On February 21, Kenny Chesney will drop his new single, “Here and Now.”
“This song kind of blew my mind,” says Kenny.
“The chorus is everything I feel about my time on stage with No Shoes Nation…the rush of it absolutely being the best place, best moment in the entire world. There’s no rush like it.”
“But what really got me was the way the song puts everybody on notice. It says everything about how we all put off living our lives because there’s so much other stuff to do. Only thing is, that’s exactly how you miss everything that matters! It’s not the big stuff that gets you laughing or breaks the bad momentum, it’s what’s right here if you’ll bother to dial in and really feel it.”
So how did the song come about? Kenny wanted to just hang out with his writer buddies, tell stories, laugh, drink beer, and just live in the moment. That’s when Craig Wiseman, David Garcia and David Lee Murphy put the pen to paper.
“When I heard it, it was everything we’d been talking about,” Chesney said. “The melody, the rhythm felt like what the song was made of. That line, ‘Everybody’s waiting, but they’re waiting on what? Better get to living, because all we’ve got is…here & now…’ That is the whole deal in two lines. Your life is now, get after it.”