After playing to 1.3 million fans in 2015, Kenny Chesney is back to the music. He has spent the last several months writing and seeking songs in Austin, the islands, and the road. He’s also joined with longtime co-producer Buddy Cannon (Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard) in the studio in Los Angeles and Nashville.
“You have to take time to live and breathe, to fill up your tanks to be creative,” Chesney says in a press release. “Otherwise, you’re just on a treadmill churning out what you’ve already done… Who needs that? For me, especially after the success of The Big Revival, I want to move the music, the songs, the discussion forward!”
For the new album, Chensey is working with many noteworthy songwriters like David Lee Murphy and Allison Moorer, as well as a few surprises.
“There’s a moment you feel a record grab hold, and take shape,” Chesney states. “You can have great songs and not have an album. You can have a killer record that won’t move people on the radio. The idea is to balance both, then hopefully create something that does both, that also says something as a whole. I think we’re on our way.”
Chesney has created trends instead of following them since his breakthrough No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems and When the Sun Goes Down. Look for new music sometime this spring. Meanwhile, Chesney will launch his Spread The Love Tour with Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt and Old Dominion on April 23rd in Auburn, Alabama.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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