Thursday, March 26, 2020
– Kenny Chesney released the 11-song track list for his upcoming disc, "Here and Now," dropping May 1 on his new label, Warmer Music Nashville.
The release is said to be a mix of country rock, class country and sea shanties.
"I'd say it's weird, the way people hear songs, and say, 'That's me'," Chesney said "except I can't tell you how many times I've said, 'That's me.' When it started happening, I was honored... and as it went on, I started to realize how important music is in all of our lives. It's a life raft, a coach cheering for you, a shoulder to cry on, a reason to take stock."
"When I'm listening to songs in the studio, actually putting a record together, I'm thinking about that. I'm thinking about Vibe Room conversations, people I meet moving around, the stories I'm told... the reasons people connect with the songs. I don't take it lightly, even when the song is supposed to be fun."
"Here And Now" is the follow up to "Songs for the Saints."
"It's funny how you cut a song because you believe in what it says, or think it captures what No Shoes Nation teaches me every day," he said. "But then the world turns, and suddenly, it truly is right now. And when I looked at these songs, this dozen recorded over the last two or three years, they were Polaroids from the parking lots, back home, the islands, my friends' lives. Every single one is someone I know, you know or may even be - and right now, our friends are absolutely the most precious thing we have."
The track list is:
Here And Now
Everyone She Knows
Someone To Fix
Tip of My Tongue
You Don't Get To
Guys Named Captain