Kenny Chesney Narrates Heartfelt ‘Take Her Home’ Music Video

“Everything about this song is a little movie,” Chesney says.

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Lauren Jo Black

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January 19, 2024

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Kenny Chesney – Take Her Home Music Video; Photo via YouTube

Kenny Chesney brought his chart-climbing single, “Take Her Home,” to life in a brand new video.

The East Tennessee native takes on the role of the narrator for the clip, guiding viewers through the heartfelt storyline of the song. The narrative unfolds as a man and woman meet at a bar and eventually go on to enjoy pivotal moments in life together, such as falling in love, getting married, and having a baby. As the story plays out in a dream-like sequence, Chesney is seen performing the song in the bar where they initially crossed paths. 

“Everything about this song is a little movie. Each verse is its own act, and you can see all the details if you’re listening. The deep cut Cheap Trick on a jukebox in a crowded bar… the pink and black suitcases… even the little baby in the last verse. There’s so much detail, people can see it in their heads,” Chesney explained upon the video’s release. 

“I wanted to figure a way that mirrors the innocence in this song. I wanted something that wouldn’t take away what someone else was seeing when they saw the video. It seems like the opposite from what you might do, but I think it’ll make sense when people see it.”

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Leaving room for viewers to interpret their own lives and stories through the song, the video does exactly what Chesney hoped it would.  

“Songs like ‘Take Her Home’ deserve to paint pictures for the listeners,” he pointed out. “When you can see yourself, or your friends, or someone you know in a song, that’s when a song will last long after it’s done playing. To me, this song has that potential for people… and as much as I like making videos, I also know the power of No Shoes Nation’s ability to live in my songs.”

“Take Her Home” Will Appear On Chesney’s New Album, BORN

“Take Her Home” was co-written by Zach Abend, HARDY, and Hunter Phelps and released in November. The song is the first taste of Chesney’s just-announced new album, BORN. Out on March 29, the highly anticipated project serves as the follow-up to 2020’s Here and Now. The album was recorded at various studios around Nashville and will feature several songs co-written by the eight-time Entertainer of the Year. 

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

With the anticipation for new music building upon his fanbase, the singer/songwriter went all-in and announced the album earlier this week.    

“You never want to think it’s all about you, or that in this crazy world, it’s all about your music,” he said when announcing BORN. “I’m just trying to find songs that continue the story of who we are…how we live, breathe, work, rock, kick back, and sometimes get tangled up in feelings that are anything but simple. Then you see people react the way they have to the news, and you go, ‘Well, okay…’

In addition to revealing the title and release date, he also shared the album cover art with fans. 

Kenny Chesney - BORN Cover Art
Kenny Chesney – BORN Cover Art

“I’d already decided on the cover because it was something clean and simple and true. It’s the kind of picture that says everything, but leaves plenty of room for everything else,” he explained in a statement. “My friend Allister shot it, and it’s just me looking straight into No Shoes Nation. When I saw it, it was really the only choice for this record.”

The official tracklisting for BORN has yet to be revealed, but fans can expect “Take Her Home” and the title track, “Born” to be among the songs on the record.

Upcoming Tour

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, 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.