Kenny Chesney Teases New Album with “American Kids”

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Kenny Chesney may have taken this year off from touring, but the singer, songwriter and entertainer hasn’t exactly been taking a break. Chesney has been working relentlessly in the recording studio, co-producing his upcoming 16th studio album with longtime producer Buddy Cannon. The project will offer a new set of compositions fans will likely be singing along with at every tour stop when Chesney hits the road again in 2015.

Photo: Kenny Chesney, via Twitter

Photo: Kenny Chesney, via Twitter

Though a release date and album title for the upcoming project have not been announced, Chesney has offered a glimpse at the project’s first single, “American Kids.”

“We’re all a little messed up/But we’re all all right,” Chesney chants in the hook, adding to his list of signature songs that support the laid-back, positive mindset his fans have come to love.

Chesney heard “American Kids” while on a writing trip with songwriter Shane McAnally. The song was co-written by McAnally, Luke Laird and Rodney Clawson.

“Hey, life is hard,” Chesney says. “People work long hours, have all kinds of stuff going on in their personal lives. But if there’s one thing I’ve seen over the last ten years, looking out at the faces in the crowd: you can’t keep my fans down. These are people who no matter what are in love with life, and they’re gonna find the good times no matter what. It’s not a perfect world. We are all a little screwed up, but we’re all okay. I love the idea of the screw up as part of it, because honestly it makes the parts that are great, that much better. You appreciate those things that much more.”

Watch the teaser for the single “American Kids” below:


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