Kenny Chesney To Release New Single “Tip Of My Tongue,” Co-Written With Ed Sheeran

Kenny Chesney. Photo: Danny Clinch

Following last year’s Songs for the Saints album, Kenny Chesney is preparing for the release of his first proper Blue Chair/Warner Music Nashville project, led by the release of his new single “Tip of My Tongue.” Chesney, who has earned 30 country No. 1 hits, will release the track on July 12 at 5 a.m. CT.

Chesney co-wrote the track with pop artist/writer and “Shape Of You” hitmaker Ed Sheeran and hit songwriter/producer Ross Copperman.

“It’s funny how a figure of speech can lead you to all kinds of places,” Chesney says via a statement. “You start talking, and words fall out, and anything can happen. When you go in and write on any given day, the chemistry is what it is. When the idea fell out, we all just laughed and went, ‘Well, what can we do with that?’

“I’ve written so much with Ross (Copperman), that’s always easy. He brought Ed (Sheeran) in, and he is such a great writer… The way creativity works in creative people is so different, but it’s always exciting. As a co-write with a new writer, it’s one of the most fun sessions I’ve done in a long time. I get why people love working with him.

“With all the great songs that have been written in this town, I think you always want to do something a little different,” Chesney explains. “I think there’s this moment when you look at someone and you know they contain everything. You want to know everything, consume everything about them. It’s why we say ‘It’s a long way down,’ because you want to know it all. And the best part: we got a melody that feels like what’s going on lyrically. The music matches the words, and you can just drift in it.”

Chesney is currently in the studio with longtime co-producer Buddy Cannon working on his upcoming full-length album.




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