Kenny Chesney Drops ‘Take Her Home,’ A Heartfelt Reflection On Love And Life’s Little Moments

The wait for new Kenny Chesney music is over.


Lauren Jo Black

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November 10, 2023

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Kenny Chesney is adding to his collection of emotional story songs with the release of his brand new single, ‘Take Her Home.” 

What Is Kenny Chesney’s New Song About?

Available to stream now and officially going for adds at country radio on Monday (Nov. 13), “Take Her Home” tells the story of a man and woman who meet at bar and eventually go on to enjoy pivotal moments in life together. Following their chance meeting at a downtown bar, the couple falls in love and prepares to take the next step in their relationship. With “stuffed truck sittin’ in the driveway,” he assures her, “you ain’t got nothin’ to worry about’ as he prepares to “Take Her Home” to meet his family. 

“And take her home, fall in love/ Thank the good Lord up above/ That He sent one down into your arms/ And put a chain around your raised hell heart/ You try to play it cool walkin’ through the door/ But you’re smilin’ like a fool ’cause you can’t wait for them/ Down the road memories you’re bound to make/ And you will one day/ Take her home,” Chesney sings on the chorus. 


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The meaning of “Take Her Home” changes throughout each verse and the story comes to a close as the couple welcomes a baby girl into the world. With a car seat in the back, they go “creepin’ down the interstate” as they prepare to “Take Her Home.” 

As the artist with the most No.1s on the Mediabase Country Singles chart, Chesney knows how to pick songs that people connect with. “The Good Stuff,” “Anything But Mine,” “There Goes My Life,” and “Don’t Blink” are prime examples of this, and “Take Her Home” follows suit. 

The Song Encapsulates Life In “Less Than Four Minutes”

“When I heard ‘Take Her Home,’ I just laughed,” Chesney shared of the song. “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.”

Kenny Chesney - Take Her Home (Single Art)
Kenny Chesney – Take Her Home (Single Art)

The East Tennessee native says he truly connected with the song because he sees people living out these moments in life on a daily basis. 

“It’s amazing how simple figuring life out can be,” the superstar shared. “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.”

Who Wrote “Take Her Home?”

“Take Her Home” was co-written by Zach Abend, HARDY, and Hunter Phelps. When the demo fell in his lap, Chesney knew he had to record it. 

“Every now and then, you find a song that just feels right,” he explained. “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.”

“Take Her Home” is the first taste of new music from Chesney since 2022’s “Beer With My Friends” featuring Old Dominion. Prior to that, he released his latest full-length project, Here And Now, in 2020. 

Kenny Chesney and Mac McAnally; Photo Courtesy CMA
Kenny Chesney and Mac McAnally; Photo Courtesy CMA

Earlier this week, Chesney appeared at the 57th Annual CMA Awards to honor his late friend Jimmy Buffett with a poignant performance of “A Pirate Looks At Forty” alongside Mac McAnally. The star-studded tribute, which also featured Alan Jackson and Zac Brown, was a highlight of “Country Music’s Biggest Night.”

Who Is Touring With Kenny Chesney In 2024?

The eight-time Entertainer of the Year will return to the road in 2024 on the Sun Goes Down 2024 Tour. Joining Chesney on the road will be Zac Brown Band, Megan Moroney, and Uncle Kracker. The stadium trek is named after Chesney’s multi-week No. 1, “When the Sun Goes Down,” which also serves as the title of his eighth studio album. 

Kenny Chesney - Sun Goes Down 2024 Tour; Photo Courtesy of Essential Broadcast Media
Kenny Chesney – Sun Goes Down 2024 Tour; Photo Courtesy of Essential Broadcast Media

“I wanted a name that suggested – obviously – when all the good stuff starts to happen. The one thing I’ve learned about No Shoes Nation and these stadium shows is they start the good times early and they just keep it going,” Chesney says of his 2024 tour name. “But we all know, when the sun goes down, that’s when people really get loose and enjoy themselves.”

Kicking off on April 20, 2024 at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, the Sun Goes Down tour will run through August 23, when Chesney will wrap things up with his longstanding tradition of closing out the tour in a venue he has played to well over a million people – Foxborough, Mass.’s Gillette Stadium.

Tickets for these major stadium shows will go on sale next Friday, Nov. 17. For more information, visit Kenny Chesney’s official website HERE.   

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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 and her work being featured on 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.