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 Iâve done. You get into my head, my heart and the way so much of whatâs 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 wouldnât 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 itâs 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:
âYou have to take time to live and breathe, to fill up your tanks to be creative,â the singer said of his process, via a release. âOtherwise, youâre just on a treadmill churning out what youâve already done.â 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. âWhen we came off the road and I listened back to The Big Revival, all I could think was, âMan, we covered a lot of ground, went pretty cool, as well as new places musically. I knew we couldnât repeat, but I also wanted to find new ways and new things to record.â
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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 â and last â 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 â 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 â that role went to Rodney Clawson, David Lee Murphy and Jimmy Yeary â 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.)
âThis 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, whoâve 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.
Late last week it looked like Kenny Chesney was headed for number one on the Billboard 200 all-genre chart with The Big Revival, but Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga edged him out by 1,000 copies.
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s jazzy new duets album, Cheek To Cheek, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. It’s the second No. 1 for Bennett and the third for Gaga.
The standards album, released Sept. 23 on Streamline/Interscope/RPM/Columbia Records, sold 131,000 copies in the week ending Sept. 28, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It also hits No. 1 on both the Jazz Albums and Traditional Jazz Albums charts.
There was a tight race for No. 1 on the Billboard 200, as three albums were vying for the pole position. Cheek To Cheek edges out Kenny Chesney’s also-arriving The Big Revival at No. 2 (130,000). Last week’s No. 1, Barbra Streisand’s own duets album, Partners, slips to No. 3 with 127,000 (down just 35 percent).
For Chesney, The Big Revival is his 12th top 10 effort and follows 2013’s No. 1 debut Life On a Rock (153,000 sold in its first week). On the Top Country Albums chart, The Big Revival comes in at No. 1 — Chesney’s lucky 13th leader.
Kenny Chesney’s new album The Big Revival is headed for number one on the Billboard 200 all-genre album chart:
Country superstar Kenny Chesney is heading for his eighth No. 1 album next week on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest his new set, The Big Revival, may sell around 125,000 to 135,000 copies in the week ending Sept. 28. The Blue Chair/Columbia Nashville album is Chesneyâs 15th studio effort, and was released on Sept. 23.
Not too far behind Chesney is Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s new duets album Cheek to Cheek. It might sell 110,000 to 120,000 copies. That sum might not be enough to capture the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200, but it should easily top the Traditional Jazz Albums chart.
The new Billboard 200’s top 10 will be revealed on Oct. 1.