Kenny Chesney is spending a second week at number one with “Save It For A Rainy Day.”
Country superstar Kenny Chesney has spent his second consecutive week at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Airplay charts with “Save It For a Rainy Day,” for the week ending Oct. 10. His latest single has charted for 15 weeks. The song was co-written by Andrew Dorff, Matt Ramsey and Brad Tursi.
“Save It For a Rainy Day” is the ninth track from his latest studio album, the critically-acclaimed “The Big Revival,” as well as its fourth radio single, following “Wild Child,” his collaboration with singer-songwriter Grace Potter. His “Big Revival Tour 2015″ has shattered concert sales records this summer. To learn more about country music mega-star Kenny Chesney and “Save It For a Rainy Day,” be sure to check out his official website.
Kenny Chesney has released four songs from The Big Revival and every one has reached the top of the charts, including the latest single “Save it For A Rainy Day.”
Kenny Chesney scores his 26th No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart (dated Oct. 3) as “Save It for a Rainy Day” jumps 4-1 in its 14th week with 48 million audience impressions (up 10 percent), according to Nielsen Music. Chesney ties Alan Jackson and George Strait for the second-most leaders in the chart’s 25-year history. Tim McGraw leads with 27 No. 1s.
The midtempo “Day” is Chesney’s fourth Country Airplay leader from his album The Big Revival. Story-song “American Kids” led the Sept. 20, 2014 list, followed by pop-rocker “Til It’s Gone” (Jan. 31) and the folky “Wild Child” with Grace Potter (June 27). The set has sold 419,000 copies to date. Chesney last notched four Country Airplay No. 1s from an LP with 2010’s Hemingway’s Whiskey: “The Boys of Fall,” “Somewhere With You,” “Live a Little” and “Reality.”
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“This song came through, and it’s sneaky, because it seems so fun and easy, but if you think about what it’s saying? Man, that’s every single person I know â€“ me included!” Chesney, 47, tells PEOPLE exclusively.
“And what would you give to have somebody tell you in the moments when you can’t get out of your rut, ‘Hey, man, you have a choice here?’ ” he says. “‘You can hang onto what’s bringing you down, or you can look around and see this gorgeous day you’re wasting.'”
“Feeling bad is easy, especially when things aren’t going your way,” says Chesney. “But you get a choice! This song’s a wake-up call, you know? Remember you choose how you feel. You can decide you’re not going to surrender to feeling bad, and find the joy or the good, or the sun in the skyâ€¦ and that’s a big deal.”
In fact, the singer says as soon as he heard the tune, he knew it was the right fit for his album.
“When I was considering songs for The Big Revival, I was looking for songs that spoke to the audience, but spoke to me, too,” says Chesney. “There can be a whole lot of truth on records and it doesn’t have to be heavy. Three minutes of something that feels good can hold a lot of wisdom, if you listen.”
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 Nationâ€¦. 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 feelâ€¦ 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 elseâ€¦ 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.”
Each of the first three singles that Kenny Chesney has released from his latest album The Big Revival have hit number one: “American Kids,” “Til It’s Gone,” and “Wild Child.” Will the fourth single do the same?
“Save it For A Rainy Day” is Kenny’s latest single to head to country radio. Listen to it below:
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Kenny Chesney’s “Wild Child” hits No. 1 on the Billboard and Mediabase Country Singles charts â€“ marking the first time since Hemingwayâ€™s Whiskey that Chesney has seen his first three singles top the charts.
It is also the very first No. 1 for Grace Potter, who shared a GRAMMY nomination with Chesney for â€śYou & Tequila.â€ť
In a cover story for Billboard, Chesney drew a comparison between â€śWild Childâ€ť and bro country songs: â€śOver the last several years, it seems like anytime anybody sings about a woman, sheâ€™s in cutoff jeans, drinking and on a tailgate â€” they objectify the hell out of them! [â€¦] But Iâ€™m at a point where I want to say something different about womenâ€ť.
He told Taste of Country that he wasnâ€™t searching for another Grace Potter duet, but when he finished writing the song, he knew it was unavoidable. â€śWhen you write about women, the best place to start is their spirit, and thereâ€™s not a woman that has a better free spirit than Grace Potterâ€ť.
At a recent event at BMI, Kenny Chesney was on hand along with the songwriters for “American Kids” and “Til It’s Gone” to celebrate both songs reaching number one back to back.
Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird and Shane McAnally wrote “American Kids,” the first single from Chesney’s “The Big Revival” album. Clawson, David Lee Murphy and Jimmy Yeary penned “Til It’s Gone.” All of the men were present Tuesday at BMI where their publishing companies lavished them with praise and commemorative plaques to celebrate the occasion.
The writers had many thank yous to say to Chesney for recording their songs.
“Kenny is the soundtrack to our lives,” said McAnally. “The fact that he recorded any of my songs at all blows my mind. … I’m just so blessed I get to do this for a living.”
Chesney said he knew he wanted to record both songs as soon as he heard them.
“I had a vision of what I wanted (album) ‘The Big Revival’ to be,” Chesney said. “I didn’t want to do what I had done, and I didn’t want to do what everyone else was doing. I had a small target to hit.”
When McAnally played him “American Kids,” Chesney said he knew in seven or eight seconds that he wanted to record it.
“I thought it was a song that I could wrap my album around,” Chesney said. “You have no idea how much fun it is to sing on stage and I’m so happy that for the rest of my life I get to sing it.”