By now, Kenny Chesney has made it abundantly clear that not only does he make his albums for the people, but Here And Now was created with his iconic No Shoes Nation in mind. With his Platinum-certified Live in No Shoes Nation demonstrating the roar of Chesney’s voracious fan base, the songwriter/superstar from East Tennessee has always worked to capture the songs that will speak to the heart of people living lives between the coasts, dreaming dreams and figuring out how to have the most passion possible wherever they are.
After a month of Live Streams, we’re back with a traditional podcast. On the latest issue, we chat to the lovely Tenille Townes about not coming to C2C 2020, her musical influences and her charity work you might not know about. We also hear from Darius Rucker and Jon Pardi about social distancing, Dierks Bentley on Hot Country Knights and the men themselves about naming their album which is out today.
After the romping coming together in a divided world “Get Along” broke Billboard‘s Country Airplay Chart record for the Most Country No. 1s by an artist, Kenny Chesney returns to country radio with the life-changing “Better Boat.” A song of grace in the face of humanity, it empowers without overpowering.
In a press release on April 30, Kenny Chesney officially announced that fans could expect new music this summer! The country star plans to release his 17th studio album, Songs for the Saints, in July.
Fans have already heard “Get Along,” the project’s optimistic lead-off single, but Chesney suggests in a press release that much of the music on the new album will confront darker themes as well, with a deep exploration into “the places that save you.”
“So much has happened since I went off the road in 2016,” Chesney says. “And all of it, in one way or another, has ended up on this record. It’s special to me because of what it says — to me, and for me — about life, the world around us, how fragile it all can be and about somehow still finding the best parts of you, and moving towards them.”
The singer owned a home on the island of St. John, which Hurricane Irma left devastated in the late summer and early fall of 2017. Chesney’s experience with confronting and trying to recover from the wreckage plays into the new music, as the country singer co-wrote five of the album’s songs. Read on to learn more about Songs for the Saints.