Kenny Chesney Unveils Plans To Release New Single, ‘Tip of My Tongue’

Mark your calendars, Kenny Chesney fans! The superstar has new music on the way this month. After spending much of…

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Lauren Jo Black

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July 1, 2019

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Mark your calendars, Kenny Chesney fans! The superstar has new music on the way this month.

After spending much of the spring on his Songs for the Saints Tour, Chesney took a short break and is now gearing up to introduce fans to his next musical chapter with the July 12 release of his new single, “Tip of My Tongue.”

Co-written by Chesney alongside Ross Copperman and pop singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, and co-produced by Chesney with longtime collaborator Buddy Cannon, “Tip of My Tongue” is described as merging “desire and connection over a figure of speech in a classic songwriting technique.”

“It’s funny how a figure of speech can lead you to all kinds of places,” the eight-time Entertainer of the Year shared in a press release. “You start talking, and words fall out, and anything can happen. When you go in and write on any given day, the chemistry is what it is. When the idea fell out, we all just laughed and went, ‘Well, what can we do with that?’

“I’ve written so much with Ross (Copperman), that’s always easy. He brought Ed (Sheeran) in, and he is such a great writer… The way creativity works in creative people is so different, but it’s always exciting. As a co-write with a new writer, it’s one of the most fun sessions I’ve done in a long time. I get why people love working with him.”

Just as he’s done with songs like “American Kids,” “Noise”  and “Setting The World On Fire,” Chesney hopes to push the proverbial musical envelope with “Tip of My Tongue.”

“With all the great songs that have been written in this town, I think you always want to do something a little different,” he explained. “I think there’s this moment when you look at someone and you know they contain everything. You want to know everything, consume everything about them. It’s why we say ‘It’s a long way down,’ because you want to know it all. And the best part: we got a melody that feels like what’s going on lyrically. The music matches the words, and you can just drift in it.”

The track will be available Friday, July 12 at 5am CT. “Tip of My Tongue” is the lead single from Chesney’s yet-to-be-announced album, which serves as the follow-up to 2018’s Songs for the Saints.

As the anticipation for “Tip of My Tongue” continues to build, check out Country Now’s list of the 10 Best Kenny Chesney Songs.

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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.