Kenny Chesney Shares ‘Here and Now’ Track Listing
Kenny Chesney just unveiled the 12-song track listing for his much-anticipated new album, Here and Now. As he does with…
Kenny Chesney; Photo by Allister Ann
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
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.