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New Single “Noise” Coming Thursday

posted March 21st, 2016 at 11:13 am

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by Josh

New Kenny Chesney music is coming this Thursday!

“It seemed like everywhere I turn, everywhere I go, there is so much stuff coming at you,” Kenny says in a statement about the inspiration for the single. “Your phone, your car, on the streets, on TV. Everywhere it’s just so loud, so much, so many different things — all pushing buttons, being sensational, shouting for attention,” he says. “You can’t escape it, and you can’t turn it down.”

Kenny and Shane McAnally started writing the song, but then Kenny had to rush off to an important meeting — so, he says, “I actually sat in my manager’s parking lot, still working on the lines, the phrasing, the rhythms… Until finally I had to go in.” By the time the meeting was over, Shane and two other writers — Ross Copperman and Jon Nite — had not only finished the song, they’d also recorded a demo.

Kenny says the chorus for “Noise” “sums up both the state of the world and the reality of what it costs us.” It goes, “We scream, we shout til we don’t have a voice/In the streets, in the crowds, it ain’t nothing but noise… drowning out all the dreams of this Tennessee boy/Just trying to be heard… in all this noise.”




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Kenny Talks About His New Single “Save It For A Rainy Day”

posted July 8th, 2015 at 9:36 pm

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by Josh

In its first week out, Kenny Chesney’s “Save It For A Rainy Day” was the most added single on country radio.

Chesney explains how he picked the track as his new single, “It’s a hard choice because there’s a lot songs on this record I think would sound great on the radio, that speak to the No Shoes Nation…. But ‘Save It For A Rainy Day’ we can all use.

“The idea is, why lose another beautiful day over something out of our control? Whatever it is, a girlfriend leaving, a crummy boss, something else, the reality is pretty simple: they don’t care that they’re ruining your day. And they’re not, you are! It’s your choice how you’re going to feel… a lot more than any of us realize.”

He goes on to explore the theme of the song, which was written by Andrew Dorff, Matt Ramsey and Brad Tursi. “We all go through stuff,” Chesney laughs. “And you know, you can get so caught up in what I did wrong, or trying to take the blame, and you start missing out on everything else… We all make mistakes, we all screw up, but we’re also – I think most of us – good people trying to do right, and have some fun while we’re here! Friends, family, the moments, that’s the stuff that’s so easy to miss, and this song makes it so easy to figure out.”

Read more at antimusic.com.


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Chesney Speaks Out on Women’s Image in Today’s Country

posted September 13th, 2014 at 7:54 am

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by Josh Martn

In a great, wide-ranging interview with Radio.com, Kenny Chesney touched on the representation of women in today’s country music:

“In the last several years, a lot of the songs about women have been written in kind of an objectifying way,” he says. “If you didn’t wear cut-off jeans or a bikini top, or sit on a tailgate and drink, then you really weren’t worthy, you didn’t really add up. But ‘Wild Child’ is telling some girl out there that’s got dreams, that’s a free spirit, who’s smart and interesting, that she has a chance, that she is worthy.”

Chesney grew up in Luttrell, Tenn., and says that he was surrounded by a family with “a lot of women” during his years as a high school athlete and marketing major at East Tennessee State. “All the women that have been in my life — in my family or that I chased, fell in love with and out of love with, my island friends, my hippie New England friends — they all had this idea of the ‘wild child’ in them, and I thought about all of them when I was writing the song. I think it’s an important song, because it’s saying that they don’t have to be this one thing that’s been sung about over and over again recently. And I’m proud of that, that we wrote a song that lifts up a woman in that way.”

Be sure to read the full interview over at Radio.com


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“American Kids” Video to Debut Monday

posted June 26th, 2014 at 10:12 pm

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by Josh Martn

The music video for Kenny Chesney’s new single “American Kids” will debut Monday, according to gotcountryonline.com.

Look for the Shaun Silva-directed clip to premiere online at VEVO, for broadcast on CMT: Country Music Television and GAC: Great American Country on June 30. Look for a sneak-peek, behind-the-scenes on www.etonline.com

Shot in and around Southern California, “American Kids” features an eclectic group of young men and women, making music, feeling wholly alive and savoring the adventure in a crazy painted school bus. The bus, painted specifically for the clip, is meant to represent getting beyond what you know and coloring outside the lines.

You can listen to the song now below and download at iTunes.




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“American Kids” Most-Added New Song

posted June 24th, 2014 at 9:31 pm

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney knew he had something special when he heard “American Kids,” but he didn’t think he’d hit the kind of nerve the decidedly icon-invoking tribute to being young and alive in the U.S. has struck. Hitting radio Friday, June 20 at 6 a.m. and iTunes at 7 p.m., the first single from Chesney’s eagerly anticipated fall release debuted at #27 on Billboard and #31 on Country Aircheck/Mediabase. With little more than two days play, it topped iTunes Country Songs chart and hit the all-genre Top 10 over the weekend.

“I knew it was one of the freshest things in a long time when I heard it,” says the songwriter from Luttrell, Tennessee. “And then I heard it on the radio, and I couldn’t believe how great it sounded! ‘American Kids’ sounded as freewheeling and free-spirited as the folks I’m singing about… and no matter how old you are, I promise, unless you were one of those kids who just didn’t like fun, you know just how alive this feels.”

Bowing on NoShoesRadio.com at 6 a.m., mainstream radio took up the single – and by chart close Monday, 116 stations added the song. But beyond (un)conventional media, the song is making its way virally. Myriad covers are hitting the internet, including Angie Keilhauer, whose driving, smoky rendition caught Chesney’s eye. “It’s crazy what’s going on with it,” Chesney laughs. “People feel just like I do about this song. They love how it makes them feel, where it takes them in their life. You don’t need a big party to have fun, it’s right where you are and how you take it.

With a chorus that contains the salvo: “a little messed up, but we’re all alright,” the Shane McAnally/Luke Laird/Rodney Clawson song mines three rhythms, two works and so many iconics you can’t count’ em. But what can be measured is the smile-induction factor. For Chesney, who’s been creating trends rather than following them since his breakthrough No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems and When the Sun Goes Down, he was seeking something that was fun but didn’t sacrifice innovative songs or unique approach that have seen him teaming with Dave Matthews, Uncle Kracker, the Wailers and Grace Potter on a series of outside the lines #1s.

“I never want to repeat myself,” laughs the man The Wall Street Journal deemed “The King of the Road” about his upcoming project. “When you’ve had the kind of songs I’ve been able to find, it gets harder every time. But I believe creativity is something you create – with time, passion and talented friends! I hate not playing to the fans this summer, but the response to ‘American Kids’ tells me it was the right thing.”

“American Kids” celebrates how people live, capturing the details, realities and euphoria that defines being wildly alive.

Get “American Kids” now at iTunes.


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Listen to New Single “American Kids” Now

posted June 20th, 2014 at 9:46 am

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by Josh Martn

news_americankidsKenny Chesney’s new single is out!

Get it at iTunes right now

“American Kids” can be heard in full below, or catch it on No Shoes Radio each hour all day long.

“When I heard it, I knew I was gonna cut it,” Chesney says in a press release. “It was unlike anything I’d ever heard –- and I listen to a lot of songs. The rhythms, the images, the way the melody moved… It just grabs you and holds on, but even more importantly, it feels really good.”

“Hey, life is hard,” Chesney reflects. “People work long hours, have all kinds of stuff going on in their personal lives. But if there’s one thing I’ve seen over the last 10 years, looking out at the faces in the crowd: you can’t keep my fans down. These are people who no matter what are in love with life, and they’re gonna find the good times no matter what.”

How do you like it?




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“When I See This Bar” Is Most Added Song in Country Radio

posted June 13th, 2013 at 10:37 am

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney released his next single “When I See This Bar” last week and country radio made it the most added song:

“I think it’s happened to everybody,” he said. “You walk into a place where you really came of age, and you look around and realize that nobody there knows anything but all that happened there with you and your friends. But for you, it’s all still so real: right in that moment, right in that place. All the memories rush back – all the fun, all the crazy stuff you did, all the lessons and heartbreaks.

“Having played it for people since the record came out, I started to realize: what’s so incredibly personal for me is just as personal to every one I’ve played it for,” he continued. “Only they all have a very specific bar where it happened to them! Hung out with friends, fell in love, fell apart – and that’s why I figured this did make sense as a single.”



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