Kenny Chesney Tributes Fans In Just-Released ‘We Do’ Music Video

Kenny Chesney surprised fans with the release of a brand new music video for his Here and Now album opener,…


Lauren Jo Black

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May 7, 2020


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Kenny Chesney; Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

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.

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“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.

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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 and her work being featured on 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.