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Kenny Chesney Announces New Single, ‘Here And Now’

Time to stop getting lost in the every day hustle.

Written by Lauren Laffer
Kenny Chesney Announces New Single, ‘Here And Now’
Kenny Chesney; Courtesy of Warner Music Nashville

Kenny Chesney will offer up a pulsating new hit when his single “Here and Now” drops on February 21. Running at two minutes and 51 seconds, the song encourages listeners to stop getting lost in the hustle and bustle of life, and start appreciating the time we’re in right now.

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 track.

“This song kind of blew my mind,” said the Tennessee native in a press release. “The chorus is everything I feel about my time on stage 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.

“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.”

It was after a conversation Chesney had with songwriters Craig Wiseman, David Garcia and David Lee Murphy that they were able to capture exactly how the ‘king of the summer’ was feeling in a song.

“When I heard it, it was everything we’d been talking about,” Chesney explained. “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.”

The track is the first taste of new Chesney music, set to appear on an album coming out sometime this year. The project has been a labor of love for the singer, who has been quietly recording in the studio for nearly 18 months. The record pulls inspiration from the world around him, including the support he’s received from his fans in No Shoes Nation.

“Here And Now” is out on February 21.