Hear Kenny Chesney’s Introspective New Song “Better Boat”

This new Kenny album is about to be one of his best, and this new release? Maybe one of the best on the album.

Written by Travis Meadows and Liz Rose and featuring the incredibly talented Mindy Smith, “Better Boat” is the third song from Chesney’s upcoming album Song for the Saints.

“Of all the songs on there, “Better Boat,” I think really captures the emotion of that moment – and the months following,” says Chesney. “There’s an acceptance it takes to face those challenges and that uncertainty… the lyric has that line, ‘I ride the waves I can’t control…’ And that’s exactly how this was, and in some ways, still is.”

“Mindy’s voice is so much a part of my life on the islands: I woke up with her music, drifted across the ocean with her music, watched the sun sink and the stars come out to that voice,” Chesney says of his choice. “When I heard this song, and thought about what it means, I knew Mindy had to be on here, because she’s like an angel, a spirit who lets you know that no matter what, it’s going to be okay. That’s a very big deal.”

Click here to pre-order Songs for the Saints, due out on July 27th.