Chesney’s ‘The Big Revival’ Coming Sept. 23

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Kenny Chesney may have taken a break from the road this year, but he’s been hard at work in the studio perfecting his latest album, The Big Revival, which will release Sept. 23.

“The whole point of taking the time to get to a really creative place was to have the room to look at not what we’d done, but where we wanted to go,” Chesney says. “After all this time, if I can’t push myself and give the fans something that inspires them, that gets them pumped up, there’s no reason to just make a record to make a record.”

Produced by Chesney and Buddy Cannon, the 11-track album will feature appearances from Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski and Grace Potter. Chesney worked with a new team of mixers, bringing a more aggressive sound to some tracks, and more acoustic instruments to others.

“There’s so much more to country than trucks, creek beds and cut-offs,” Chesney laughs. “That stuff is fun, but when you look at how people really dig in and work, the things they face every day, you wanna remind ’em how hardcore they really are, show ’em that and also show ’em that you know there’s more to ’em than people might think.”

The video for Chesney’s first single from The Big Revival, “American Kids,” just released on VEVO.

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