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CHESNEY HITS STUDIO FOR UPCOMING PROJECT
1/28/20

Blue Chair/Warner Nashville artist Kenny Chesney never stops looking for, listening to and working on songs. This new year finds him in the studio, tweaking an upcoming project to perfection.

Chesney started his career as a songwriter at Acuff Rose Publishing, and understands the power of great songs to connect people to their own lives. His single “Get Along,” from his deeply personal Songs for the Saints LP, spent two weeks at the top of the Country chart and garnered over 2.5b views anchoring a PSA for PassItOn. Last year alone he sold over 1.3 million tickets.

With his 2019 tour focusing on smaller markets often missed in his larger stadium-sized treks, which have made him the only country artist on Pollstar’s Top Touring Acts of the Last 25 Years, the Tennessee songwriter took his time making this new round of music and recording. Chesney wanted to dig deeper into the realm of his No Shoes Nation (Chesney's fan club), seeking ballads that expanded the horizon and tempo.

“One of the hardest things about being this far into a career isn’t keeping up with what other people are doing,” said Chesney, “but telling your own truth in a way that’s not repeating yourself, that’s not just doing what you know works."

“The best part about songwriting and getting in the studio is that music always surprises you," he continued, "if you stay open, keep listening and let it show you where it wants to go. There really is no better compass than my No Shoes Nation. They have more heart, more passion, more love of life – and if I can be true to them, then I feel like we got it.”

Recorded over the last 18 months in Nashville, Key West, Malibu and on the road, Chesney’s creativity went off the clock and into the world of inspiration. “Rather than just churn out a record because it was time, I wanted to give myself the opportunity to just get inside the music. I’m always looking and listening, and this time getting to record in the moment over the course of many, many months was incredible.”

As he gears up for rehearsals for his Chillaxification 2020 tour, Chesney is nearing completion of his first full album for Warner Nashville. “I’m ready to get the next wave of my life on in full. I can’t wait for people to hear some of these songs, and see them everywhere across the No Shoes Nation.”