Fans hoping to get their hands on a new album from Kenny Chesney are in luck. The superstar is currently in the studio working on his next project and it will likely hit shelves later this year.
After giving his fans, who are collectively known as the No Shoes Nation, a taste of what’s to come with the sexy “Tip Of My Tongue,” Chesney is back in the studio crafting his next studio release. Combing through ballads that push his artistry and uptempo rockers that are made for stadiums, the Tennessee native says he believes he’s landed on a collection of songs his fans will love.
“One of the hardest things about being this far into a career isn’t keeping up with what other people are doing, but telling your own truth in a way that’s not repeating yourself, that’s not just doing what you know works,” the eight-time Entertainer of the Year said. “I know there are certain things I respond to: songs that rock you hard, lyrics that twist without being too clever, ballads that open up your soul and make you think.”
He admits it “sounds easy, until you try to actually do it.” That’s where his many years as a recording artist come in handy.
“But the best part about songwriting and getting in the studio is that music always surprises you – if you stay open, keep listening and let it show you where it wants to go. I think we’re dialing in a pretty cool record, that’s not just me, but every single person who’s a member of No Shoes Nation.”
Chesney went on to praise his legion of fans and made them a promise: “They have more heart, more passion, more love of life – and if I can be true to them, then I feel like we got it.”
According to a press release, his next album was recorded over the past 18 months in various locations, including Nashville, Key West, Malibu and on the road.
“Rather than just churn out a record, because it was time, I wanted to give myself the opportunity to just get inside the music,” he explained. “I’m always looking and listening, and this time getting to record in the moment over the course of many, many months was incredible.”
Further details surrounding Chesney’s next album, his first full-on album for Warner Music Nashville, have yet to be released. Until then, Chesney can likely be found in the studio or at rehearsals for his hotly-anticipated Chillaxification 2020 Tour.
“I’m ready to get the next wave of my life on in full,” he shared. “I can’t wait for people to hear some of these songs – and see them everywhere across the No Shoes Nation.”