Kenny Chesney definitely deserved the yearlong sabbatical he took from the business, and we kind of
suspected that when he came back, it would be with a bang.
In studio working on new album. Can't wait for everyone to hear the new music. pic.twitter.com/vSgphWPIpa— Kenny Chesney (@kennychesney) April 15, 2014
So the lead single, “American Kids,” from Kenny’s next project is about to make some noise. Written by Rodney Clawson (Frankie Ballard’s “Helluva Life”), Luke Laird (Lady Antebellum’s “Downtown”) and Shane McAnally (Kenny’s “Come Over”), Kenny heard the tune during a writers’ retreat with Shane.
“When I heard it, I knew I was gonna cut it,” Kenny says. “It was unlike anything I’d ever heard, and I listen to a lot of songs. The rhythms, the images, the way the melody moved . . . it just grabs you and holds on, but even more importantly, it feels really good.”
A teaser video has been released to give fans a hint as to what to expect, but the only lyric we hear is a little messed up, but we’re all alright.
Kenny explains, “Hey, life is hard. People work long hours, have all kinds of stuff going on in their personal lives. But if there’s one thing I’ve seen over the last 10 years, looking out at the face in the crowd: you can’t keep my fans down. These are people who, no matter what, are in love with life, and they’re gonna find the good times no matter what.”
“American Kids” will be at radio on June 20 and available for digital purchase on June 23.