Kenny Chesney is celebrating the 20th No. 1 single of his career today (9/28), just as his new album hits streets. “The Boys of Fall” currently sits atop the Mediabase and BDS charts, and has already peaked on MusicRow’s Country Breakout chart.
Though it’s been 14 years since Chesney achieved his first No. 1, the veteran star admits that the excitement of having a hit single never goes away. “I was on a photo shoot in Puerto Rico when I had my first No. 1 record with ‘When I Close My Eyes,’” he remembers. “When I heard today that ‘The Boys of Fall’ became my 20th No. 1, it made me very happy to know the feeling is the same.”
“The Boys of Fall” is the first single from his new album, Hemingway’s Whiskey, out today via BNA Records. He is promoting the release with numerous national television appearances, including CMT Invitation Only, Good Morning America (9/28), The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (10/1), and The Ellen DeGeneres Show (10/4). He spent all day yesterday at ESPN’s studios talking about football, and his Boys of Fall single and documentary.
Chesney is also on the new edition of Walmart Soundcheck, taped July 22 at Nashville’s Blackbird Studios (see below).