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Chesney debuts Out Last Night on MySpace

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 – Kenny Chesney will debut the video for Out Last Night May 1 on MySpace.

"It seems to be that Myspace.com is what FM radio was when it took hold," Chesney said. "Back when, it seemed like all the new music, all the stuff you'd want to discover was on FM radio stations where the total music junkies were hanging out - waiting to see what's next.

"I know a lot of my fans are using social networking as a way to stay connected, to communicate with each other...to check out music and swamp bands," he said, "and it's a pretty exciting thing to get out there where you can feel the fans. It's straight into their hands - and having the greatest fans in the world, this seemed like a way to give them the clip when they want it, where they want it."

Filmed on location in Miami, Out Last Night was inspired by a real late night shared with co-writer Brett James over Christmas vacation. Shaun Silva directed the video.

"From video to video, we really try to capture the song's feeling," said Chesney. "If you can capture a song's vibe in the video, then I think you've served the songwriters, the singer, but especially the fans. Because everyone has their personal movie of what a song should be - and you don't want to ruin that. But I'd say with Out Last Night, Shaun captured a night that everybody would want to be a part of."

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