Kenny Chesney Reacts to Alana Springsteen’s Cover Of One Of His Earliest Hits

Rising country singer/songwriter Alana Springsteen shared a beautiful cover of one of Kenny Chesney’s first hits and he responded in…


Lauren Jo Black

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December 16, 2021


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Rising country singer/songwriter Alana Springsteen shared a beautiful cover of one of Kenny Chesney’s first hits and he responded in the best way. 

Springsteen took to social media with an acoustic performance of Chesney’s 1994 release, “The Tin Man.” Sitting in her house, Springsteen delivered a goosebumps-inducing rendition of the heartbreak track as she picked on her guitar while singing the emotional lyrics. 

“Songs like ‘The Tin Man’ are the reason I love country music… still one of my favs,” captioned the clip. 

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Springsteen’s performance even caught the attention of the country superstar himself. 

“Well that was really beautiful. You sound great on it,” Chesney commented on Springsteen’s Instagram post. 

The rising star was quick to respond to the eight-time Entertainer of Year, writing, “Wow thank you 🙏🏻❤️ that means everything.”

“The Tin Man” is featured on Chesney’s 1994 debut album, In My Wildest Dreams. It was released as his second single in 1994, but later re-recorded and released on his Greatest Hits album in 2001. 

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Alana Springsteen’s Breakout Success 

2021 was a breakout year for the 21-year-old. On top of releasing her EP, History of Breaking Up (Part One), the Virginia Beach native got the invitation to join LANY on select dates of the gg bb xx tour 2021.

Springsteen documented her time on the road with a special YouTube video, showcasing memorable moments from tour life. 

“If you’re lucky, you get to experience a handful of moments in life where you kind of have to remind yourself that this is actually the life you get to live and that’s what the last few weeks have been for me,” Springsteen says in the clip, reflecting on her time on tour with LANY. 

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From playing a packed show in Nashville, to her first-ever arena, the tour was a dream come true for Springsteen. 

Something tells us this is only the beginning for Alana Springsteen and we can’t wait to see what she does next. 

Fans can keep up with the country newcomer on Instagram

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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.