Album: Some Town Somewhere
Release date: July 8, 2016
Label: Columbia Nashville/Sony
Kenny Chesney, the 8-time Entertainer of the Year, announced the upcoming release of Some Town Somewhere on July 8.
“In some ways, this record is more me than anything I’ve done,” Chesney says. “You get into my head, my heart and the way so much of what’s going on around all of us hits me. Taken as a whole, this is a record about seizing life in all its forms: the moments you wish wouldn’t end, the times that make you rethink your priorities, the simple stuff that gives us balance, a few characters at the bar and the hope that it’s all worth doing.”The project draws on some of his favorite writers – Shane McAnally (“Somewhere With You,” “American Kids”), Josh Osborne (“Wild Child,” “Come Over”), David Lee Murphy (“Pirate Flag,” “Living In Fast Forward”), Ross Copperman (“Pirate Flag”) and Matraca Berg (“You & Tequila”) – as well as Oscar nominee Allison Moorer, Americana Awards winner Hayes Carll and Texas singer/songwriter John Ed Baumann,
“Every time I go into the studio, I think it’s important to bring people into your world – and maybe give them back a piece of their own world in the process. So much is happening so fast, we get caught up and forget some of the best stuff is what we’re rushing through,” says the man deemed “The People’s Superstar” by The Los Angeles Times. “I’ve had some of the very best songs, songs that really meant something to people and we went interesting places musically. But that sets the bar higher every time. I don’t want to repeat -- and I want to grow as an artist. It’s a lot harder than you’d think.”Again co-producing with Buddy Cannon, Some Town Somewhere was recorded in Los Angeles and Nashville, Tenn. Though no Grace Potter, there will be some very special guests – including Moorer on the song she co-wrote.
“When you’re in the studio, the chemistry the band has can have as much impact on the way the songs turn out as anything,” Chesney explains. “You could feel it on the last album, and I think everybody brought it up a notch or two this time. Everyone kind of knew we’d let ‘em push the songs, and man did they. Even the acoustic songs have so much presence.”