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Chesney sets the world on fire, pushes back CD 'til October

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 – Kenny Chesney announced Wednesday that "Some Town Somewhere" will be released in late October, pushing it back from this Friday.

Chesney said a duet with pop singer Pink, "Setting the World on Fire," resulted in the three-month delay to Oct. 28.

The CD was preceded by the release of the single "Noise," which became Chesney's most added first week single ever.

"To have a song that is so 'right in the moment' is a rare thing," Chesney said. "'Somewhere With You' had it, too. But that's a song of wanting, and this, this is a song of being. But the more I listened, the more I knew I needed a woman's voice, to be in the song with me."

While spending time in California, Chesney had run into and become friendly with Pink. "Pink's voice holds so many feelings all at the same time: joy, desire, a bit of toughness, a little hurt. She's an incredible singer - and has this great tone that shines but has a little wear to it, but doesn't sound beat up. So I called her."

"The thing about Pink, beyond what a great singer she is, is what a generous spirit she has. To me, great singers are the ones who can get inside a song and capture the spark. When you hear Pink on this song, you believe her - and to me, that's everything the song required to come to life."

Chesney previously has done duets with Uncle Kracker, Grace Potter, Dave Matthews, Mac McAnally and the Wailers.

"Sure, it would be easier to just leave everything on schedule," said Chesney. "But when you have something you know is great, and it captures the best part of being alive, why wouldn't you slow down enough to make it happen in the moment? That's what 'Setting The World On Fire' is all about - and I figure it may be a while before I make another record, and I don't want to wait to share this because it's so good."

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