People.com has the world premier of Kenny Chesney’s new music video for “Save It For A Rainy Day.”
“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 skyâŠ 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 NationâŠ. 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 feelâŠ 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 elseâŠ 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 Hemingwayâs 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 âYou & Tequila.â
In a cover story for Billboard, Chesney drew a comparison between âWild Childâ and bro country songs: âOver the last several years, it seems like anytime anybody sings about a woman, sheâs in cutoff jeans, drinking and on a tailgate â they objectify the hell out of them! [âŠ] But Iâm at a point where I want to say something different about womenâ.
He told Taste of Country that he wasnât searching for another Grace Potter duet, but when he finished writing the song, he knew it was unavoidable. âWhen you write about women, the best place to start is their spirit, and thereâs not a woman that has a better free spirit than Grace Potterâ.
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.”
Kenny Chesney is reuniting with Grace Potter for his next single. After hitting number one with the first two tracks off The Big Revival, “Wild Child” heads to country radio.
The singer reunites with Grace Potter on the track, which is featured on his album âThe Big Revival.â He co-wrote the song with Josh Osborne and Shane McAnally.
Chesney says that the lyrics basically describe all the women heâs ever been attracted to â and heâs taking a stand against the way the âbro-countryâ movement sings about women.
âOver the last several years, it seems like anytime anybody sings about a woman, sheâs in cutoff jeans, drinking and on a tailgate â they objectify the hell out of them,â Chesney says. âTwenty years ago, I might have written a song like that â I probably did. But Iâm at a point where I want to say something different about women.â
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