Kenny Chesney Debuts Cinematic ‘Knowing You’ Music Video
Watch the Music Video of the Year-worthy clip here.
Kenny Chesney; Photo by Allister Ann
After nearly three decades in the music business, Kenny Chesney continues to push his artistry to new levels and his new music video for “Knowing You” is a prime example of that.
The just-released clip brings the emotional song to life in cinematic form, showcasing Chesney’s acting skills alongside a female counterpart. The Shaun Silva-directed clip features scenes shot off the coast of Massachusetts as well as in the Virgin Islands.
“One of the things about this video I love is the way you can feel the settings,” Chesney shares. “And each location – whether in Gloucester, Mass. or the Virgin Islands — was selected because it feels the way these emotions actually feel. As I’ve said, over and over lately, the people who come into your life and then are gone, it’s for any number of reasons. But beyond missing them, you have the opportunity to recognize what they brought to your life and be thankful.”
Playing out like a mini-movie, the “Knowing You” video is a must-see and truly encapsulates the heartfelt song and all of the emotions that come along with it.
“It’s such a pure song,” Chesney says. “If you listen, you can find the people you love in it. I wanted the video to have that, too. It’s not about being on a fishing boat freezing, but this pain you feel – and also finding gratitude for knowing someone who changed your life. Wherever they are, you know they’re living their best life; they’re shining and doing the same thing for someone else – and that can be in this life, or the next.”
Sonically, “Knowing You” is reminiscent of some of Chesney’s earlier releases and that’s not by accident.
“It sounds like coming home in a lot of ways,” Chesney previously explained of the track. “This is the essence of all the music that country is. When you hear this, something inside tingles, because it’s more than production tricks, the guitars, or how hard the drums hit, it’s just so pure… Country at its very best is true, it’s from the heart. ‘Knowing You’ is just that, it’s all heart.”
“Knowing You” was co-written by Brett James, Adam James and Kat Higgins. The track appears on Chesney’s latest album, Here & Now.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.