Chesney plans new music for '24
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Chesney plans new music for '24

Thursday, January 11, 2024 – Kenny Chesney will release a collection of new music this year, he said Thursday.

This comes on the heels of Chesney going on a stadium tour later this year. He also released the song "Take Her Home" on Nov. 10, 2023

""I'm ready," he said from Nashville, where he's recorded across various studios. "Because of the amount of time we've had to work and not just work, but really just hang out, write, experiment and play with different kinds of music, I got to go places, do some things we wouldn't normally try because we have such a clear vision of what we're trying to do."

"Of course, I have to figure out which of the songs makes this record - what or why we're holding some of these recordings for and what's the best collection of songs we can give No Shoes Nation. We've been having an ongoing conversation about life, love, friendships, what we lose and the people we remember since 'Young,' and that's something I'm mindful of."

Chesney has had several writing retreats "just to write and have fun. I never want to just force songs on a record because I wrote them. But I love the process of writing, whether I'm writing with friends or new people. It opens up how you see the world, and music. But I've got four or five that I feel pretty sure are gonna be on this album."

In addition to his touring compadres Nick Buda (drums), Kenny Greenberg (guitars) and Danny Rader (guitars, banjo, bouzouki), he and co-producer Buddy Cannon enlisted Pat Buchanan (electric guitar), Chad Cromwell (drums), Dan Dugmore (steel guitar), Michael Rojas (B3, Wurlizter, piano) and Dan Tyminski (acoustic guitar).

"There is so much to say and sing about lives people between the coasts are experiencing," Chesney said. "It doesn't take a lot to be happy, if you choose to seek it, just like the passion people beyond New York and L.A. employ every day is every bit as thrilling. To me, that's what my songs are made of and looking at this list, I wouldn't be surprised if this record comes in a little bit longer than normal, because there are too many good songs to leave behind."

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