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Kenny Chesney plans to release new single from forthcoming CD

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 – Currently in the studio between dates, finishing the follow-up to the triple platinum The Road & The Radio, Kenny Chesney will release "Never Wanted Nothing More" as the first single. The song was written by bluegrasser Ronnie Bowman and Chris Stapleton.

"Only in country music can you get laid and saved, all within three minutes," Chesney said. "And the thing about the song...it really is how life is lived, what we want and the way nothing else feels like that moment when you finally get it."

The song leans heavily on banjo, acoustic guitars and a staccato beat.

"I'm really lucky, because my fans are music lovers - and they let me do all kinds of things. It keeps it exciting for everybody," said Chesney. "This song isn't maybe what people are expecting, but then the best things never are."

BNA is going to simultaneously download every radio station in America on Monday, June 4th. The instantaneous service means the music will be available for airplay just as the Flip Flop Summer Tour heads into the NFL Stadiums in 6 major markets, starting in Pittsburgh June 9.

"To me, all the way back to when I was writing songs at Acuff Rose, learning from people like Dean Dillon and Whitey Shaffer, it's about the songs," Chesney said. "And we've got some great ones for this next album. The hardest part was figuring out where to start with which song to release first from this new record, but the good news is there's plenty of great music to come. And I'm ready 'cause as good as the last couple have been, this is a whole other level for us."

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