Kenny Chesney has the number one country album and the number two album across all genres with his latest offering ‘Cosmic Hallelujah’.
It‚Äôs not a holiday album, but it must feel a lot like Christmas to Kenny Chesney as Cosmic Hallelujah, debuts at No. 1 on Billboard‚Äôs country albums chart ‚ÄĒ and at a solid No. 2 on the Billboard 200 all-genres list.
Luke Bryan‚Äôs ‚ÄúMove‚ÄĚ holds its top spot for the second week on Billboard‚Äôs country airplay rankings.
According to Nielsen SoundScan, Cosmic Hallelujah sold 79,485 copies its first week out. Also new among the Top 5 albums this week are Brett Eldredge‚Äôs Glow (No. 2 on sales of 14,080 units) and Cole Swindell‚Äôs Down Home Sessions III (No. 5 with 10.708 units scanned).
Kenny Chesney’s latest offering, Cosmic Hallelujah, is heading towards a number one debut on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart.
Country superstar Kenny Chesney is on track for his eighth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters. Sources say his latest release, Cosmic Hallelujah, could launch with over 80,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Nov. 3.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The top 10 of the new Nov. 19-dated Billboard 200 chart — where Chesney may bow at No. 1 — is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard‚Äôs websites on Sunday, Nov. 6.
Chesney has previously led the Billboard 200 with Life on a Rock (in 2013), Hemingway‚Äôs Whiskey (2010), Lucky Old Sun (2008), The Road and the Radio (2005), Be As You Are: Songs From an Old Blue Chair (2005), When the Sun Goes Down (2004) and No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problems (2002).
Are you ready for new Kenny Chesney music? ‘Cosmic Hallelujah’, the latest album from Kenny, hits stores today!
Be sure to tune into The Today Show and the Ellen Degeneres Show to see Kenny promote the new album.
‚ÄúI‚Äôve been blessed with some of the best songs out there, some songs written, actually, just for this album by writers whose work I‚Äôve loved for years,‚ÄĚ Chesney said. ‚ÄúWhen ‚ÄėSetting The World On Fire‚Äô came together, it opened a window of time ‚Äď and some songs that had come in after we were done, I didn‚Äôt have to save for the next album. Suddenly, everything was changing, and the album I‚Äôm releasing now has a lot of what made ‚ÄėSome Town Somewhere‚Äô capture the essential part of who the No Shoes Nation is, but really takes the your-life-is-now piece of ‚ÄėThe Big Revival‚Äô and expands it.
‚ÄúAnd there‚Äôs one very special song I‚Äôve been holding for years called ‚ÄėCoach‚Äô that we went in and re-cut,‚ÄĚ said Chesney. ‚ÄúIt really captured that song‚Äôs heart.‚ÄĚ
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Kenny Chesney will do a town hall interview later this week on No Shoes Radio to promote his new album Cosmic Hallelujah.
Kenny Chesney is gearing up for the Oct. 28 release of his new album Cosmic Hallelujah, and to celebrate he gave fans of his SiriusXM channel No Shoes Radio (Ch. 57) the exclusive opportunity to hear the album in its entirety before it‚Äôs released and ask him their most burning questions.
‚ÄúThis is what No Shoes Radio is all about,‚ÄĚ Chesney said. ‚ÄúGoing direct to the people who love this music as much as we do ‚ÄĒ and giving them the chance to get inside these songs in a very personal way. This record has had a very unusual path, and I am so glad people are finally hearing this music.‚ÄĚ
SiriusXM‚Äôs Town Hall with Kenny Chesney will premiere on Friday, Oct. 28 at 12 p.m. ET on No Shoes Radio (Ch. 57). The exclusive album preview special will air the day before on No Shoes Radio at 6 p.m. ET.
The track list and album cover have been released for Kenny Chesney’s upcoming album “Cosmic Hallelujah.”
- Trip Around the Sun
- All the Pretty Girls
- Setting the World On Fire – with P!nk
- Bar at the End of the World
- Some Town Somewhere
- Rich and Miserable
- Jesus and Elvis
- I Want to Know What Love Is
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“I’ve been blessed with some of the best songs out there, some songs written, actually, just for this album by writers whose work I’ve loved for years,” Chesney said. “When ‘Setting The World On Fire’ came together, it opened a window of time – and some songs that had come in after we were done, I didn’t have to save for the next album. Suddenly, everything was changing, and the album I’m releasing now has a lot of what made ‘Some Town Somewhere’ capture the essential part of who the No Shoes Nation is, but really takes the your-life-is-now piece of ‘The Big Revival’ and expands it.
“And there’s one very special song I’ve been holding for years called ‘Coach’ that we went in and re-cut,” said Chesney. “It really captured that song’s heart.”
The new album will be released October 28th. You can pre-order the audio CD now at Amazon.
Kenny’s official site is also offering a few fan bundles. Check them out at cosmichallelujah.com.
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