iHeartRadio Hosts Kenny Chesney’s ‘Life on A Rock’ Album Release Party

iHeartRadio Hosts Kenny Chesney’s ‘Life on A Rock’ Album Release Party

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Kenny Chesney is accustomed to singing Country anthems in front of 60,000 plus fans on a nightly basis. However, on the day before his new album, Life on a Rock, was set to be released, Chesney sat down with a much smaller crowd. 50 lucky fans had the chance to attend the iHeartRadio Life On A Rock Album Release Party where the superstar discussed what he described as his most personal album to date.

iHeartRadio hosted this exclusive Album Release Party at the iHeartRadio Theater presented by P.C. Richard & Son and Bobby Bones, host of The Bobby Bones Show, syndicated on Country radio stations nationwide, joined Kenny on stage for the festivities. Fans were treated to an hour of stories behind where the songs from Life on a Rock came from.

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Chesney told the crowd that he had written the songs on the album for himself, never thinking they would ever be heard, let alone be put on an album. He explained that at first, the album was a personal “journal that rhymed.” Songs such as “Lindy,” “Marley,” “When I See This Bar,” and “Must Be Something I Missed” were actually written without a guitar in his hands or any music to the lyrics. He further eluded that he thinks that his music has changed over the course of the past few years because he has changed as a person. He stated “if my music did not change it would not be authentic.”

The hitmaker was not serious and deep the entire party as he shared jokes and stories behind “Coconut Tree” featuring Willie Nelson and “Spread the Love,” which features the Wailers. With a big smile and a deep laugh, he said that working with the Wailers was a lot like working with Willie. He told us he had spent two days with Willie at his house in Maui, Hawaii, sitting at a poker table trading the guitar back and forth. He also said that the Wailers had sent him the song “Spread the Love,” but wanted him to create his own lyrics to the song and that was how the song was born.

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During the course of the hour, it was a unique experience to be so up close and personal with one of the top entertainers in the entire world and see him describe what he was thinking at the time he created such personal songs. I could see the true authenticity in the songs on Life on a Rock as he intently described what he meant by his lyrics. Bobby Bones did a great job by asking interesting questions and adding in his own humor. The iHeartRadio Theater was the perfect intimate, yet state of the art setting to make the hour long party a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

If you missed listening to the event when it aired, you can watch clips HERE.

-By CMIL Contributor, Ryan Miller