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Chesney releases new song

Friday, June 20, 2014 – Kenny Chesney released a new song this morning, "American Kids."

The song, which clocks in at 3:07 minutes, was penned by Rodney Clawson, Shane McAnally and Luke Laird.

Chesney said, "I knew within the first 30 seconds of listening to American Kids that it was something really different for me," he said, referring to the cadence. "It's got a lot of twists and turns to where it's eventually going to end up."

Chesney said he thought the song captured "the real essence of my audience...There are a lot of free spirits, and they love pushing the limits in their own lives."

"It' says it's okay to be a little screwed up, but we're all alright," Chesney said. "It's a lot about truth. It's a lot about how I grew up."

Again co-producing with Buddy Cannon, Chesney is putting the finishing touches on his 16th studio release. No word on when a disc would be out. He will tour in 2015.

The lyrics to the song are:

Doublewide Quick Stop midnight T-top
Jack in her Cherry Coke town
Momma and Daddy put their roots right here
'Cause this is where the car broke down
Yellow dog school bus kickin' up red dust
Pickin' us up by a barbed wire fence
MTV on the RCA, no A/C in the vents

Chorus
We were Jesus save me, blue jean baby
Born in the USA
Trailer park truck stop, faded little map dots
New York to LA
We were teenage dreamin', front seat leanin'
Baby, come give me a kiss
Put me on the cover of the Rolling Stone
Uptown down home American kids
Growin' up in little pink houses
Makin' out on living room couches
Blowin' that smoke on a Saturday night
A little messed up, but we're all alright

Baptist church parkin' lot, tryin' not to get caught
Take her home and give her your jacket
Makin' it to second base, but sayin' you went all the way
Monday afternoon at practice
Sisters got a boyfriend Daddy doesn't like
Now he's sittin' out back, 3030 in his lap
In the blue bug zapper light

Repeat Chorus twice

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