Kenny Chesney readies new song
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Kenny Chesney readies new song

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 – Part of the reason Kenny Chesney is taking a year off between major concert tours was to spend time on his upcoming concert film and CD. "Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3-D" will be released nationally April 21 by Sony.

Chesney also found a new song as the ending theme for the movie, Ain't Back Yet, which goes to radio Feb. 8. "I wanted a piece of music that encapsulated the things in my life that brought me here...that showed the things that had brought me there," he said.

Craig Wiseman and Chris Tompkins penned the song. With the opening lines, "I heard a song 'bout a ramblin' man, bought a guitar and I started a band/ I got a gig at the local Am Vet, I was gone and I ain't back yet...," the song celebrates fast cars, first love and chasing dreams.

"That song is pretty much everything about what happened to me, especially with the music," Chesney said. "You get so focused on what you're trying to accomplish, it takes over...and there's nothing that's going to come between you and your dream. For some people, it's sports; for me, it was the music. You know, there's a price you pay to do this, but look at what this is...

"Or as the bridge goes, 'Lookin' back at the moments, black and white/ I wouldn't change a thing that changed my life/ For the worse, for the better, man, I was gone, gone forever... The laughs, the smiles, the trails, the tears/ It's hard to hate what got me here...' Pretty much sums it up."

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