Kenny Chesney Offers Piano-Ballad Ode To “Guys Named Captain”

Nothing like a classic Kenny Chesney sailor song.

His latest, “Guys Named Captain,” is a piano-heavy ode to the many characters you meet out at sea. Wander into any beach bar near the islands and you’ll wind up talking to one two guys that simply go by “captain.”

“Any time you find yourself near the water, you’ll find these guys… tucked into a table in a corner, or sitting near the far end of the bar. The adventures they’ve had, places they’ve gone, the way they live their life for the sea. Free spirit might be too restricting a label for them. There’s nobody more loyal or more committed to their friends. Hell-raisers, heartbreakers, poets, pirates, they dream on the water and carry themselves with a whole other kind of strength. And it’s all in the song.”

And for Kenny, all of his time spent in the island has led to real life encounters with “guys named Captain,” which once again furthers Kenny’s conception that Here And Now is an album about real people, for real people.

“Every one of the guys in this song, every one of the people I’ve met in the islands, Key West, Mexico and even on the road, they’re all very different – except how much they love the water or the road. Those things take them away, bring them back, but mostly allow them to be free. This song feels like it distills their soul into a just a few lines.”

Here And Now hits shelves on May 1st, and me personally, I couldn’t be more excited.

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