After traveling the world, Kenny Chesney is taking a moment to appreciate the “Here and Now.” The first new song of 2020 for the Country star is a rocking, rambling tour of experiences that settles into a mindful examination of the present for Chesney. It’s an upbeat slice of hope that unwinds with a scorching solo and a meaningful message.
“This song kind of blew my mind,” Chesney says in a statement. “The chorus is everything I feel about my time on stage with No Shoes Nation... the rush of it absolutely being the best place, best moment in the entire world. There’s no rush like it.”
Kenny is currently at work on the follow-up to 2018’s Songs for the Saints, explaining that there is renewed focus on the importance of storytelling, reconnecting with writing friends, and sparking new creative forces.
“You realize what these songs represent. It’s not just a hit record, but a piece of people’s lives, words when they need them, a break or a place to cry... and yes, a lot of times a lot of fun.”
For “Here and Now,” Chesney puts us all on notice, that while there are plenty of distractions and detours, it’s this moment right here that means the most. “It’s not the big stuff that gets you laughing or breaks the bad momentum, it’s what’s right here if you’ll bother to dial in and really feel it.”
Kenny Chesney will take his signature good vibes on the road again starting in April, filling stadiums across the country for the Chillaxification 2020 tour. You can find the full list of upcoming dates here.