COUNTRY SUPERSTAR, KENNY CHESNEY ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM: HERE AND NOW
East Tennessee songwriter/superstar, Kenny Chesney has spent the past 18 months reflecting on the world around him while writing and recording his new album, Here And Now which is due out on May 1st. Chesney’s upcoming release centres around his realisation that, whilst everyone is on their own journey, people ultimately are much more similar than different. Pre-order Here And Now HERE.
Kenny Chesney | “Here And Now” [Official Music Video]
Title track, “Here and Now” quickly became US country radio’s most added track in its first week, fitting for a man who holds the record for the most career No. 1s on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart! Chesney’s desire to make music is as catchy as his inspirational songs that drive people to recognize the good things around them – more important now than ever.
"When you’re this far into a career,” Chesney explains, “I think artists need to keep pushing themselves and the music without losing sight of who they are, or forgetting the people you make music for."
Co-produced with longtime collaborator Buddy Cannon (Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Merle Haggard), Here And Now paints pictures, captures specific people, celebrates road life, considers the truth of romance gone wrong and looks at how sweet life can be if we let it.
“You know, it’s going to have a high fun factor,” Chesney hints. “People work hard, and need music that makes them smile, that kicks them into a happy place.”
Kenny Chesney | "Tip Of My Tongue"
That creative spontaneity drove last summer’s Chesney/Ross Copperman/Ed Sheeran “Tip Of My Tongue,” written, recorded and released in the flow of the moment. As Chesney maintains, “We are now in a place and time where music isn’t stuck with one specific way to record or release songs to the fans. I will always love 10 or 12 songs that speak to each other, but there’s also an immediacy that lets you stay in the moment, and I love that freedom, too.”