album titles are around for a very long time. I really try to have titles that give people a sense of what the music is, and what the album is all about. There sure is a lot of Some Town Somewhere for sure, but really when I pulled back and listened: these songs are all about taking The Big Revival to the next level; that level is Cosmic Hallelujah.‚ÄĚ
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Sorry folks but you’ll have to wait a little longer for new music from Kenny Chesney. “Some Town Somewhere” was scheduled for released this Friday but is being pushed back for a special collaboration:
Originally due out on Friday (July 8), Some Town Somewhere is now set for release on Oct. 28. Chesney shared the news via a press release, explaining that the new timeline will allow him to add ‚ÄúSetting the World on Fire,‚ÄĚ a duet with pop star Pink, to the project.
‚ÄúSure, it would be easier to just leave everything on schedule. But when you have something you know is great, and it captures the best part of being alive, why wouldn‚Äôt you slow down enough to make it happen in the moment?‚ÄĚ Chesney says. ‚ÄúThat‚Äôs what ‚ÄúSetting the World on Fire‚ÄĚ is all about ‚ÄĒ and I figure it may be a while before I make another record, and I don‚Äôt want to wait to share this because it‚Äôs so good.‚ÄĚ
Chesney and Pink formed a friendship while the ‚ÄúNoise‚ÄĚ singer was spending time in California; he calls her ‚Äúan incredible singer,‚ÄĚ describing her voice as one that ‚Äúholds so many feelings all at the same time: joy, desire, a bit of toughness, a little hurt.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúThe thing about Pink, beyond what a great singer she is, is what a generous spirit she has,‚ÄĚ Chesney adds. ‚ÄúTo me, great singers are the ones who can get inside a song and capture the spark. When you hear Pink on this song, you believe her ‚ÄĒ and to me, that‚Äôs everything the song required to come to life.‚ÄĚ
Kenny Chesney revealed the name of his new album this weekend and when it will be released:
The new album is called Some Town Somewhere and it’ll be out July 8th.
In some ways, this record is more me than anything I‚Äôve done. You get into my head, my heart and the way so much of what‚Äôs going on around all of us hits me. Taken as a whole, this is a record about seizing life in all its forms: the moments you wish wouldn‚Äôt end, the times that make you rethink your priorities, the simple stuff that gives us balance, a few characters at the bar and the hope that it‚Äôs all worth doing.
In the last couple days Kenny Chesney has posted teasers on his social media accounts, presumably for his new album.
Kenny’s manager was recently interviewed by Billboard, where he revealed that the new album will likely be released in May:
We’re hoping for May. He’s still recording. He’s a great A&R person, and he knows the funnel in which he can compete is pretty tight. You can’t give [fans] too much of where you’ve been, [and] if you try to conform to what everybody else is doing, then that doesn’t stay true to him. But from what I’m hearing, he should be in good shape.
Kenny Chesney revealed today that he’s been back in the studio and will drop a new album this spring!
From Entertainment Weekly:
‚ÄúYou have to take time to live and breathe, to fill up your tanks to be creative,‚ÄĚ the singer said of his process, via a release. ‚ÄúOtherwise, you‚Äôre just on a treadmill churning out what you‚Äôve already done.‚ÄĚ For his 16th studio LP, Chesney is joined by longtime co-producer Buddy Cannon (Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard) and has been writing with equally familiar top-tier Music City scribes like Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally, David Lee Murphy, and more.
Rather than stick to the same formula used on the last set, Chesney says his goal for the new collection was to find a fresh sound. ‚ÄúWhen we came off the road and I listened back to The Big Revival, all I could think was, ‚ÄėMan, we covered a lot of ground, went pretty cool, as well as new places musically. I knew we couldn‚Äôt repeat, but I also wanted to find new ways and new things to record.‚ÄĚ
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Kenny Chesney announced recently that he’s helping produce a new album for David Lee Murphy.
Kenny Chesney has taken the David Lee Murphy-penned hits “Pirate Flag,” “Livin’ in Fast Forward” and “‘Til It’s Gone” into the upper reaches of the country charts, and now he’s returning the favor by working on a brand-new album with the prolific tunesmith. Chesney made the announcement at the offices of performing rights organization BMI while accepting awards for a pair of his chart-topping hits, calling Murphy “the original ‚Äď and last ‚Äď of the hillbilly rock stars,” and noting that 20 years have passed since the singer-songwriter topped the charts as an artist with fan favorites, “Party Crowd” and “Dust on the Bottle.”
“We got together to make a record of songs we liked the sound of . . . things we’d want to listen to ourselves,” Murphy says in a statement revealing the surprise collaboration. “Kenny’s got great ears, and I kept sending him demos ‚ÄĒ more than he could ever record, but he just loved the songs. One day, he said, ‘I think we oughta go make a record!'”
Working with his longtime producer, Buddy Cannon, Chesney and Murphy co-produced No Zip Code, a 10-track collection which features Chesney on the title cut and bluegrass legend Dan Tyminski (from Alison Krauss and Union Station) on “As a Crow Flies,” which is described as “stark and organic.”
Read more at Rolling Stone.
Over at RollingStone.com you can watch an intimate performance of “Til It’s Gone” off the new album The Big Revival.
Those who couldn’t make it to the Georgia Theatre concert can still catch a glimpse of the show by checking out this live, unreleased clip of “‘Til It’s Gone,” making its premiere exclusively on Rolling Stone Country. Filmed toward the end of the night, it’s an intimate, no-frills performance, with Chesney and his seven-piece band playing their newest single on a stage that’s pretty much free of the lights, Jumbotrons and high-tech gadgets that’ve become staples of his 50,000-seat stadium shows.
Although he didn’t write the song ‚ÄĒ that role went to Rodney Clawson, David Lee Murphy and Jimmy Yeary ‚ÄĒ Chesney has a strong personal attachment to “‘Til It’s Gone,” a seize-the-day anthem about making the most of your time with a loved one. He also views it as a tribute to his own fan base, the “No Shoes Nation,” whose support helped send the album’s previous single, “American Kids,” to the top of the charts. (Clawson co-wrote that one, too.)
‚ÄúThis is a song about hanging on right where you are with someone you love,” Chesney says of “Til It’s Gone,” “be it a good buddy, a lover, or in my case, the No Shoes Nation, who‚Äôve been here since it was me and a buncha guys in an old Silver Eagle tour bus. The idea is: be where you are, and embrace the hell out of it. When you do that, amazing things happen.”
Read more at RollingStone.com.