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Chesney works on next album

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 – Kenny Chesney appears to be gearing up to release a new album.

Just when, though, was unclear.

Chesney has spent a lot of time making music, working on songs and recording, according to his publicist. His next album wll be his first for Warner Music Nashville. Chesney also will start rehearsing for the Chillaxifacation 2020 Tour soon as well.

"One of the hardest things about being this far into a career isn't keeping up with what other people are doing," said Chesney, "but telling your own truth in a way that's not repeating yourself, that's not just doing what you know works. I know there are certain things I respond to: songs that rock you hard, lyrics that twist without being too clever, ballads that open up your soul and make you think.

"It sounds easy, until you try to actually do it. But the best part about songwriting and getting in the studio is that music always surprises you - if you stay open, keep listening and let it show you where it wants to go. I think we're dialing in a pretty cool record, that's not just me, but every single person who's a member of No Shoes Nation.

"There really is no better compass than No Shoes Nation," said Chesney. "They have more heart, more passion, more love of life - and if I can be true to them, then I feel like we got it."

Chesney has recorded over the last 18 months in Nashville, Key West, Fla., Malibu, Cal. and on the road. "Rather than just churn out a record, because it was time, I wanted to give myself the opportunity to just get inside the music. I'm always looking and listening, and this time getting to record in the moment over the course of many, many months was incredible."

"I'm ready to get the next wave of my life on in full. I can't wait for people to hear some of these songs - and see them everywhere across the No Shoes Nation."

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Kenny Chesney's "Song for the Saints" is a step in the right direction for the popular country star. Inspired by the Hurricane Irma disaster, which hit Chesney personally as it destroyed a house he owned in the U.S. Virgin Islands, these songs are more serious and heartfelt than typical Chesney music. Best of all is "Love for Love City," a reggae duet with Ziggy Marley incorporating steel drums into an inviting island mix. It's followed by a cover of Lord »»»
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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