Wednesday, March 24, 2021
– Kenny Chesney's "Here and Now" is going deluxe come May 7, he announced today.
The dozen existing songs – including the number one, "Tip of My Tongue" and "Happy Does" – will be supplemented by four songs: "Wind On" from David Lee Murphy and Rodney Clawson, "Fields of Glory" from Josh Osborne, Ashley Gorley and Ross Copperman, "My Anthem" from Osborne, Shane McAnally and Jason Gantt and "Streets," co-written with Tom Douglas.
"Being home, writing with friends, recording with people who inspire you," Chesney said, "this time has taught me to really be in the moment, to share more music. Some of these songs will spark an immediate hunger for things we all love. Some of them I think people will think about for days and days after they hear them."
"With so much still unsettled, I didn't want to wait any more to share them."
Chesney announced last week that he was postponing his 2021 tour until 2022 due to Covid-19.
"There's something that happens when we bring the new songs out on the road," Chesney said. "To me, that's when an album is really finished. Once you play the songs, and get the chance to come together in the name of music."
Chesney just released the single "Knowing You" this month.
"Those people, those experiences change you. You're better for them if you'll see them for what they were and how they made you better. So, I'm really happy to know that what I heard when I first heard the demo is how other people are feeling whether they see the video, stream it somewhere or hear it on radio.
"And because of that, too, I'm glad we're making this deluxe available now. If you love 'Knowing You' and this album, we're making it even a little bit more special."