Kenny Chesney has one little request for listeners out there in order to make the world a better place: “Get Along.”
The country singer locked in as the voice of the song, penned by Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Ross Copperman, to spread the kind word out to the community around him and beyond. With the notion to send a message about peace and understanding in a lighthearted way, Chesney really hopes the track inspires folks to respect others despite the madness going on everywhere people look.
“Some days, it’s like the world is just angry, screaming people, all harping on what’s wrong, how other people are awful. The more I move around, talking to people, though, the more I know people are seeking the same things, working hard to get by and hoping for the best for their family and friends. It’s simple, but we keep getting driven apart – and made unhappy. When I heard this song, beyond how good the rhythm felt, I was amazed how simply they broke all this stuff down. Get along… find the common ground… know the basic stuff is where the joy, the love, the happiness is,” Chesney explained.
It’s not as though Chesney wants to preach his own beliefs and force them upon his fans, but rather apply good values to the next chapter of his musical development and let the lyrics do the talking for him.
“To me, music is what you make it, and I want music that sounds good, but also gives you permission to really live,” explained Chesney. “I think we can get so caught up in expectations, our own and other people’s, and we forget what matters.”
“Get Along” will be available to fans on April 6, and sent out to radio stations on that same day.