Thursday, November 9, 2023
– Kenny Chesney will release a new song, "Take Her Home," at midnight, he announced today.
"When I heard 'Take Her Home,' I just laughed," Chesney said. "It was everything life is made of in less than four minutes. It's true, honest and all the stuff that's easy to forget. All those details and little moments? The deep cut Cheap Trick, the black-and-pink suitcase in the back of the truck, a 7 pound, 5 ounce baby? That's what makes these kinds of life changes what they are. And it's funny: no matter what stage you're in, you really are always scared. That's how you know it's gonna be worth it."
"It's amazing how simple figuring life out can be," Chesney said. "I look around, and I see people in every state of this song every day. It's part of the miracle of being alive. Even when it's not happening to you, it's happening to someone you love – whether your friend, a brother or sister, co-worker – and that feeling comes right back. I can't wait to hear people singing this one back to us, because it's going to be one of those moments. I just know."
"Every now and then, you find a song that just feels right," Chesney said. "There's an honesty about life that you can't just churn out. Finding songs that ring true? When you hear one, you grab it – and that's a lot of how this song happened. We were trying to decide what to lead with, and someone sent me this demo, and I knew. No more discussion. We had the song – and a great time turning it into a record. Real life? There's nothing like it."
The news came two days after Chesney announced he would go on a stadium tour next year with Zac Brown Band, Parker McCollum and Megan Moroney.