Kenny Chesney just unveiled the 12-song track listing for his much-anticipated new album, Here and Now.
As he does with all of his albums, the superstar made his new record with his fans, the No Shoes Nation, in mind.
“I’d say it’s weird, the way people hear songs, and say, ‘That’s me!’,” the eight-time Entertainer of the year confesses, “except I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said, ‘That’s me.’ When it started happening, I was honored… and as it went on, I started to realize how important music is in all of our lives. It’s a life raft, a coach cheering for you, a shoulder to cry on, a reason to take stock.
“When I’m listening to songs in the studio, actually putting a record together, I’m thinking about that. I’m thinking about Vibe Room conversations, people I meet moving around, the stories I’m told… the reasons people connect with the songs. I don’t take it lightly, even when the song is supposed to be fun.”
Here and Now, which arrives on May 1, features 12 tracks, each of which holds a special place in Chesney’s heart.
“It’s funny how you cut a song because you believe in what it says, or think it captures what No Shoes Nation teaches me every day,” he explains. “But then the world turns, and suddenly, it truly is right now. And when I looked at these songs, this dozen recorded over the last two or three years, they were Polaroids from the parking lots, back home, the islands, my friends’ lives. Every single one is someone I know, you know or may even be – and right now, our friends are absolutely the most precious thing we have.”
Chesney’s latest single and the album’s title track, Here and Now,” already made its way into the Top 20 at country radio. Earlier this week, the superstar debuted a music video for the song. Fans can check it out HERE.
Here And Now Track Listing:
1. We Do
2. Here And Now
3. Everyone She Knows
5. Knowing You
7. Someone To Fix
8. Happy Does
9. Tip of My Tongue
10. You Don’t Get To
11. Beautiful World
12. Guys Named Captain