Kenny Chesney surprised fans with the release of a brand new music video for his Here and Now album opener, “We Do,” and the clip is all about No Shoes Nation.
Filmed in Boston, Pittsburgh, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Anaheim, Philadelphia and beyond, the clip celebrates the unique connection between Chesney, his crew and fans and brings the anthemic track to life.
“I always say, ‘If people could see what we see from that stage, from the golf carts swooping through the parking lots, the top of the stadiums and everywhere else, they’d know why No Shoes Nation is the greatest group of passionate, loud, awesome people in the world!’” Chesney shares. “And if a picture is worth a thousand words, then here’s a billion of ‘em in this video, set to a song written from me to them. No holding back, just full on here it comes.”
The Shaun Silva-directed clip showcases everything there is to love about Chesney’s live shows, from the parties in the parking lots to the massive singalongs inside the stadiums, it’s all there.
“I’ve wanted to paint this picture for a long time,” Chesney explains. “But I never had the song that said what I needed to say about what we all share together. Once I did, it was a matter of how to build this clip in a way that captures the essence of it! Because you try to tell people, and they can’t quite get their heads around it.
“I look at those faces, the kids up on the stage hugging me, the guy throwing his arms into the air on his dad’s shoulders, and I think, ‘YEAH! That’s what the best rockers did for me, too.’ No matter how hard I work, how much we play, I will spend my life trying to give back as much as they give us – because nobody throws passion at a band harder than No Shoes Nation.”
After dropping Here and Now to rave reviews on Friday (May 1), Chesney went live on social media to introduce the video directly to fans.
“Everything now is just so different,” he acknowledges. “There’s so much we can’t know. But the one thing I am absolutely, completely sure of is this: No matter when, no matter where, No Shoes Nation shows up, brings it hard and leaves everything they’ve got whenever we’re together. So, from me to them, ‘Who gets to live like we do? WE DO!”
Click above to check out the “We Do” music video.