21 years after scoring his first No.1 single with “She’s Got It All,” Kenny Chesney is back in the peak spot with his latest chart-topper, “Get Along.” His first single with his new record home, Warner Music Nashville, the song marks the Tennessee native’s 30th time in the No.1 spot, making him the artist with the most No.1 songs in the history of the Billboard Country airplay chart.
“I can’t think of a better song to set a record,” said Chesney in a press release. “Everything it says is everything I think makes the world a better place. To have something that has a groove that feels so good wrapped around a song that reminds us it’s the things that bring us together that will make us happy… When you get right down to it, “Get Along’ is a great way to have some pretty important life advice delivered.”
The song appears as the lead single from Chesney’s upcoming love letter to the Virgin Islands, Songs for the Saints. Dedicated to those who lost everything in the 2017 hurricanes but continue to press on, the project conveys a message of hope and strength for his adopted home.
“This didn’t come from anywhere but my heart, my soul and my concern for a lot of people who’ve given me a lot of their life. When it’s good, lots of people get inspired, get in gear and find their better selves. To start Songs for the Saints this way feels like a really good beginning,” added Chesney.
In addition to taking “Get Along” to the top of the country radio charts, Chesney also broke an attendance record he set in 2015 when he visited Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium when 57,528 fans came up for his Trip Around the Sun Tour stop over the weekend.
Songs For the Saints will hit shelves on July 27 with proceeds going towards the Love for Love City Fund to help those recovering from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The project will feature collaborations with Ziggy Marley, Mindy Smith and Jimmy Buffett.