Kenny Chesney Invites Fans to Take Chances With Feel-Good Anthem ‘Just To Say We Did’

“When you can boil down how to create real joy into three minutes that feels this good, I want to sing that song.” Chesney explains of the track.

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Lauren Jo Black

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February 2, 2024

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Kenny Chesney; Photo by Allister Ann

When Kenny Chesney first began teasing his forthcoming new album, BORN, he promised to release the “best collection of songs” possible. First, he debuted the emotive “Take Her Home,” which instantly resonated with fans due to its relatable storytelling, and today, he continues to live up to his promise with the release of “Just To Say We Did,” a feel-good song that reminds listeners to take chances in life.

Who Wrote “Just To Say We Did?”

Co-written by Chesney with Brett James, David Lee Murphy, and Matt Dragstrem and co-produced by Chesney and his longtime collaborator Buddy Cannon, “Just To Say We Did” fits seamlessly within the superstar’s wheelhouse. With one listen, fans are instantly reminded what life is all about: taking chances and living in the moment. 

While it’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind of the 9 to 5 life, Chesney once again reminds us that there’s more to life than just that.      

Listen To Kenny Chesney’s New Song

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“What can I say? ‘Just To Say We Did’ sounds like me and my friends growing up, and so many people I’ve met along the way,” Chesney shared in a statement. “It’s a song where whatever it is, why not? Get out there and live, shoot your shot, do that bucket list thing – just to say you did. When you can boil down how to create real joy into three minutes that feels this good, I want to sing that song.”

The eight-time Entertainer of the Year said he released the song with his loyal fanbase, No Shoes Nation, in mind. 

“And I think this summer when we’re out on the Sun Goes Down 2024 Tour, ‘Just To Say We Did’ is a lot of the energy we live on. Not just my road family, but all those crazy, awesome folks pulling up and tailgating out in the parking lots where No Shoes Nation comes to life every weekend. We picked this song as the next grat track for them, too,” he added. 

Kenny Chesney - BORN Tour Edition - Album Cover
Kenny Chesney – BORN Tour Edition – Album Cover

Kenny Chesney’s New Album BORN

With the excitement surrounding his upcoming tour and album continuing to build, the East Tennessee native recently revealed plans to release an exclusive Tour edition of BORN for members of No Shoes Nation. This extended project will include three extra tracks. 

“We decided to do something a little unorthodox, because as I’ve said with my live albums, there is no sweeter sound than hearing No Shoes Nation singing my songs,” Chesney explained. “We are going to create a special Tour Edition of BORN, which will have a few select cuts from 2018 before the world changed, in addition to the album that everyone else will be able to stream or buy in all the usual spaces.”

The Tour Edition of BORN will be available only to those who purchased tickets to his upcoming Sun Goes Down 2024 Tour and members of his official fan club. The tracks included on the exclusive edition include “Living In Fast Forward” from Chesney’s record-setting Nashville Nissan Stadium show along with two exclusive tracks from Chicago’s Soldier Field: “Get Along” and the CMA Award-winning duet “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” with David Lee Murphy.

Kenny Chesney; Photo by Jill Trunnell
Kenny Chesney; Photo by Jill Trunnell

Both editions of BORN will be released on March 29. 

Is Kenny Chesney Touring In 2024?

Weeks after releasing BORN Chesney will launch his Sun Goes Down 2024 Tour at Tampa, Florida’s Raymond James Stadium. The trek will visit stadiums around the country before wrapping up with an unprecedented three consecutive nights at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

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Lauren Jo Black

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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.