Kenny Chesney's new single, "Here And Now," has arrived. The song, released Friday (February 21), features lyrics that inspire listeners to live in the moment.
"Lotta people dreaming ‘bout one day, someday / Waiting just around the bend / I used to be one / Wondering when they’d come, but now I’m living in..." Chesney sings in the new song.
"This song kind of blew my mind," Chesney says. "The chorus is everything I feel about my time onstage 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."
He continues, "But what really got me was the way the song puts everybody on notice. It says everything about how we all put off living our lives because there’s so much other stuff to do. Only thing is, that’s exactly how you miss everything that matters! 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."
The song came from a conversation Chesney had with songwriters Craig Wiseman, David Garcia and David Lee Murphy. The writers captured Chesney's feelings and put them in a song.
"When I heard it, it was everything we’d been talking about," Chesney said. "The melody, the rhythm felt like what the song was made of. That line, ‘Everybody’s waiting, but they’re waiting on what? Better get to living, because all we’ve got is…here and now...' That is the whole deal in two lines. Your life is now, get after it."
"Here And Now" will be included on Chesney's upcoming album expected some time this year. This summer, the country star will hit the road for his 2020 "Chillaxification Tour" kicking off on April 18 in Arlington, Texas. The tour includes 22 stadium shows and 18 amphitheater dates.
Michael Franti & Spearhead will be the only additional act joining Chesney for the amphitheater shows. The group will also be a part of the stadium tour along with Florida Georgia Line and Old Dominion. Tickets for the tour are available now.
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